Lamps Plus has opened three of its Texas stores, one each located in Arlington, Plano and Austin, as it gets its store operation running again. The company opened the Texas stores during the week beginning May 3 and is opening Nevada and Arizona stores this week, with all to be in operation by Friday, May 15.
Lamps Plus temporarily closed stores in March, and locations that are reopening will follow new guidelines to ensure the safety of both customers and employees. For safety, the stores reopened in Texas are only permitting 25% shopper capacity, as per Texas order, as well as requiring employees to wear masks and gloves, and strongly encouraging customers to wear masks.
Texas stores will have installed plexiglass at checkouts as a barrier where transactions transpire; mounted signs throughout the store to remind all shoppers of 6-foot social distancing rules; enabled contactless credit card use via chip insertion into the POS device; and directed employees with any illness to stay home.
Lamps Plus also is implementing new contactless curbside pick-up services.
“We’re reopening our Texas stores based on guidance from local governments and with numerous significant new measures to protect both store associates and customers,” said Dennis Swanson, Lamps Plus founder and CEO. “In doing so, we’ve implemented an abundance of new safety standards in each store to make the shopping experience as safe as possible during the pandemic. We are also keeping a watchful eye on these stores, listening to feedback from customers and associates, and following guidance from local governments and health officials to maintain the health of all.”
In Arizona and Nevada, five stores will be open by Friday, May 15. The Arizona stores operate in Scottsdale, Chandler and Peoria and the Nevada stores operate in Las Vegas and Henderson. Those stores also will implement safety measures similar to those initiated in Texas and offer curbside pick-up. As per local requirements, Nevada stores will operate at 50% occupancy and those in Arizona at reduced occupancy as instructed.