The official word from the health department came at 10 am Monday and San Jose's Valley Fair mall wasted no time opening its doors but it remained mostly empty all morning. Kiet Do reports. (8-31-20)

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South Bay Mall Traffic Light as County Reopens Indoor ShoppingThe official word from the health department came at 10 am Monday and San Jose's Valley Fair mall wasted no time opening its doors but it remained mostly empty all morning. Kiet Do reports. (8-31-20)
Livermore Looks Past Street Closures to Revive Downtown BusinessesLike some other cities Livermore tried a strategy of closing off downtown to vehicle traffic to allow outdoor dining but it wound up hurting more than helping businesses struggling to reopen. Da Lin reports. (8-7-20)
Danville Scales Back Street Closures to Help Merchants Lure Lost TrafficStreet closures for outdoor dining has worked in many cities but, in Danville, it has resulted in a sharp dropoff in foot traffic to local shops. Da Lin reports. (7-31-20)
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Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose Reopens to Enthusiastic ShoppersShoppers long-denied a mall fix returned to Valley Fair in San Jose on Monday but the experience was much different. Maria Medina reports. (6-15-20)
Bay Area Malls Reopen With New Coronavirus-Era RestrictionsAs some shopping malls reopen their doors in the Bay Area, the big question remains: will people return? Don Ford reports. (6-12-20)
Retailers and Restaurants Begin Reopening in South BayRetailers and restaurants in Santa Clara County, hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine lockdown, are entering Phase 2 reopening but business is not yet booming. Maria Medina reports. (6-5-20)
Sonoma County Moves Deeper Into Phase 2 of ReopeningUnder the new rules, more businesses such as dine-in restaurants and shopping malls will be able to reopen under state guidelines that call for social distancing. Wilson Walker reports from Petaluma. (5-22-10)
South Bay Small Business Owners Welcome Lockdown EasingKPIX 5's Kiet Do on how small businesses in the South Bay are eager to serve customers again. (5-21-20)
Non-Essential Businesses Anticipate Partial Reopening Monday in Marin CountyBeginning Monday, so-called non-essential businesses in the North Bay will be able to serve the public again even if it’s just to bring items out to the curb. John Ramos reports. (5-17-20)
San Francisco Shop Owners Prepare for Restricted Reopening MondayAs long as COVID-19 indicators in San Francisco continue to show progress in slowing the spread of the virus, retail businesses will be able to open for storefront pickup and delivery starting May 18. Kenny Choi reports. (5-15-20)
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Corner Stores Offer Essential Supplies as Big Chains Struggle to Stay StockedNeighborhood corner stores have been a lifeline for people unable to find basics at their local big chain retailers. Don Ford reports. (3-26-20)
Small Grocery Stores Rebound From Panic Buying ShortagesEven as some of the large chain stores are still finding it hard to stock their shelves many smaller markets are getting the product they need. Don Ford reports. (3-19-20)
Coronavirus Fears Stoke Panic ShoppingStores are jammed with frenzied shoppers all over the Bay Area. What really explains the panic buying, given the virus isn't shutting down the stores? Andria Borba asked and got answers. (3-13-20)
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