BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Perkins Rowe and the Mall of Louisiana announced Monday, May 4 that several businesses have started selling their products for pickup as a result of Governor John Bel Edwards’ loosening of some restrictions in his latest executive order.
Perkins Rowe officials say 15-minute street parking is available specifically for curbside pickup of purchases. Customers need to coordinate pickup up their merchandise directly with the retailer.
Kirsten Boxie works at Altar’d State in Perkins Rowe and is one of many taking their business to the streets.
“As part of being in retail, you have to be able to adapt to challenges all the time. Retail is always an up and down business. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s not,” said Boxie.
You will have to go to the store’s website first, pick out what you’re looking for, then come and park at Perkins Rowe to pick up your goods.
“When you call the store, you can pay for it over the phone and then with our curbside, you pull right up to the store. And we [Altar’d State] have a contact-less curbside where you can open your trunk or your back door,” said Boxie.
Click here for a list of participating stores. The page will be updated as stores are added.
As for the Mall of Louisiana, they plan to launch their curbside program Tuesday, May 5. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Customers who utilize the curbside service can park between JCPenney and The Boulevard, then call the store and provide their parking spot number so someone can bring their purchases out to the car.
“This is progress. This is a step in the right direction. Safety is our top priority, so we want to do this the right way, so we’re ensuring that all of these interactions are done per state and CDC guidelines,” said Jake Wilson, senior general manager at the Mall of Louisiana.
There are still a lot of small businesses to support that are located in the mall.
As for if the Mall of Louisiana could open back up fully this summer, that’s something we will have to wait and see.
“We are optimistic. We pay close attention to how things are trending. We understand though that we need to do things the right way, so safety is our priority,” said Wilson.
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