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04/27/2020

Texas malls open for curbside pick-up

Al Urbanski
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Market Street in The Woodlands suburb of Houston

Texas Governor Greg Abbot allowed malls and shopping centers to sell online and deliver purchases curbside beginning last Friday, and several jumped at the chance.

Market Street in The Woodlands, Texas, a town center featuring stores with exterior entrances, invited people to shop from their homes or their cars. Stores taking part included Louis Vuitton, Kendra Scott, Luxe Custom Collective, and Thomas Markle Jewelers.

At the Woodlands Mall in Houston, nearly 30 retailers expressed an interest in “retail-to-go” programs with deliveries being made at the north entrance of the mall between Nordstrom and J.C. Penney. As of last Friday, Macy’s, Xfinity, Nordstrom, and Dick’s Sporting Goods had begun doing business, according to the Houston Chronicle.

At Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, curbside hours were set from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on most days and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Numbered parking spaces were created at the property for assigned pick-ups. Participants included Dillards, GameStop, Rack Room Shoes, VisionPlus, and Vitamin World.

Finish Line, Talbots, Kona Grill, Macy’s, Cheesecake Factory, and Saks Fifth Avenue led a cast of brands in the curbside pickup show at North Star Mall in San Antonio, where each retailer was assigned a dedicated number of spaces in the parking lot.