Colorado Mills sets holiday hours for reopening after spring hail storm

Colorado Mills plans to, by and large, be open to the public again Tuesday, Nov. 21 ahead of Black Friday, according to a memo the company shared Friday.

Colorado Mills, closed due to severe weather damage, May 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Colorado Mills, closed due to severe weather damage, May 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Colorado Mills plans to, by and large, be open to the public again Tuesday, Nov. 21 ahead of Black Friday, according to a memo the company shared Friday.

The Lakewood shopping center closed May 8 after a highly destructive spring storm dumped hail that damaged the roof and flooded common areas as well as stores. Colorado Mills has been working on repairs during the last five months and plans to have the majority of common areas and as many retail tenants as possible open, safe and functional by Black Friday, the property owner said in a statement Monday.

On Friday, management of Colorado Mills posted a calendar with holiday hours on the website it maintains for employees and retailers of the center. The document shows the mall reopening 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.

“For your internal planning needs, attached are the 2017 holiday hours beginning Nov 21. At a future date, the holiday hours will be added to our consumer website for the community to view,” a memo shared on the site Friday states.

Stores and restaurants with exterior entrances such as Yoga Pod, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Yard House, Super Target, JumpStreet and UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX have already reopened.

We are projecting that we will lose $2.7 million in sales tax revenue through 2017 because of the mall closure, said spokeswoman for the city of Lakewood.

About 3,000 employees of the Colorado Mills mall were without jobs as repairs took place, Channel 7 reported this summer. Colorado Mills has open positions listed on its website here.

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