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Los Angeles Malls Reopen After COVID-19 Closures

Westfield Santa Anita. Image courtesy Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

After long months of COVID-19 closures, a number of Los Angeles County indoor malls reopened Oct. 7, but they were required to reopen at a limited capacity.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health gave a green light for indoor malls to reopen on Sept. 30. However, the health department told mall retailers that they must restrict capacity of indoor crowds to 25 percent of pre-pandemic consumer traffic, according to health department statements.

Los Angeles area malls reopening included Beverly Center, owned by Taubman Centers, and the Glendale Galleria, owned by the

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Primark revenue and profits hit by store closures

Primark revenue and profits hit by store closures

Image: Primark

Primark has reported a drop in half-year sales and profit as Covid-19-related store closures continue to impact the retailer.

The fast-fashion giant’s revenue fell 40 percent to 2.23 billion pounds for the six months to February 27, with the majority of its stores closed for more than half of the period. Unlike many of its rivals, Primark doesn’t have a webstore to offset sales losses from its physical stores.

Adjusted operating profit plummeted 90 percent to 43 billion pounds.

Primark’s parent company, Associated British Foods (ABF), reported a 17 percent drop

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Los Angeles Mall Closures to Be Debated |

Los Angeles County officials tell Capital & Main that the Board of Supervisors will meet in closed session tomorrow, Jan. 15, to consider tightening COVID-19 restrictions on shopping malls and other nonessential retailers in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly respiratory illness overwhelming area hospitals.  

The county sources, who requested anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on the matter, say that any decision to shut down the malls and businesses would take several days to implement. 

Behind the scenes, these sources say, board members are trying to thread the needle with top health officials between

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California theme park closures hit jobs, shops, budget


Chris Carlson / AP

In this March 18, 2020, photo, one of the normally bustling entrances to the Disneyland resort is vacant due to the coronavirus closure in Anaheim, Calif.

California’s amusement parks have been pining to reopen for months, hoping to bring back thousands of workers sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close their gates.

Now that state health officials announced strict new rules for reopening the parks, attractions spanning from Disneyland to Universal Studios are bracing for an even longer shutdown

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Los Angeles’ Beverly Center Becomes The Country’s Final Mall To Reopen After Covid-19 Closures

Over the past several months, the country has tried to return to normalcy. Schools are open, both in person and virtually, casinos and theaters are welcoming guests, and shopping malls have unlocked their doors after lengthy closures. The popular upscale Beverly Center, located in the hectic hub of Los Angeles, reopened on Wednesday. It is the country’s final major mall to return after Covid-19 shuttered the retail industry.

Beverly Center is not the only Los Angeles County mall

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