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If you go: More stores open at Boise’s mall after pandemic shutdowns

Tamarack Summer
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Boise Towne Square Mall continues its reopening process, with more stores allowing customers inside.

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The mall, owned by Brookfield Properties, first opened on May 5th – though only a very few stores opened at first.

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

At first, just more than a dozen stores opened, with no anchor tenants. Steadily over recent weeks, more retailers began to open. As of Tuesday afternoon, the majority of stores welcomed customers, including all the main anchor tenants. (Customers can only access Kohl’s via an external entrance).

Some of the mall’s merchants limit the number of people allowed in at once, while others restrict the number of entrances. A few stores are running with shorter hours. The mall itself currently operates 11am-7pm Monday-Saturday, and noon-6pm on Sunday.

The mall’s food court features a new socially distance table configuration. Photo: Don Day/BoiseDev
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A mall manager told BoiseDev traffic picked up in recent weeks and more retailers should open soon.

Here’s what’s still not open, as of Tuesday at 2pm:

  • Zales
  • The Walking Company
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Lane Bryant
  • MAC inside Macy’s
  • The Body Shop
  • Attic Salt
  • Lolli & Pop’s
  • See’s Candies
  • Bare Minerals
  • Fossil
  • Great Steak
  • Osaka Japan
  • Orange Julius
  • Shapiro

The Master Cuts salon moved its stylists to the JC Penney salon. Two of the three Wetzel’s Pretzels locations remain closed. A few stores, like Coach and Apple, require an appointment or queuing outside the store.

The mall’s food court again offers seating, with tables spaced at a significant distance.

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