It's finally your chance to enjoy some of Los Angeles' most popular retail haunts crowd-free (and probably also shopping-free). In light of the coronavirus pandemic, and undoubtedly the cabin fever that's getting real for many Angelenos, L.A. superdeveloper Rick Caruso has announced that all of his properties will offer free parking and remain "accessible for the public to visit and enjoy."
"Our fountains are on, our lights are bright, and our properties remain secure," the Caruso Affiliated founder and CEO said in a statement Tuesday evening. Translation: You can hang out at The Grove, The Americana at Brand, and Palisades Village while still adhering to the six-foot rule — just don't expect valet, concierge services, or retail therapy.
"While you may not be able to shop or dine as usual, our grocery store and pharmacy tenants remain open to provide our communities with essential services," Caruso added. "As we all follow directives to stay home, government officials and medical experts have advised that going outside, taking walks, and enjoying fresh air still remain healthy options as long as we observe proper social distancing."
He continues: It goes without saying that we will go above and beyond to ensure that our spaces are secure and clean, with hand sanitizer stations at all entry points and regular touchpoint cleaning."
Read the full statement above, and if you prefer to shelter in place (at least before it's required), check out ways to support nonprofit organizations and local businesses.
Main photo: The Grove