Scottsdale Fashion Square Has Reopened Two Weeks After Looting

By on June 12, 2020 0 947Views

Less than two weeks after storefronts and mall entrances were damaged, Scottsdale Fashion Square mall has reopened for business. In the incident multiple stores were defaced and looted by a large crowd of people, allegedly causing millions of dollars in damage.

The mall announced their reopening in a message posted to its Facebook page. “Welcome back friends!” the post said, following by the mall’s hours. “Come on in, we’ve missed you!”

The mall’s current hours will be Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

While the mall officially reopened on Wednesday,  some stores remain closed. The mall’s website does not provide a list of stores that are not open as of yet.

Macerich owns and manages Scottsdale Fashion Square, in addition to a  number of other malls and shopping centers in the Phoenix area, including SanTan Village and Chandler Fashion Center.

The cause for the mall’s closure was due to the unprecedented May 30 evening event, when a large crowd of people gathered outside the shopping center. People were caught on camera breaking windows and doors, spraying graffiti, and running in and out of businesses, including Apple, P.F. Chang’s, and Neiman Marcus. A nearby dealership was also damaged.

Scottsdale police reported more than 20 people were arrested, facing various charges, including trespassing, criminal damage, burglary, and trafficking stolen property. $46,000 in property has since been recovered.