Last week Governor Murphy announced that non-essential stores would be allowed to reopen for curbside pickup, meaning that retailers could fill customer orders and bring them out to their cars for a contactless exchange. This presented a problem for some malls, but most have started to find solutions to allow their stores to reopen. But don’t hit the road and head to the mall just yet.
While almost every mall has some sort of curbside pickup offerings, only a handful of retailers at each shopping destination have reopened so far. The good news: The list of open retailers seems to be growing daily.
Each mall has its own set of rules surrounding curbside pickups but they all operate under a similar premise. Order online or on the phone, and then head to a designated area in the parking lot. Once there, you should call the retailer and they will bring the items out to your car. You need to remain in your vehicle the entire time, be in the correct zone and obey social distancing rules.
So if you need your Anthropologie or Nordstrom fix, or you need a new set of LEGOs to keep the kids busy for the long weekend, you can now run to the mall… just like the good old days of January.
Not all malls are open for curbside yet, but check the links below for the status of your local mall.
Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing
Moorestown Mall, Moorestown
Cumberland Mall, Vineland
Deptford Mall, Deptford
Newport Centre, Jersey City
Willowbrook Mall, Wayne
Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater