La Mesa

Buffalo Breath Costume shop closing after 45 years in business

Buffalo Breath Costume shop closing after 45 years in business

There is no way to disguise the sad news. Buffalo Breath Costumes, after more than 45 years in business here, is closing forever at year’s end.

Managers say the shop’s departure will leave only one other year-round costume rental store of its type here locally — Gypsy Treasure in La Mesa.

“I feel heartbroken,” said office manager Ryan Varney, who has worked with the family-owner retailer for the past nine years. “This is my home, my family.”

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