Dartmouth Mall to Reopen After Closure Due to COVID-19
According to a recent press release, the Dartmouth Mall is scheduled to reopen on Friday, June 12 at 11 am and operating under reduced hours after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“PREIT has prioritized the restoration and sustainability of its communities in its thorough adaptation of policies to reflect expectations upon reopening, as we slowly begin to reunite with our tenant and customer bases while heeding governmental restrictions.”
The press release explained that for now, the mall will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm and on Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Details of how Dartmouth Mall plans to maintain cleanliness and safety can be found at ShopDartmouthMall.com. “We thoroughly cleaned the entire facility during our downtime and have removed common area seating. Based on government restrictions, the food area will remain closed. In order to enforce the CDC’s social distancing recommendations, our play area will remain closed.”
The Dartmouth Mall has provided recommendations for shoppers and tenants, which can be found HERE. The mall has also “created a job portal to collect contact information from interested candidates to facilitate the re-hiring process for our tenants and stimulate local job growth.”
The mall has established “designated areas for Mall2Go contact-free pickup for customers that wish to shop their favorite merchants from a safe distance. Retailers are encouraged to utilize this service.”
In an effort to support local retailers, “PREIT has launched a Shop Local website that supports the e-commerce platforms of all of the local and regional tenants in its portfolio. The mall has also utilized its social media reach to promote the businesses that found safe ways to remain open throughout the pandemic as well as those operating online.”
Personally, I'm just happy to be able to walk around at the mall and be able to window shop. Shopping so much better when it's not just "Add to Cart."