Quaker Bridge Mall to Reopen Monday with Restrictions
Quaker Bridge Mall will be fully reopening this Monday (June 29th), according to Centraljersey.com, after being closed since March 17th, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
I know this is great news for many who have missed shopping during New Jersey Governor Murphy's stay-at-home-order, and of course, for the merchants who were forced to close their businesses and suffer great financial loses. I made a quick call to the mall to confirm this information, and it's true. The outgoing message says the mall is indeed reopening Monday, with the general hours of Monday through Saturday, 11am - 7pm and Sunday 12pm - 6pm. The message cautioned that individual store and restaurant hours may vary, so I would call the restaurants and stores you're interested in directly.
You'll have to wear a face covering while shopping (or working), stores will only be allowing customers in at 50% capacity, common seating areas (like in the food court) will still be closed, so will theaters and arcades. You'll still be able to grab food to-go.
The mall's management group, Simon Property Group, will be making free masks and sanitizing wipes available for you at designated entrances and at the mall office, according to the article. Dividers are being put up in the entrances to keep shoppers apart, and reminders to social distance will be posted througout the mall. In the bathrooms, some sinks and facilities will be blocked to keep a safe space between shoppers, and stores will continuously wipe down high touch areas (counters and pay screens) throughout the day.
Store employees will be subject to temperature checks. If they have a temperature of over 100.4 or haven't felt well for a few days, they will be asked to go home.
To check out Simon Malls' health and safety guidelines, click here.
Quaker Bridge Mall is located at 3320 Brunswick Pike (Route 1), Lawrenceville.