Klépierre, the European leader in shopping malls, has reopened all its French shopping centres. The administrative decisions that had ordered the closure of nine shopping malls in the Paris region (Val d’Europe, Créteil Soleil, Belle Épine, Noisy Arcades, Villiers-en-Bière, Le Millénaire, Beau Sevran, Claye-Souilly and Éragny) have been revoked. Hence, as of May 30, all these malls are welcoming back all its retailers and visitors in the best sanitary conditions.
Over the last weeks, Klépierre staff had been actively preparing the full reopening of these malls in the Paris region. Everything has been planned for and organized: staff equipment, floor marking, customer flow signage, display of maximum store capacity, and temperature check (an optional service offered to customers). Operating restrictions still apply to bars and restaurants which may now open in France, but only outdoor in the Paris region. Cinemas will reopen on June 22 provided that social distancing is ensured.
With the Portuguese malls reopening this Monday, reopenings in France bring the share of open malls in the whole Klépierre portfolio to 93% in value. The share will reach 100% on June 8 when shopping centres in the Madrid and Barcelona regions reopen.