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Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza are reopening on Friday, May 1, CNBC first reported.
The Buckhead malls are two of 49 that parent company Simon Property Group is reopening nationwide starting Friday and through the weekend.
Plans to bring Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza back online arrive on the heels of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp last week announcing that certain businesses could reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Hours of operation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, to allow for cleaning overnight, according to an internal Simon memo obtained by CNBC.
What Now Atlanta has reached out to Simon for more information regarding the openings. In the meantime, click here to read CNBC’s thoughtful report in its entirety.
Other Georgia malls that Simon plans on reopening at the end of the week include Calhoun Outlet Marketplace, Mall of Georgia, North Georgia PO, Sugarloaf Mills, and Town Center at Cobb.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]