METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - This week Governor John Bel Edwards announced guidance for malls to ease restrictions and begin offering curbside pickup.
At Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, 11 businesses are preparing to reopen Friday. Some businesses with exterior entrances like Cheesecake Factory and Dick’s Sporting Goods have been offering this service since April 1st.
Here’s how the new pickup order will work for shoppers. They can plan an order either call or visit the participating store’s website. Shoppers will then be designated to one of four parking garage zones across the shopping center property.
Once the customer pulls into a numbered parking space, they will call the store and an employee will deliver their items to them. Customers will pay for their order over the phone or online.
Customers will not be allowed inside the mall. Business owners opening Friday say this will be a learning process for everyone.
“Nobody in our lifetime has dealt with a pandemic. We’re all learning together,” said Victoria Sausse with Altar’d State. “We’re all getting through this the best that we can. I think the most important part of this is having understanding and compassion for each other.”
A spokesperson for Lakeside Shopping Center says all businesses were given the option to participate in the curbside pickup program. The spokesperson says, if Governor Edwards allows it, they plan to open the entire mall on May 16th.
At this time, the following stores and restaurants plan to
Participates in the program: Altar’d State, A Beautiful Soul, AT&T, Auntie Anne’s (Opening 5/8), Bra Genie, Chick-fil-a (Opening 5/4), Lakeside Concierge (Opening 5/7), Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s (Coming Soon), Earthsavers, Fleming’s, Learning Express, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, Mignon Faget, Mimi’s Kids Boutique, P.F. Chang’s, Pandora (Opening 5/4), Pokeworks, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, Puccino’s, Smashburger (Opening 5/6), Smoothie King, Starbucks at Causeway and 17th Street, The Cheesecake Factory, The Engraving Company (Opening 5/2), Williams Sonoma.
See below for parking information:
For more information on which stores will reopen under the new guidelines, click here: https://www.lakesideshopping.com/curbside