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When Opry Mills opened its doors for the first time 20 years ago today, 100,000 people poured inside to check out the mall’s nearly 200 merchants and sign up to win one of 10 $1,000 shopping sprees.

Ten years to the day later, it was quite a different scene, with the mall desolate — closed because of the historic Nashville flood.

Now, on its 20th birthday, Opry Mills is reopening yet again, this time amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Opry Mills, which had been closed since March 18, is among other