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Fri May 15, 2020, 06:37 AM

Mall of America to reopen June 1, Rosedale and Galleria on Monday

While Gov. Tim Walz has given the green light for stores in Minnesota to reopen as soon as Monday, it will take days or weeks before some get back up and running as they recall furloughed employees and establish new safety protocols.

Once they do open, the next hurdle will be convincing shoppers it’s safe to return. While there’s pent-up demand among some consumers restless to get out of the house, retailers acknowledge many others will hesitate for a while to go back to stores for discretionary purchases.

Mall of America is opening for shopping on June 1. Rosedale Center and the Galleria open Monday.

“We don’t know what to expect,” said Kari Palmer, marketing director of Maple Grove-based Schuler Shoes, which will reopen its eight Twin Cities stores Monday. “Are we going to be opening to crickets or lines out the door or somewhere in between?”

Read more: https://www.startribune.com/mall-of-america-to-reopen-june-1-rosedale-and-galleria-on-monday/570472952/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:53 AM

1. If "there's pent-up demand among some consumers restless to get out of the house,"

that indicates that Americans shop out of boredom, not true need of products.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:19 AM

2. I would say that's true

I’d say 90 percent of shopping is more something to do even during normal times.

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