In the 23 departments under surveillance, “large shopping centers or large commercial areas of more than 10,000 m2 will be closed from Friday evening”, announced Prime Minister Jean Castex during his speech on Thursday. Shopping centers of more than 20,000 square meters had already had to close their doors at the end of January.
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In all, there are now 136 additional shopping centers which must close their doors as of this Saturday, March 6, bringing the total to 536, according to the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC). In addition to shopping centers, large independent DIY, gardening or furniture stores, such as Castorama, Leroy Merlin, Truffaut, Brico Dépôt, Ikea or even Decathlon are also affected by the new closure obligations.
“Click&collect” will not be authorized for closed shops in shopping centres. Customers who have already placed an order in one of these stores will however be able to pick it up this Saturday. Here is the list of establishments which must close their doors in Paris, Lyon, Lille and Marseille.
In Paris, the police headquarters unveiled on Twitter the list of nine department stores and shopping centers affected by this new forced closure from this Saturday, March 6. In the case of shopping centers, only non-food businesses are closed.
Here is the list of shopping centers and stores now closed in Paris
In the Yvelines, several shopping centers of more than 10,000 square meters are now required to close, namely
On the other hand, Marques Avenue Aubergenville (78) remains open, being open to the sky.
The prefecture has also announced a drop in the gauge to 10,000m2. During a press conference, the authorities clarified that “about 25 shopping centers” would be affected in the Rhône department and the metropolis of Lyon.
The prefecture published its decree on Friday which confirms that all shopping centers over 10,000 square meters will be closed.
Two centers are affected by this new gauge:
Two other shopping centers had already partially closed their doors:
The prefecture published an order on Friday evening also specifying that in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, “sales stores and shopping centers, comprising one or more buildings whose cumulative useful commercial area is greater than or equal to ten thousand square meters , cannot accommodate the public”.
Shopping centers now closed are:
However, pharmacies, super or hypermarkets and take-out food outlets remain open there.
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