Lakeside Shopping Center temporarily closing, Oakwood Center modifies mall hours in response to coronavirus pandemic

Lakeside Shopping Center and Oakwood Center announce operational changes, during efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus cases in the New Orleans area.

Lakeside Shopping Center has announced it will temporarily close via its website, starting on Wednesday, March 18.

This closure includes any interior facing stores. A store or restaurant with exterior exits are allowed to open at its discretion, Lakeside said.

Earlier Tuesday, Macy’s, which has a location inside of Lakeside, made the announcement that they would close all of their stores across the country.

Store hours are listed below:

Dillard’s: Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays Noon – 6 p.m.

All restaurants on property are open and are offering take-out options.

The Kids’ Castle play area inside Lakeside will also temporarily close until further notice due to COVID-19, Lakeside announced. Lakeside also announced it will cancel its Easter Bunny arrival celebration event and postpone the Kids Expo, both scheduled on March 21.

Photo courtesy: Oakwood Center

Oakwood Center in Gretna also announced updated mall hours, via its website, effective Monday, March 16.

The shopping center will operate between noon and 7 p.m. every day except for Sunday. Mall hours on Sunday are noon to 6 p.m.

Oakwood will also postpone the opening of its Easter bunny experience, out of an abundance of caution. The latest update says the experience may open closer to Easter, “should the situation change,” the website says. Cherry Hill, Oakwood’s operating partner, will refund all reservations if the event is completely canceled.

Clearview City Center announced the shopping center’s interior will be closed to the public as a safety precaution in alignment with recent restrictions and guidance issued by Gov. John Bel Edwards and the CDC. However, Target and other retail outlets along the exterior of the shopping center – at their discretion – will remain open and accessible to shoppers.

Many major retailers across the U.S. have shut down stores or reduced hours in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers like Disney, Nike, Free People, Hollister and Apple have already announced store closures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Several retailers and merchants inside local malls may implement their own policies regarding modified hours or temporary store closures.

Guests should contact restaurants or retailers for additional details before visiting. Tenant information can also be found in respective mall store directories.

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