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What Malls Have Opened Across Tampa Bay, Or Will In The Near Future

exterior of Westfield Countryside Mall
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Westfield Countryside Mall is reopening on May 15.

Several malls across the Tampa Bay area have either reopened or will today ... or in the near future.

The locations have announced their intentions through Facebook posts and notifications on their respective websites.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place, and the malls will proceed in accordance with Phase 1 of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to reopen the state. This includes businesses and restaurants opening at 25% capacity.

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The locations will offer limited hours, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some retailers also will choose to remain closed.

International Plaza in Tampa and the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota are reopening today. Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, Tampa Premium Outlets in Lutz and Ellenton Premium Outlets reopened on Monday. 

Others, including Westshore Plaza and Lakeland Square Mall, are reopening on Friday.

Westfield locations in the region – including Brandon, Citrus Park, Countryside and Siesta Key – are reopening on May 15.

On its Facebook page on Tuesday, Westshore Plaza announced it will offer free lunches for up to $10 for paramedics, first responders or teachers.

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