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Shoppers pack the Mills at Jersey Gardens for last-minute Christmas shopping despite pandemic

Malls across New Jersey, including the Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, are packed with shoppers with just two days before Christmas, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Dec 23, 2020, 5:19 PM

Updated 1,273 days ago

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Malls across New Jersey, including the Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, are packed with shoppers with just two days before Christmas, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Shoppers say they are trying to do some last-minute shopping. Busy parking lots at malls and shopping centers have been seen the entire week around the state.
Some people say they did some online shopping, but there are just some things they wanted to get done in person. News 12 asked one shopper if he was concerned about his safety during the pandemic.
“No, not really,” says Anthony Vincent. “I am trying to keep my distance and get my things as quick as possible.”
Shoppers say they feel safe because they are wearing a mask, and the other shoppers are as well.
Many malls and shopping centers have extended hours today. The Mills at Jersey Gardens is open until 9 p.m.


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