The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is going to pack up their visitors center at Clinton Antique Mall and move it to the grounds adjacent to the haunted house and repurpose it.
Executive Director Marian Brisard explains they are going to create an escape room with the structure. This will give attendees of the haunted house something more to do while they wait to go through.
Brisard indicates a haunted house convention in St. Louis this spring inspired them. The themes will change each week and she points out they are going to theme one weekend around a local veterinarian.
The change also comes with a small financial incentive for the Chamber. Brisard explains it is $600 a year to house their visitors center at the Antique Mall but it will be a cost of $500 to move it to the haunted house site on Washington Street.
After the haunted house season, Brisard says they could open up the escape room to anyone who may want to do a team-building exercise or even for special events.
Chamber officials also say they are adjusting their dates for the haunted house. Brisard says they are not going to open on the traditional first weekend of October but rather the second and then take their open dates to November 1-2 immediately following Halloween on Thursday, October 31.