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Galleria Mall, The Woodlands Mall, other Houston-area malls temporarily close its doors amid coronavirus outbreak

HOUSTON – Simon Property Group which owns three Houston-area malls, including The Galleria announced Wednesday it would temporarily close all of its retail properties, including Malls, Premium Outlets and Mills in the U.S. The measure takes effect at 7 p.m. and will end on March 29, the company said.

“The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees is of paramount importance and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said David Simon, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Simon.

Memorial City Mall also announced it will temporarily close its doors at 7 p.m. Wednesday until March 31.

“It is our responsibility to protect our employees, patrons, and tenants,” said Jason Johnson, president of MetroNational. “As we continue to monitor ongoing recommendations by our federal, state and local government and healthcare officials, we will determine and announce the re-opening of Memorial City Mall.”

This is the latest addition to malls across the Houston area are either temporarily closing or adjusting hours of operation due to the growing threat of the coronavirus. Here’s a list so far:

Baybrook Mall

Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Deerbrook Mall

Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

First Colony Mall

Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Galleria

Closed until March 29.

Houston Premium Outlets

Closed until March 29.

Katy Mills

Closed until March 29.

Memorial City Mall

Closed until March 31.

The Woodlands Mall

Closed until further notice.

Willowbrook Mall

Monday through Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

Easter Bunny Update

“Out of an abundance of caution, Cherry Hill (our operating partner) has decided to postpone the opening of the Easter bunny experience. Should the situation change, it may open closer to Easter. If it is cancelled completely, Cherry Hill will refund all reservations.”

"We remain committed to supporting the operations of our retailers. We recognize that, in light of concerns surrounding the coronavirus, retailers and merchants may implement their own corporate policies regarding modified hours or temporary store closures.

“Please make sure to check the restaurant or store hours prior to visiting. To find the most up-to-date tenant hours, please search in the directory and click on the tenant name to see the current hours.”


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