Boscov’s, the long-time anchor department store at Fairlane Village Mall near Pottsville is temporarily closed due to coronavirus outbreak fears.
The store chain announced closures of several stores it operates on Monday, just hours after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf urged non-essential stores like shopping malls to close for 2 weeks.
While Boscov’s closes, the Fairlane Village Mall appears it’ll try remaining open, the first day of expanded mitigation efforts in Pennsylvania to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Right now, the Mall plans to open on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. On weekends, for now, it’ll be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Boscov’s Department Stores Close on Coronavirus Fears – Fairlane Village Mall Stays Open for Now
In addition to the Pottsville location for Boscov’s inside the Fairlane Village Mall, the store is also closing nearby locations at Boscov’s Berkshire, Boscov’s Fairgrounds (North), Boscov’s East (Exeter), Boscov’s Hazleton, and Boscov’s Lehigh Valley.
Boscov’s doesn’t give any indication when it might re-open but we’d suspect it’s whenever any statewide restrictions on business are lifted.
For other anchors at the Mall, they’re staying open, too, based on their latest guidance.
For a statement from Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass, click or tap here. In short, they’re still open. She writes, “We are confident that we are taking appropriate steps to keep our stores safe for our customers and associates. For those who prefer to shop online, we also serve customers at Kohls.com and on the Kohl’s App for in-store pickup or ship-to-home.”
The Michaels Companies CEO Mark Cosby issued a statement recently, too. For stores, he says, “We are increasing the cleaning of cashier and framing counters, store classrooms, shopping cart handles, door handles, bathrooms, breakrooms and other high-traffic and high-touch areas. We have also developed dedicated communication channels to share information and preventative guidelines with our Team Members.”
The staff at Fairlane Village Mall recommends calling ahead to any store you plan to visit to check their working hours.