After falling behind on mortgage payments following the onset of the pandemic, the Mall of America is now current on its mortgage, according to a spokesperson for the mall.
This would typically be the time of year malls would be bustling with holiday shoppers and kids dressed up for their pictures with Santa. But with COVID-19 restrictions in place, there won’t be any in-person visits with Old St. Nick. Still, malls are finding ways to keep the tradition alive, online. The Mall of America constructed the Candy Cane Institute, an interactive virtual experience that starts with a tour of the elves workshop and ends with a Santa visit. The cost for the 10-minute virtual holiday experience is $20 and it runs through December 24.
Santa is still working hard this year at the North Pole getting ready for his big night on December 24th. The jolly elf joined the Buzz with details on how you can Zoom with him through the Santa Experience at the MOA. He also made sure to ask Kelly and Dawn what they'd like for Christmas.
With restrictions in place in Minnesota, stores still saw plenty of foot traffic on Friday, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it a Black Friday like no other.
Just two weeks away from Black Friday, many are trying to figure out how some favorite traditions will play out. For the kids, there are alternatives to sitting on Santa’s lap and they're popping up all over the Twin Cities metro.
The Mall of America says it will open some of its space to Twin Cities businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest.
More than 200 workers at the Mall of America may be laid off by the end of September, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
An Elk River man has been charged in Hennepin County District Court after he was caught with a hidden camera in a Mall of America fitting room and at stores, swimming pools and one high school throughout the Twin Cities area.
A Minneapolis charter school damaged during the riots following the death of George Floyd will be opening a site at the Mall of America this fall, according to a mall spokesperson.
After sitting idle for nearly five months, Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America opened up again on August 10.
Nickelodeon Universe is reopening at the Mall of America on Aug. 10.
Through the heat, a group of demonstrators made their way Sunday from the Mall of America to 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, the corner where George Floyd was killed more than 40 days ago.
The Mall of America owners have missed a second mortgage payment, according to a report, as the ripple impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt.
On the same day, Minnesota is set to drop more restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mall of America is set to reopen for the first time in months.
The country's largest retail complex, Mall of America, is preparing to reopen Monday morning. Shoppers can expect many changes as the mall works to encourage social distancing and keep visitors safe. SVP of Marketing & Business Development Jill Renslow joined the Buzz to chat about what the reopening will look like.
More than two months after closing its doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mall of America is behind on its bills.
The Mall of America is asking for a lifeline from the state of Minnesota to weather the financial storm brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The mall approached lawmakers in the past two weeks about borrowing from its tax-incremental financing account, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka told reporters Friday morning. Gazelka said the state should provide help because mall owner Triple Five Group is not asking for "free money" but to borrow money to "get through this crisis."
Minnesota retailers are getting prepped and ready to reopen on Monday. With the governor giving the green light to open with a safety plan in place. But, not every store will have their doors open that soon.
The Mall of America will reopen its retail stores June 1, the company announced Thursday.
The Mall of America is closed to shoppers for the near future to slow the spread of COVID-19, so the empty mall is now being used as a blood donation site for the American Red Cross.