Allen Premium Outlets will reopen Wednesday with Increased Security
The Allen Premium Outlets will reopen next Wednesday, June 1, nearly a month after a mass shooting at the mall left eight people dead and seven others injured.
The mall was closed on May 6, 2023, after a gunman opened fire in the parking lot. The gunman, who has not been identified, was killed by police.
In a statement, the mall's owner, Simon Property Group, said that the decision to reopen was made after careful consideration.
"We know that this has been a difficult time for our community, and we want to thank everyone for their support," the statement said. "We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for our shoppers, and we are confident that the Allen Premium Outlets will be a place where people can come together and enjoy the shopping experience."
The mall will reopen at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. There will be increased security measures in place, including additional security guards and metal detectors.
The mall is home to over 100 stores, including Coach, Nike, and Michael Kors. It is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The reopening of the Allen Premium Outlets is a sign of hope for the community. It is a reminder that life goes on, even after tragedy. The shopping center said it is increasing security for customers and employees. The Allen Police Department operates a substation on the property and will be on hand to provide additional security. The shopping center also said it has a comprehensive security plan and conducts drills each year to prepare for critical events.
A permanent memorial to honor the victims is in the works. The mall's announcement said it will be a thoughtful process that is anticipated to take several months.
The shopping center praised the employees who followed their training and helped to keep shoppers safe during the shooting. "As they return to their stores to serve our community, we ask for your continued care and respect," the statement said.
The reopening of the Allen Premium Outlets is a sign of hope for the community. It is a reminder that life goes on, even after tragedy.
source: The Dallas Morning News