Open for business: Some stores in malls across Anchorage are back open

Published: Apr. 28, 2020 at 7:15 AM AKDT
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Editor's Note: Channel 2 had previously reported that some stores in the Anchorage 5th Ave. Mall was open after being referred to the mall's website by a mall representative. The mall's website says the mall is temporarily closed but referred patrons to a store list as "essential retailers" may still be open. Some stores on that list still list open hours, which we reported. Channel 2 has reached out to the 5th Avenue Mall again to confirm whether the entire mall is closed.

On Monday, some

. Of the businesses opening back up, shops in three Anchorage malls.

Here is a break down from each mall.

5th Avenue Mall

  • The Alaska Walking Store: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Apricot Lane: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Banana Republic: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Bottoms Boutique: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Circular: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m
  • Cracked Wireless: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Famous Footwear: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • JCPenny: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • JCPenny Optical: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • JCPenny Portraits: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Mad Men Studios: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Oil & Vinegar: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Pacsun: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sullivan’s Steakhouse: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunglass Hut: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • U.S. Postal Service: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Wells Fargo Bank: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Zumiez: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The times above are according to the


Some viewers have called saying stores aren't open. If you are curious if a store is open, you may need to call.

Midtown Mall

The Midtown Mall is back open but several stores remain closed.

According to a post on Facebook, the mall is advising people to contact individual stores to see if they are open.

Midtown Mall will reopen with normal operating hours tomorrow, April 27th at 10am! Some stores may remain closed, or may...

Posted by Midtown Mall on Sunday, April 26, 2020

The mall is also implementing new operating practices such as:

- Face mask must be worn inside

- Only having two enterances open

- No benches inside the mall and are asking people to not wait in the hallways

Dimond Center

The mall is open but individual businesses will make the decision about when they want to reopen independently.

Channel 2 spoke with the Dimond Center’s General Manager Robert Dye last week who said if you plan on shopping at the Dimond Center when it opens, you’ll have to wear a mask, and if you don’t have one, the Dimond Center will be providing you with one. The mall will also have hand sanitation stations, signage for social distancing, and disinfectant wipes throughout the building.

Northway Mall

According to its

, the mall is closed until further notice.

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