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The Citadel OutletsOfficials from the mall confirmed that Commerce stores will reopen for in store shopping on Thursday. They will have physical distancing in place and safety measures in effect.
Los Angeles County officials announced the revival of the shopping mall after they had closed the doors for nearly two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
David Blagg is the general manager of Citadel Outlets. He stated that 20 stores would be open on Thursday. Additional stores will reopen over weekend and next week, after approval from corporate offices. According to the mall’s directoryThe stores that were slated to reopen included Journeys, Old Navy and Skechers.
“We are so happy to have people coming back to the Citadel Outlets,”Blagg spoke to KTLA. “It has been a stressful time for everyone, but we are anxiously awaiting to see what kind of crowds we get.”
Previously, just 18 of the outlet’s 130 stores, including eateries, were open for curbside pickup.
The shopping center will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
New safety measures were implemented in the COVID-19 pandemic. These include more frequent sanitizing and the installation of “contactless bathroom amenities,”According to a press release, there is hand sanitizer at the customer service desk and plexiglass protections.
To ensure social distancing between shoppers and employees, all seating areas were rearranged to be six-foot apart. To remind shoppers to keep their distance, decals were placed throughout the shopping center.
Officials at the mall stated that all employees must wear face covers, test their temperature daily, and adhere to hygienic practices.
Stores have been asked to implement safety measures such as keeping guests out, creating one-way aisles and offering contactless payment options.
During the state-mandated closure of the outlet, construction was underway for a new three-story Levi’s flagship store, which is scheduled to open in early 2021.
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