Several area malls to shut down over coronavirus crisis

Simon real estate company has announced it is closing several metro area malls over the coronavirus crisis.

ATLANTA — Simon real estate company has announced it is closing several metro area malls over the coronavirus crisis.

The malls include:

  • Lenox Square
  • Phipps Plaza
  • Mall of Georgia
  • Town Center Cobb
  • North Georgia Premium outlets
  • Sugarloaf Mills
  • Calhoun Outlet Marketplace

“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.

The closure will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday and will end on March 29.