Marbet Lewis Speaks to The Real Deal on “Retail’s Reopening Rollercoaster: ‘Confusion and Hesitation and Fear'”

By Katherine Kallergis, TRD Reporter | October 13, 2020

South Florida retailers could be forgiven if they needed a minute to process the news that Gov. Ron DeSantis had moved the state into its third and final phase of reopening.

After months of mandated closures amid a stop-start economy, the late September announcement meant that in Miami-Dade County, bars and nightclubs could reopen for indoor activity. While it allowed for up to 100 percent capacity, the declaration still came with regional restrictions. It also came just two weeks after the county mayor, Carlos Gimenez, said he didn’t expect to reopen bars and nightclubs until a vaccine was available.

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