The special sale runs Thursday, June 18, to Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Governor Larry Hogan has finally allowed retail shops to reopen in Maryland, but a visit to the store is still a little daunting for a lot of people. Stores are still required to limit shopper traffic to 50 percent, and shoppers and store employees must wear masks. As malls look to reopen on June 19, GreenSpring Station in Lutherville is taking a new approach. For three days beginning on June 18, the mall will be holding an open-air sale. 

Stores in the outdoor mall will bring merchandise outside to make it easier for people to shop while following health and safety protocols. GreenSpring Station is home to more than a dozen small, boutique stores selling everything from baby clothes to jewelry to wedding gowns. To help promote the open-air sale, GreenSpring Station is giving shoppers a $25 gift card when they spend $250. The offer is valid from June 18 to June 20 at any of the shops in the mall. Just present your receipts to get your gift card.

Courtesy GreenSpring Station

On Friday, June 19, at 5 p.m., the order requiring the closure of indoor malls, arcades, and casinos will also be lifted. Local jurisdictions still have a say whether or not to allow these facilitates to reopen, but so far, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore counties are going forward and allowing indoor malls to reopen at 50 percent. 

The Mall in Columbia, the Westfield Annapolis, Townson Town Center, White Marsh Mall, Arundel Mills Mall, and the Townmall of Westminster have all announced plans to reopen this weekend. At first, many stores may remain closed and mall food courts will have reduced seating in order to comply with 50 percent capacity and social distancing rules. Dave and Buster’s inside the Anne Arundel Mills Mall plans to open on June 19, making it one of the first indoor arcades to open in the Baltimore area.