Town Center at Boca Raton opened May 13 with new hours and safety protocols. Here’s an update with mall manager Sal Saldana from his Boca Chamber webinar. Chamber president and CEO Troy McLellan fielded questions from webinar watchers:
- Shoppers can request a temperature check and masks are highly recommended but not required under state or county guidelines. “When you come to the mall, the majority are wearing masks,” Saldana said. Store mask policies vary. If you don’t have one, “you can go back to security and grab a mask,” to enter that store.
- Reduced hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday but the same hours noon to 6 p.m. Sundays.
- Some restaurants with outdoor access are open later. Check the mall or restaurant web sites or call first.
- 70% of stores are open, but Cartier and Neiman Marcus are open for appointments only. Other stores are offering curbside service for purchases. Check first.
- Starbucks reopens June 15.
- Maximum occupancy is 50% and with social distancing, including the food court. That means some smaller stores will have queues outside their door.
- Only two of the mall’s six entrances are open but all are open to exit and all department store entrances are open.
- For parking at the two mall entrances, park at Grand Luxe or the Rex Baron and California Pizza Kitchen areas.
- Hand sanitizers are at every entrance and stations throughout mall.
- The play area for children is closed.
- Joseph’s Classic Market in still under construction and should be open by July.
By Marci Shatzman