Pacific Place is set to reopen for business this weekend.
The five-storey downtown Seattle shopping center has a new Amazon-facing entrance at Seventh Avenue, and Olive Way opens up to South Lake Union, with a second recently enhanced downtown-facing entrance at Sixth Avenue and Pine Street.
Pacific Place will reopen on Saturday, June 6, with modified hours of operation. It’ll be open from 11 am to 7 pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Guests will notice increased signage throughout the property encouraging physical distancing, as well as a new mural inside the center that pays homage to healthcare workers.
“We are fortunate that Governor Inslee has given us the green light to reopen for business and reconnect with the community,” says Elena Arosteguy, general manager of Pacific Place, in a press release. “As we all navigate the future, the team at Pacific Place is ready with programs and experiences that will bring us all safely back together.”
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“We also want everyone to know that we have taken significant precautions to safeguard the health of our visitors and employees, which is, of course, our number one priority as our stores and restaurants reopen for business,” says Stephanie Heick, vice president marketing, retail property services, Madison Marquette.
The mall has employed an entire task force team that has determined the appropriate steps to make the shopping center a place where guests feel comfortable venturing back into public and reconnecting with friends and family.
Relying on the expertise of local healthcare and government authorities, Pacific Place has implemented policies and procedures to safeguard the health and well-being of its valued shoppers and employees, including the following:
- Visual Guidelines: signage throughout the property will remind visitors to wear masks and practice social distancing, staying a minimum of six feet from others.
- Deepening Disinfection Procedures: the center has instituted an increased schedule for frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch common areas, including entrance doors, door handles, handrails, restrooms, elevators, escalators, and more.
- Removal of Common Area Seating and Pause of WiFi: these areas will be temporarily closed and WiFi paused.
- Concierge: Pacific Place offers daily concierge services on level one who will welcome guests from a distance as they enter the center, wearing face masks and buttons reading “Social Distancing Professional.”
- Garage: Valet is temporarily on hold.