Who can open? Who should close? At a press conference regarding the new restrictions imposed to counter the Covid-19 epidemic, the prefect Pascal Mailhos announced that the stores and shopping centers of more than 10,000 m2 were to lower the curtain that same evening in the Rhône and the Metropolis of Lyon. Retailers and centers over 20,000 m2 , including La Part-Dieu or Confluence, were already concerned by such a measure since January 31.
If the Prefect indicated that around “25 shopping centers or department stores” were concerned, it is in practice a little less. A list sent Friday evening reported 8 new closures. A ninth was added this Saturday, that of the Leroy Merlin de Vourles. Bringing the total to 18 closures.
The activity of order pick-up (click and collect) inside these shopping centers is also prohibited. These measures run for the moment until Friday March 19 at midnight.
Shopping centers or department stores that were already closed
• CC Auchan (Caluire)
• Great West (Ecully)
• Confluence (Lyon 2)
• La Part Dieu (Lyon 3)
• CC Porte des Alpes (Saint-Priest)
• CC Givors 2 Vallées (Givors)
• Saint-Genis 2 (Saint-Genis-Laval)
• Porte de Lyon Aushopping (Dardilly)
• Ikea (Vénissieux)
Newly closed shopping malls or department stores
• CC Carrefour shopping mall (Vénissieux)
• Géant Casino Shopping Mall (Villefranche)
• Grezdis Leclerc shopping arcade (Grezieu-la-Varenne)
• Castorama (Weapon)
• Decathlon (Source)
• Castorama (Dardilly)
• Galeries Lafayette (Bron)
• 7 Paths (Vaulx-en-Velin)
• Leroy Merlin (Vourles)
Food stores (including hypermarkets and supermarkets which are sometimes attached to galleries) can remain open, even if they are over 10,000m2. The prefectural decree published on Friday thus establishes a series of exceptions (1).
Retail sale of frozen products; general food trade; mini markets; supermarkets; multi-store stores whose main activity is the sale of food; hypermarkets; retail sale of fruit and vegetables in specialized stores; retail sale of meat and meat products in specialized stores; retail sale of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in specialized stores; retail sale of bread, pastry and confectionery in specialized stores; bakery and bakery-pastry shop; other food retailing in specialized stores; retail sale of pharmaceutical products in specialized stores.