Racking up and raising the curtain at Edgewater Mall
Safely reopening has been the name of the game at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi as retailers cautiously and responsibly continue to open their doors to shoppers.
They weren’t dancing in the street, but shoppers were hitting their stride at Edgewater Mall Tuesday. While they’re still preparing for the July 4th Holiday Weekend, Mall Manager Terry Powell says retailers have already been ringing in plenty of sales since opening May 5th. “Sales have been very brisk. We’ve been very pleased with the sales so far.”
They’re also setting the stage for a projected grand Independence Day Weekend opening. The curtain is set to rise at Biloxi’s Lux Premiere Cinema at Edgewater Mall on Friday, July 3rd. Powell says to expect a popular line-up of theatrical thrillers opening day, alongside additional safety measures in the wake of COVID-19.
Biloxi Spokesman Vincent Creel credits the theater for slightly delaying the initial opening date due to the threat of the virus. “This decision by the theater shows a couple things. Number one that the threat is still out there and they recognize that. Number two, they are going to make sure that theater is the safest place you want to be. This is an indication of how responsible they are, and we feel the same way about Edgewater Mall.”
Good news for those who are worked up and wondering when Bath and Body Works will reopen. Come Friday, when the store reopens, the customers are sure to be pouring in. “This has probably been one of the biggest, as far as phone calls go. Bath and Body Works, it’s always popular, but people have gone without it for so long, so we’re really excited about it,” said Powell.
Whether you’re a buyer, a seller, or a movie buff, Powell believes retail therapy is good for everyone. “The more people we have working, the more people we have in the tax base, the better it is for everybody in the end.”