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  • A Macy's employee makes a curbside delivery at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, April 24, 2020 in The Woodlands. Retail shops are beginning to re-open after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are beginning to offer curbside delivery of items outside the mall. Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer / © 2020 Houston Chronicle

    A Macy’s employee makes a curbside delivery at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, April 24, 2020 in The Woodlands. Retail shops are beginning to re-open after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are beginning to offer curbside delivery of items outside the mall.

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    A Macy’s employee makes a curbside delivery at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, April 24, 2020 in The Woodlands. Retail shops are beginning to re-open after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    … morePhoto: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

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A Macy’s employee makes a curbside delivery at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, April 24, 2020 in The Woodlands. Retail shops are beginning to re-open after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are beginning to offer curbside delivery of items outside the mall.

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A Macy’s employee makes a curbside delivery at The Woodlands Mall on Friday, April 24, 2020 in The Woodlands. Retail shops are beginning to re-open after being shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

… morePhoto: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer

The

Woodlands Mall

and

Market Street

shopping center started offering curbside retail shopping services Friday, with customers ordering online and picking up the items at a designated location at each shopping venue.

The new service follows loosened restrictions on business closures as officials hope to kick-start the economy.

Rachel Wille, senior public relations and social media specialist for retail for Brookfield Properties, the owner of the mall, said about 30 stories are expected to take part in the curbside retail program, however there is no start date for the new services determined as of Friday.

All updates and details of the program will be posted to the mall’s website.

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“Approximately 30 retailers are expected to participate in retail-to-go — pick-ups will take place at the north entrance of the mall between Nordstrom and JCPenney. Our website will be updated with a list of participating retailers before the program officially kicks off,” Wille said in an email to The Villager.

As of Friday, only four retail stores were doing curbside pick-up, Macy’s, Xfinity, Nordstrom and Dick;s Sporting Goods. Other businesses inside the mall’s footprint that are open include: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse | Take Out; P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, for take out; Panera Bread, for take out; Peli Peli for take out; and The Cheesecake Factory for take out.

Wille said the process of determining when the service will begin in full is in part contingent on implementing proper CDC safety measures such as social distancing and individual stores making their wares available.

“The well-being and safety of our shopping center community is always our top priority. We are eager to continue to work with our community officials as we navigate the changing road ahead. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out,” Wille said.

At Market Street, which unlike The Woodlands Mall features exterior stores and restaurants, shopping center officials said starting Friday stores will begin selling goods and items for curbside pick-up at select boutiques.

Noemi Gonzalez, Market Street marketing director said in a release that individual retailers have begun selling items for delivery or pickup, noting that customers can shop from their home or their car.

Among the Market Street stores doign the curbside service are: Louis Vuitton, Hemline, Kendra Scott, Luxe Custom Collective, The Woodhouse Day Spa and Thomas Markle Jewelers are set to feature a additional retailers expected to join in the coming days and weeks.

“We are so thankful that our boutiques are able to adapt to a different way to conduct business in the wake of COVID-19,” Gonzalez, Market Street said in the release. “Market Street stands by and is ready to support our retailers and restaurants any way we can.”

  Louis Vuitton is open for retail-to-go daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  Kendra Scott is open for retail-to-go daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  Luxe Custom Collective is open from 3 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday

  Hemline’s hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m

  The Woodhouse Day Spa is open for shoppers to purchase their boutique products Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  Thomas Markle Jewelers will be open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

In addition to those retail stores, many restaurants in the swanky venue are offering to-go menu options. Among the eateries still open are: Cru, Grotto, La Madeleine, Sweet Paris Creperie and Café, Uni Sushi, Zoe’s Kitchen, Chipotle and Potbelly. Some businesses inside the Maket Street footprint never closed and will continue to stay open including: H-E-B, Hyatt Centric, LensCrafters, Relax the Back,…

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Hello Everyone! My name is Ben. I have been in the online marketing business as well as retail management for over 25 years. Married to the most wonderful woman in the world! 2 beautiful kids who bring joy to my life every day!

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