New York’s Elevation Church is known for its haunted house that goes on a “slower” pace than most haunted houses.
But that might be changing, as the church has announced plans to expand to 12 locations.
Elevation will open a second location at its current location in Brooklyn on June 5.
The church was founded in 1872 in a mansion on West 17th Street.
In 1919, it was purchased by the Salvation Army and transformed into a Methodist church.
In the 1970s, it became a popular haunt for teenagers.
The church has since been converted into a shopping center, and it’s now home to some of the world’s largest independent retailers.
Elevations first opened in Brooklyn in 2013, but the church is now opening a second New York City location.
In an email, Elevation president and CEO Tom O’Keefe said the church’s decision to expand will help expand the community and boost the morale of its staff.
“Our team is working diligently to provide the best experiences possible for our guests and staff, and we look forward to welcoming guests and the community to our new venue in New York in the near future,” O’Ekes wrote.
“We know our community will appreciate a community-owned, locally owned haunted house, and will be more than happy to provide an upgrade for our current location.”
O’Keefe says the church plans to spend up to $100,000 to expand its two locations, including building new floors, adding more bathrooms, and installing new lighting.
It also plans to install additional safety measures to better prepare its guests for the night, including using blinds, flashing lights, and sound-balancing equipment.
The company is looking for “the most knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated staff to help us accomplish this transformation,” he said.
Elevate is still in negotiations with its current landlord, the Salvation Arm, to move forward with the renovations.