SAN ANTONIO – The coronavirus pandemic has closed in-store shopping for weeks in Texas, but stores can now begin selling retail to-go.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week that stores can sell curbside starting Friday in a first step toward reopening the Texas economy, which was been severely impaired by social distancing orders.
Customers can either order online and choose to pick up in-store or call retailers directly. Malls suggest calling specific retailers for additional information on curbside service.
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Here are stores and malls now offering pickup in San Antonio:
Ingram Park Mall: Curbside hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday.
The pickup locations are by service court No. 2 and light pole No. 18 near H&M. The Dillard’s pickup location will be at their service court near H&M.
Designated parking spaces will have signs with each space numbered, according to the mall’s website. Customers must call the designated store’s phone number for pickup. For additional information, call the store directly.
These are the stores that will be open for pickup at Ingram Park Mall:
Dillard’sGameStopRack Room ShoesTexas State OpticalThink GeekTreasurelandVision PlusVitamin World
North Star Mall: After placing an order, head to the pickup location specific to that retailer. The curbside parking area will have spaces labeled so customers can give the store their exact location.
Store hours are not specified online. For specific information, North Star Mall has listed phone numbers for each retailer online.
These are the stores that will be open for pickup at North Star Mall:
A&M Monogramming: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyThe Cheesecake Factory: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyChick-fil-A: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyFinish Line: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyKona Grill: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyLee Michaels: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyThinkGeek: Pickup location at lot between Saks Fifth Ave and JCPenneyMacy’s: Pickup location at Macy’s doors facing San Pedro AvenueSaks Fifth Avenue: Pickup location at the northeast parking garage, level 1 near Saks entry
Rolling Oaks Mall: General manager Ruffin Moore said hours will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, but hours may vary by store.
He added individual tenant participation will vary, and customers can stay updated on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“As a major center of employment within the community, Rolling Oaks Mall and its tenants look forward to safely welcoming back guests,” the mall said in a news release. “We have all been inspired by the resilience of our community and look forward to safely welcoming back our guests.
The Shops at La Cantera: After placing an order, head to the pickup location specific to that retailer. The curbside parking area will have spaces labeled so customers can give the store their exact location.
For specific information, customers can contact the retailer directly with the phone numbers listed on the mall’s website.
Curbside hours vary by location. These are the stores that will be open for pickup at The Shops at La Cantera:
Athleta: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., pickup location No. 2Barnes and Noble: Hours not detailed, pickup location outside storeDillard’s: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., pickup location at Dillard’s truck dockFinish Line: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., pickup location No. 6Kendra Scott: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., pickup location No. 4Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry: Noon-3 p.m., pickup location No. 3Neiman Marcus: Hours not detailed, pickup location at valet circleNordstrom: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., pickup location at the south entrancePottery Barn: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., pickup location No. 5Texas Tax Back: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., pickup location No. 1Williams Sonoma: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., pickup location No. 5
San Marcos Premium Outlets: Hours and pickup times vary for the outdoor mall. For more information, click here.
These are the stores that will be open for pickup at the San Marcos Premium outlets:
Gucci: Pickup will be available outside the store. For specific information, call the store directly.Luxury Brand: Pickup will begin on May 5Salvatore Ferragamo: Tuesday through Saturday, outside the storeVitamin World: Tuesday through Saturday, in parking stalls 1-10 between Nike and The Gap Outlet
South Park Mall: General manager Christina Couch said the mall is allowing tenants to open for to-go from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. The mall doors will still remain closed to the public.
But, she said, no stores other than Chili’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods have confirmed that they will offer curbside service. Those two stores have their own exteriors exits.
“I’d expect more stores will be trickling in next week, but for right now, it’s pretty quiet here. Once more stores start coming in, there will be a designated entrance assigned as needed,” she said.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
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