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Update: Mall anchor stores, more stores start to open

A few more stores opened at Boise Towne Square in recent days, including one of its anchor tenants.

Macy’s again welcomed customers Monday, the first of the mall’s large two-story anchor tenants to do so. Some services, like the makeup counter, remain closed. The store, like many retailers in the mall, is open 11am-7pm.

“We are ready to welcome our customers back to Macy’s Boise Towne Square,” Marc Mastronardi, chief stores officer at Macy’s told KIVI. “We’re introducing new precautions to keep your family and ours safe and are now offering curbside pick-up to make getting what you want quick and easy. Our teams have come together and supported each other and our communities throughout this challenging time, and we look forward to safely serving our customers whenever they are ready to shop.”

JCPenney set to open

JCPenney told BoiseDev it would also reopen the mall location, starting Wednesday. It would also reopen its store in Nampa.

“We are thrilled to welcome our associates and customers back to JCPenney in Boise and Nampa, and our top priority remains on the health and safety of our associates, customers, and communities,” JCPenney EVP Jim DePaul wrote in a statement. “We want to ensure everyone is safe and feels comfortable as we continue to provide an engaging shopping experience.”

Dillards, Kohls, more

Kohl’s also reopened Monday, though customers can only access the store through an external entrance.

Dillards will open its store Tuesday.

As BoiseDev reported early Monday, the Apple store also opened again – the first location the retailer opened anywhere in the US.

[Analysis: Boise’s mall area a significant local economic engine, tied to big national retailers]

Several more stores opened in recent days, including:

  • Cellairis
  • Champs Sports
  • Cosset
  • Foot Locker
  • Good Burger
  • Journeys and Journeys Kidz
  • Shoe Dept. Encore
  • Shoe Show
  • Starbucks

The mall’s website shows Kay Jewelers, Fred Meyer Jewelers, GNC, Francesca’s and Forever 21 as also open, but we didn’t observe these stores open on our Monday check.

The latest openings add to the dozen or so stores that opened the first day after retail started at the regional mall in Boise, which we noted here.

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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