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The allegedly haunted former Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery is looking for a "massive" retail tenant, but its spooky history is getting in the way. "A tipster tells us that the last few interested parties were scared away from the space, thanks to its notably haunted nature. No joke. One such candidate backed out because they didn't want to 'invest millions' and then appear on an episode of Ghost Hunters." [Bowery Boogie]