Arden Fair to turn closed retail spaces into revolving art galleries – CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California’s coronavirus restrictions will be lifted on Tuesday, which means more capacity limitations and more physical distancing rules at businesses across the state.

The idea is a return to normal. However, so many businesses have been closed and closed, and many retail centers still will not be alike.

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At the Arden Fair shopping center, there are 14 display cases that remain empty. From now on, the shopping center will transform some of these commercial spaces into places of art. The creative solution will add new colors where these showcases have fallen.

Huey Lovelady says the artwork cannot replace her favorite shop that left during the pandemic.

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“No, I want Nordstroms,” he said. “I really liked Nordstroms. It was a big store.

A check of Sacramento city records shows that the mall’s tax revenue has been cut in half during the pandemic – from nearly $ 5 million in 2019 to $ 2.5 million in 2020.

“I know the impact is based on what happened during the pandemic, but it’s a bit worrying to see so many stores closing,” said one buyer.

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Now with a reopening and a return to business as usual. Art at Arden Fair Mall will bring a retail renaissance. Mall management say they have eight empty storefronts on the property that are already rented out and will soon be occupied.

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