San Antonio's Traders Village ordered to remain closed by city after plans for big weekend opening
Operators of popular flea market, Traders Village, posted to their website late Friday that they would not be opening this weekend as planned following an order from San Antonio officials that they remain shut.
"“We were very surprised and strongly disagree with this decision, said General Manager Rudy Escamilla. “We feel we should be treated the same as any other retailer or shopping mall. It is a really unfortunate decision for the over 500 small businesses that operate at Traders Village.”
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San Antonio's Traders Village will reopen to the public this weekend, the entertainment complex announced Tuesday on its Facebook account.
The announcement comes after Gov. Greg Abbott issued his new executive order Monday, allowing retail stores, restaurants, movie theaters and malls to reopen at 25 percent of its occupancy starting Friday. Traders Village San is a flea marketplace, where people can find deals from up to 1,000 vendors.
The 100-acre complex will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, allowing only a limited amount of people onto its grounds to abide by Abbott's order. It is unclear how many guests will be allowed in at one time, however, the complex did mention it will be keeping a count by only having one gate open for customers to enter and exit. Parking will still be $4 per vehicle.
To practice social distancing, there will be no live music and the rides at the marketplace will be closed until further notice, Traders Village said in the post. There will also be limited food and beer stands available.
Vendors are encouraged to wear face masks, sanitize frequently and practice social distancing. Guests 10 and older are also advised to wear some type of face covering while in the marketplace. Vendors have the right to refuse to serve anyone that isn't wearing a face mask, the complex said.
Hand sanitizers will be provided at stations throughout the market and all restroom facilities will be staffed and continuously sanitized, according to Traders Village.
Traders Village wrote that it is "very excited" to have its vendors and guests back, saying that it aims to keep everyone safe during its reopening. The complex also encourages people who aren't feeling well to stay 36棋牌.
Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com |
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