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Chico Mall prepares to reopen Wednesday

The Chico Mall will be the 2nd mall in the state to reopen to the public on Wednesday.

Posted: May 12, 2020 7:05 PM
Updated: May 18, 2020 1:38 PM

CHICO, Calif.- The Chico Mall is set to reopen on Wednesday for the first time in almost two months.

Reporter Kristian Lopez spoke with Senior Mall Manager, Natasha Shelton who says they got the green light to reopen because of the low number of reported cases in Butte County.

She says they are taking all the necessary precautions. The mall will become the second mall in the state to reopen during the pandemic following Yuba-Sutter Mall's reopening last week.

However, not all of the stores will be open just yet. The hair and nail salons inside the mall will be closed until further notice.

People in Chico have mixed reactions when it comes to the mall being back open.

"I think it's too soon, I don't think we are ready because many people aren't following social distancing and not wearing masks, there are those of us who are in the more susceptible population," said Chico resident Lenore Caputo.

Jason Madewell from Chico says, "There's always a risk to something happening, it was that way before the pandemic and it'll be that way after, life needs to go on."

Employees will be monitoring the entrances of each store to control the flow of traffic, only a few people will be allowed inside the stores at a time.

There will be new restrictions depending on each store's policy.

Face masks will be recommended but not required. There will also be hand-sanitizing stations at every entrance.

The mall will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday's from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

H&M is expected to open this Fall, and HomeGoods is expected to open in Spring of 2021. 

Planet Fitness is expected to open this Summer, depending on state regulations. 

The following stores will be open:

  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Buckle
  • Finish Line
  • Devon's Jewelers
  • AT&T NorCal Wireless
  • Auntie Anne’s
  • Cinnabon
  • Zumiez
  • Journeys
  • Backyard Solutions
  • Butte Cash 4 Gold
  • Cali Phone Repair
  • Cali Custom
  • Cleo’s Retail Store (Salon will remain temporarily closed)
  • Coast Board Shop
  • Cricket Wireless
  • Luxury Perfumes
  • GNC
  • Frizz Free Hair (retail only)
  • Phone Wizard
  • Xfinity
  • Footlocker will open Tuesday, 5/19

In addition, Click Here to view the stores that are also open for Retail to You, curbside, and take-out.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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