MERIDIAN, Idaho — The Village at Meridian is almost 100% reopen as Idaho enters stage four of Governor Brad Little’s reopening plan. As of this week, all of the stores and restaurants are open to the public.
General Manager of The Village at Meridian, Hugh Crawford, says retail stores and restaurants will continue to practice social distancing and follow safety guidelines.
“The restaurants are at 50% capacity, and the community has been great at adapting to that,” Crawford says.
Stores were closed for about 60 days and individually started opening during different phases of the re-opening plan. But, as of this week, they all will be open.
“Stores are doing well; customers are coming out. Idaho is ready to get back to business, and so is The Village at Meridian,” Crawford says.
The Village Cinema movie theater is the only portion of The Village that will remain closed. Crawford says he expects the theater to open around late July or early August.
“The theater will be ready and safe. It will be a great place to return to,” Crawford says.
The Village at Meridian still plans on holding smaller and more intimate summer events. Events like Rock the Village and Witches Night Out will not be held in 2020 due to the number of guests that generally attend.