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Retail during a pandemic: shoe store takes to Facebook live after doors closed, workers furloughed

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SHORT PUMP, Va (WRIC) — For over two weeks, Saxon Shoes in Short Pump and Fredericksburg have closed their doors, leaving them searching for a way to stay afloat.

“This has been pretty devastating to our entire staff as we’ve had to furlough 98 percent of everybody during this downturn,” said Gary Weiner, Saxon Shoes president.

In an attempt to drum up business, Saxon Shoes started live streaming on its Facebook page.

With a selfie stick in hand, Special Projects Coordinator Amanda

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Ledgewood Commons promises new eateries, retail stores to open in 2020 – News – New Jersey Herald

ROXBURY — The realty company and developers involved in the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons, a 470,000-square-foot open-air mall on Route 10, are moving forward with plans to open in October 2020.

ROXBURY — The realty company and developers involved in the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons, a 470,000-square-foot open-air mall on Route 10, are moving forward with plans to open in October 2020, and several eateries have been added to a list of already secured retailers.

The site, located within a popular shopping area just 25 minutes south of Newton, was once home to the closest Macy’s department store

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Coronavirus effects on the evolving retail industry

As operator of one of the country’s biggest liquidators, Bryant Riley has profited from what’s been called the retail apocalypse — the destruction of shops and big chains largely because of competition from online upstarts.

In retrospect, the term might have been thrown about a bit loosely over the last decade considering what’s happening today: the sudden and indefinite closure of countless stores across the nation and the likelihood that many will not reopen.

“Nobody planned for a zero-revenue scenario,” said Riley, chairman and co-chief executive of B. Riley Financial, an L.A. company that owns Great American, which liquidated

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California OKs Resumption of Shopping At Retail Stores

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The California Department of Public Health today announced the statewide reopening of in-store retail shopping, a major step in California’s emergence from shutdown orders issued in March to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The retail guidance for in-person shopping that is already in place for certain counties now applies statewide, officials said.

Retail does not include personal services such as hair salons, nail salons and barbershops.

Monday’s announcement came as Gov. Gavin Newsom released guidelines for resuming in-person services at churches and other houses of worship.

“Together, our actions have helped bend the curve and

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American Dream New Jersey mall delays opening retail over coronavirus

Workers labor atop lifts on the side of a building construction of an indoor waterpark at the site of the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, Thursday, April 25, 2019, seen from Carlstadt, N.J.

Julio Cortez | AP

The American Dream megamall in New Jersey, which has an indoor amusement park and ski slope, is shutting down entirely due to the coronavirus, co-CEOs Don and Mark Ghermezian announced Friday. 

This also means they will be pushing back the long-awaited opening of retail shops, including Zara and H&M, and the world’s first DreamWorks Animation Water Park, which were both set to

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