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Pranksters Turn Empty SF Google Office into Spirit Halloween Store

If just for one afternoon, fake Spirit Halloween signs went up at the still-vacant Google Office in SoMa
By - posted 9/23/2021 No Comment

Thanks to SF Gate and KRON4 for letting us know how prank artist Danielle Baskin converted an empty Google Office in SoMa in SF into what looked like a brand new “Spirit Halloween” store on Monday afternoon.

Led by prank artist Danielle Baskin, a group of 11 set out to make it look like the entrance of the Google Office on Embarcadero at Folsom was being turned into a Spirit Halloween store, complete with a large sign, “We’re Hiring” posters, construction signs and cones making it look like they were getting ready to move it.

The prank lasted long enough to take photos and after two hours Google’s security team arrived to take away the signs

Spirit stores tend to take over empty real estate for a few months in the lead up to Halloween. Baskin told SF Gate that the prank was done as a laugh but also wanted to bring attention to all of the empty storefronts and unused real estate in San Francisco. “It’s just a joke to point out all the empty space that sits here,” said Baskin

Read the entire story and full interview at SF Gate