[This is an ongoing, developing list and will be updated frequently. For more details, contact specific businesses.]
Non-essential retail stores will begin to reopen as part of phase one reopenings in Kentucky on Wednesday, May 20.
Retail businesses that are considered non-essential include entertainment, sporting goods, clothing, shoe, jewelry and furniture stores, florists, bookstores and auto dealers.
Similar to restaurants, retail businesses can only operate at 33% capacity. Shoppers and employees are expected to maintain six feet of distance. In places where six feet of distance isn’t possible, like cash registers, stores are encouraged to create barriers between employees and customers.
Stores are allowed to open fitting rooms as long as the rooms are cleaned after each use, and clothes are sanitized before they go back out on the floor. If shoppers need to sign a receipt, the pen must be sanitized.
Employees must wear masks, wash their hands frequently, and sanitize areas or items that have been touched.
What retail stores will open in Lexington, KY? What retail stores will remain closed? Who will continue to offer curbside service?
Apple Store will not reopen on May 20 when Fayette Mall does.
Bed Bath & Beyond offers curbside service at select locations, including the one on Nicholasville Road.
Most Best Buy stores have remained open for curbside pickup service of online orders. Starting in May, about 200 Best Buys locations will offer in-store scheduled consultations.
Fayette Mall will reopen, but not all stores plan to open their doors. The mall will reduce its hours to Monday – Saturday 11 am until 7 pm and Sunday remains at its normal time, noon – 6 pm.
Grocery stores like Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, Whole Foods have stayed open with limited hours and special shopping time for seniors and those considered in groups at risk.
Joseph Beth Booksellers is reopening Wednesday, May 20. Curbside pickup and online ordering will still be available.
Macy’s opened 68 of its department stores Monday, May 4. By mid-June, the rest of their stores in the U.S. will be back open.
Starbucks has remained open for drive-thru services only. Starting in May, more locations will open up and expand service.
Target and Walmart have remained open.
TJX, the company that owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods, are reopening many of its stores. Reopening plans vary by location, check your local store first.
What is set to reopen in Phase two?
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