One of the hubs of commercial activity in Northern Virginia showed signs of life on Saturday, as some shoppers trickled into Tysons Corner Center. While the mall itself had not been officially closed during the coronavirus pandemic at any point, many stores chose to close on their own.
Virginia’s stay-at-home order limiting non-essential travel went into effect on March 24.
A few stores, such as Kay Jewelers, Forever 21 and Altar’d State, were open. According to Northern Virginia resident Dorothy Gundy, who provided the photos to WTOP, stores were asking shoppers to line up in the concourse and letting a few people in at a time.
A number of the mall’s restaurants are open for takeout and curbside pick-up.
The last time the mall was open with regular hours was close to two months ago. It is currently open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
While much of Virginia began to open up commerce again on May 15, Fairfax County continues to be exempted from Gov. Ralph Northam’s “Phase One,” until at least May 28.