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Officials with Vicksburg Mall announce it will reopen Friday

The Vicksburg Mall will reopen Friday at 11 a.m.

“We just needed to get the businesses open for the people here in Vicksburg and for our tenants,” mall manager Jerry Chambers said. “Everybody’s hurting right now, and some of the restrictions have been eased up and the state proclamation by the governor allows enough leeway to open up with some added controls.”

Chambers said Hobby Lobby has already reopened, and most of the mall’s interior stores will reopen with the exception of the barbershops and gymnasiums. He did not know if Belk or Dillard’s will reopen Friday, and said Fun Lanes bowling cannot open yet.

According to information from the mall, it will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Entry to the mall will be through the front entrance and customers must wear masks and practice social distancing. Occupancy in the mall will be limited to 65 people and groups are limited to five people.

A youth escort policy will be in effect requiring anyone under 18 years old to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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