STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Staten Island Mall in New Springville will be closed for the second year in a row on Thanksgiving Day, but the mall will reopen on Black Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., according to the mall’s website.
As retailers across the country continue to cite a positive response to the recent vacation closure and the evolving preferences of benchmark shoppers, it’s a move that many parent companies (like Brookfield Properties, which owns the Staten Island Mall ) take security while remaining courteous to associates to ensure the coronavirus (COVID-19) prosecution.
“Brookfield Properties’ shopping centers, including the Staten Island Mall, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day,” noted Rachel Wille, senior public relations and social media specialist at Brookfield. “We hope this will give our tenants, buyers and employees more time to spend with their friends, family and loved ones.”
Calling Black Friday “a cherished tradition,” Wille said the mall will have extended hours on that day and will launch a holiday program on Friday, December 10, which will run until Christmas Eve. During this time, the mall will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. On Christmas Eve, the Mall will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the mall will be closed on Christmas Day.
Wille said the holiday calendar is meant to “give our communities enough time to purchase gifts – without worrying about shipping delays – in person or via curbside pickup.
And there are several large retailers who choose to offer curbside pickup outside the mall.
After placing an order at a participating mall store or restaurant, customers can proceed to the retailer-specific pickup point. Once there, the parking area at the edge of the mall will have labeled spaces so that drivers can advise the store of their exact location when you arrive.
Participating stores include: Armani Exchange; Kiosk Watches & Jewelry; Barnes & Noble; Build-A-Bear Workshop; Chick Fil-A; Gerald Peters; Goff Jewelers; Hollister Co.; Finishing line; Lush; Pandora; Shoe rack; Showcase; Sleep number; T Mobile; The container store; Things we remember.
Anchor stores like JCPenney and Macy’s will also offer the service, a move that retail experts say helps foster a sense of optimism among consumers.
“According to industry reports, the average amount buyers are willing to spend this year is $ 1,000, which, on average, is quite close to the $ 1,047 buyers planned to spend in 2019. C So it’s a great place to be, ”noted Amanda. Powers, director of communications and marketing for the Retail Council of New York State. “Everyone handles holiday shopping issues in their own way, but there is a general sense of optimism this season, mainly because consumers have this willingness to spend. “
Powers also added that consumers are more educated and better prepared than they were in 2020.
“Last year was brand new and the public rushed to get things done on time,” she added. “This year, people managed their holiday shopping better. It is quite difficult to find someone who is not aware of supply chain issues. Consumers are simply buying earlier and looking for other sources because of it.
Mall executives said they hope this season marks a return to normal for shoppers.
“We continue to follow CDC guidelines, as well as state and local mandates, as we have done throughout the pandemic,” Wille concluded. “This is truly one of our favorite times of the year at Staten Island Mall, and we look forward to welcoming the community to the center over the next few weeks.”