Remember when you could actually go into a store and purchase something? Well my friend that time is back. Yes, I know we have been able to still go to Walmart and Meijer stores - but now you can return to Great Lakes Crossing and Twelve Oaks Mall beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 28th.

Regular hours for shopping at both locations will be 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays. Not all stores will be open, and as of now, it has not been announced as to which retailers will be open.

Guidelines will be set in place to keep shoppers safe at both locations. Great Lakes Crossing will be doing following,

  • Cleaning and disinfecting the center throughout the day, and after-hours, with a focus on high-touch, high-traffic surfaces.
  • Using a stronger disinfectant when available.
  • Encouraging the use of masks where it is not already mandated by local, state or federal laws.
  • Using signage and decals to help customers with social distancing.
  • Offering hand sanitizer at designated stations.
  • Providing wipes for strollers (as supplies last).
  • Closing play areas.
  • Turning off drinking fountains.
  • Removing furniture and/or resetting seating areas in our common areas and food courts to allow for greater social distancing.
  • Removing trays from our food court to reduce the number of high-touch surfaces.
  • Allowing mall walkers access to do what they love an hour before the center opens to the public at 10:00 AM.

Twelve Oaks Mall will be taking the following precautions,

  • Cleaning and disinfecting the center throughout the day, and after-hours, with a focus on high-touch, high-traffic surfaces.
  • Using a stronger disinfectant when available.
  • Encouraging the use of masks where it is not already mandated by local, state or federal laws.
  • Using signage and decals to help customers with social distancing.
  • Offering hand sanitizer at designated stations.
  • Closing play areas.
  • Turning off drinking fountains.
  • Removing furniture and/or resetting seating areas in our common areas and food courts to allow for greater social distancing.
  • Removing trays from our food courts to reduce the number of high-touch surfaces.

Have you been sitting on an item that you have been waiting to return from a store at Twelve Oaks or Great Lakes Crossing? That would be the only reason for me to go. On second thought, buying some pants that fit (thanks quarantine) is probably not a bad idea. Either way, I am sure there are plenty of people ready to shop until they drop.