What Stores Are Beginning to Open Up

Story by Carli LoPresto, Staff Writer

Governor Lamont stated that phase 1 reopening was going to take place May 20th, so you may be wondering what stores are open and what stores will open soon.

As you probably know, Hallmark, T.J. Maxx, and JCPenny have reopened this month only allowing a limited number of customers in each store. You also might know that restaurants on Main Street are now hosting outdoor seating due to the pandemic guidelines.

Another big reopening plan is that Foxwoods is reopening June 1st. In phase 1 they anticipate opening the Grande Pequot and Great Cedar casino floors, the Grand Pequot Hotel, and the most important Tanger Outlets Mall with limited food and beverage outlets at 25% occupancy. They are beginning their plans to reopen the spas, bingo hall, and the buffet.

The town parks have reopened at Stonington High School. You can play basketball with a limited amount of people, you can play tennis but every other court, you can play softball and baseball with a limited amount of people, and you can now go on the track and the turf with a limited amount of people.