It was a reopening expected by some consumers. In Paris, the famous department store, Printemps Haussmann, has been closed since mid-march because of the outbreak of coronavirus, has reopened its doors this Thursday.read also : The Printemps Haussmann re-opens its doors this Thursday
A queue had formed before the doors open, scheduled at 11am, said a journalist from AFP. The clients were hidden and came in number in this flagship location of the 9th district of Paris, after more than two months of closure.customers await the opening of the Printemps Haussmann, in Paris, on may 28, 2020. THOMAS SAMSON / AFPRègles health strict
The previous days, the staff of the Spring had prepared the big store to accommodate the public in compliance with the rules of care of health, through the implementation of the course arrow, the distribution of hydroalcoholic gel, awareness messages.
It was time, indicated Wednesday to the AFP of its director Pierre Pelarrey. "We need to make in sales", because "since the containment that is to say on 15 march, it was zero," but "with the fixed costs which continue to run," he explained.
however, It is "almost certain that we will not have the attendance that we usually has", in particular because of the lack of foreign customers, was detailing it. The flagship of the group, the Printemps Haussmann welcomes, in normal times, more than 20 million annual visitors, including many tourists.snow ball Effect ?
The prefect of police of Paris had forbidden to the mall, as there are many others to Paris, to reopen in pursuance of a decision of the government preventing the reopening of sites over 40,000 square meters in the paris region, because of health risks persistent. But the administrative court of the capital has suspended this decision, the teaches who pleaded accommodate the public on many different sites, none of which exceed 40,000 square meters. The Spring has thus been able to reopen its doors.read also : Philippe Moati: "the return to social life changes in purchasing behaviour"
This decision could snowball as the Galeries Lafayette nearby, another high spot of parisian shopping, confirmed to the AFP have also filed a legal appeal to be able to reopen their doors. The response of the justice is expected very soon. Earlier already, the past week, the mall Beaugrenelle were able to reopen. The Paris administrative court had suspended the order of the prefect closing the mall.The editorial team conseillePhilippe Moati: "the return to social life changes the purchasing behavior"Opening of the shops: "I don't see a return to normal by September,"The Printemps Haussmann re-opens its doors this jeudiSujetsPrintemps HaussmannConsommationAucun comment
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