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Ocean County Mall Closes Monday for Hurricane

Early closure on Sunday, too

Ocean County Mall in Toms River announced it will close early Sunday Oct. 28 and remain closed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.

Simon Mall Spokesperson Kevin Ryan posted:

"Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Sandy, Ocean County Mall will close early today at 4:00 p.m. and will remain closed tomorrow. Shoppers should contact the anchor stores directly (Sears, Macy's, Boscov's and jcpenney) to see what their plans are. There has been no decision yet about the mall’s status for Tuesday. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available."

This morning, Sears had boarded its windows, but posted on boarded-up doors that it was indeed open Monday.

The anchor stores can keep hours different from the boutique and other stores in the mall as they have their own entrances and contracts with Simon Properties, the mall owner. The mall gates to the department stores will be rolled down, though, closing off mall access from Sears, Boscov's, jcpenney and Macy's.

For more information visit the Ocean County Mall's website, here. 

A list of weather-related closures and cancelations for Toms River can be found here.

Martin October 28, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Mall closed? Oh, no -- Now that's life-threatening!
Sue October 28, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Dang! And I was gonna start my Christmas shopping! ;) :p
JoAnne October 28, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Since people are being asked to stay off the roads, I think the entire OC Mall should be closed....what can be so desperately needed at the mall during a hurricane?...Also, I'm sure some people are asking if Trick or Treat has been cancelled.....some need to see it in "black and white." PLEASE...don't call your local police with that question. They need to keep their phone lines clear....
Laci October 28, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Good post JoAnne. Hope all the busy moms take notice. On the other hand I'm getting a nice little collection of Halloween decorations blown into my yard from somewhere up the street and am hoping a generator blows in sometime soon.

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