Shopping centers: ready to welcome the consumer on the 1st of June

The owners of shopping centres waiting for the news with impatience. Recovery plans are already laid out with certain safety measures. The 1er June, they will be ready to host the consumers.

Contacted by The Newspaper, Cominar, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Oxford and Trudel Alliance have all confirmed that their institutions outside of the greater Montreal area were open the next week.

To this day, only the shops that had a storefront could accommodate guests.

Monday, at the end of the day, the industry was still waiting for the full set of security measures to public health that must be respected.

All the donors have, however, indicated that they would apply various measures to ensure the safety of their visitors, including the implementation of signage and the installation of stations of disinfection.

The cleaning of furniture and traffic areas will be more often.

“We are happy. For the past several weeks, we are preparing our relaunch. Our retailers are very excited to reopen, ” says the vice-president, talent and organization at Cominar, Sandra Lecuyer.

The real estate fund holds, among others, in the region, Instead of the City and the Carrefour Charlesbourg.

No Mega Park

The side Galleries of the Capital, the management is “pleased” at the idea of welcoming new customers. She pointed out that the independent stores will open at different dates after the 1st of June.

The Mega Park will, however, remain closed. The government has not yet given the green light to the entertainment areas.

For Trudel Alliance, owner of Fleur de Lys, one of the challenges will be to restore consumer confidence. Employees of the group will be responsible for welcoming customers and providing them with the instructions.

“We’re relieved. Some merchants have already begun to prepare their store, ” says co-owner, Jonathan Trudel.

The latter confirms that not all the stores that will reopen. Unfortunately, some will be victims of the pandemic.

Safety first

About Ivanhoe Cambridge, the Laurier Québec and Place Ste-Foy, they will open in the next week.

“Security is going to be the most important element,” notes the director of public affairs, Katherine Roux Groleau.

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