The North Bend Outlet mall. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

The North Bend Outlet mall. (Evan Pappas/Staff Photo)

North Bend outlet, other malls shutting down to curb COVID-19

Simon Poperties temporary closure lasts until March 29.

The country’s largest owner of retail shopping malls, Simon Property Group has announced a temporary closure of all its U.S. locations beginning at 7 p.m. on March 18 until at least March 29 to address the spread of COVID-19.

The property group has several locations in Washington, including in Seattle, Tulalip, Tacoma, Kennewick and North Bend – home of the North Bend Premium Outlets.

“The health and safety of our shoppers, retailers and employees is of paramount importance, and we are taking this step to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” said David Simon, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Simon.

A press release also also noted the decision was made “after extensive discussions with federal, state and local officials.”


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