The Lakewood Center, the Stonewood Center in Downey and the Los Cerritos Center will be reopening their indoor spaces on Wednesday, the owner and operator of the shopping centers announced.
Indoor malls, together with other businesses like nail salons and card rooms, have been allowed to reopen on a staggered timeline since Wednesday last week.
Some outside-facing stores had already been allowed to reopen, in accordance with state health orders, while stores located inside the centers had been mandated to remain closed.
“We are looking forward to seeing our retail partners and welcoming local shoppers back,” a press release by owner and operator Macerich read. “More than ever, people are ready to safely get back to the places and activities they’ve been missing and we are excited to be a big part of this.”
Enhanced cleaning protocols, electrostatic disinfectant sprayers and “hospital-grade filters” in the centers’ air-conditioning systems will be employed to “make sure guests and employees feel comfortable and at ease with the return to business,” according to the release.
Retailers expect holiday shopping activity to start early this year, the release stated further. “All of us are committed to ensuring our property can get back to making major contributions to our local economy through jobs, sales taxes and more.”