The Dallas Market Center, in announcing the cancellation of its March markets and April Design Week, confirmed that the summer Dallas Total Home & Gift Market remains scheduled to start June 24.
Dallas Market Center president and CEO Cindy Morris addressed the trade center’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in the following letter:
“At Dallas Market Center, we are a family company guided by the principle of working together to help customers no matter what we face. That’s why it’s difficult to make any changes to our scheduled events that will affect our community.
That said, we are following government directives in order to support a healthy and safe marketplace as well as a larger obligation to public health. Therefore, we have canceled the upcoming March Markets and April Design Week.
I want to quickly add that similar to stores and shopping centers across the country, we will remain open for daily business, and our open-daily commerce including showroom appointments is vitally important. We encourage buyers to reach out directly to showrooms in order to make or confirm appointments. Likewise, we will be posting a list of the hundreds of open showrooms to social media and our website. To maintain a safe and healthy marketplace for all visitors, we will also continue to make extra efforts including additional cleaning of vulnerable surfaces and added hand sanitizing stations.
For summer, we are announcing new, earlier dates for our June Apparel & Accessories Market, which will take place June 2-5, and Dallas Western Market, which will also take place June 2-5. The summer edition of Total Home & Gift Market, Lightovation, and KidsWorld will each be held as scheduled beginning on June 24. (The DMC schedule is available at DallasMarketCenter.com)
Speaking personally, in uncertain times like these we must be there for one another. That means open communication but also keeping our doors open and continuing to welcome customers with a friendly smile. While our behavior may be temporarily changed, we will continue to lead with our hearts, and we will get through this together.”
President & CEO
Dallas Market Center