Simon announced today that Copley Place, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, South Shore Plaza and 11 other malls it owns in Massachusetts will close tonight and stay closed through at least March 29 due to Covid-19 concerns.
Does that include the Target at South Shore? It has its own entrance.
Target at South shore plaza to remain open.
How is that going to work? Copley Place is connected indoors to several hotels and office buildings, as well as to Back Bay Station and the Prudential Center (which is itself connected to more hotels and offices and a Green Line station).
How do they normally close it in the evening? If nothing else they can close the stores and just leave it open as a pedestrian path.
The building itself will probaby still have some access.
There hasn't been much open in the mall anyway, besides the coffee shops, but at least you could pass through from Back Bay Station to the Prudential and avoid the elements in bad weather. The Sheraton bastards locked their doors last week, forcing anyone without a key card to detour outside down a little-used, poorly lit staircase leading to Belvidere Street across from the new Four Seasons. I don't know what wheelchair users and elderly folks are supposed to do.
I don't see such a list on the page you linked to, but WBZ-TV lists them all:
The Auburn Mall, Burlington Mall, Cape Cod Mall, Copley Place, Emerald Square, Lee Premium Outlets, Liberty Tree Mall, Liberty Tree Strip, Northshore Mall, Solomon Pond Mall, South Shore Plaza, Square One Mall, The Shops at Chestnut Hill and the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets are all Simon malls in Massachusetts.
(Four of the five remaining Sears stores in Massachusetts are in these malls. I wonder if those stores will ever reopen.)
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