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Scottsdale Fashion Square reopened Wednesday, two weeks after looting incident

Posted at 4:04 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 21:14:04-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scottsdale Fashion Square mall has reopened less than two weeks after storefronts and entrances were damaged, and stores defaced and looted by a large crowd of people, allegedly causing millions of dollars in damage.

The mall did not formally announce its reopening. Instead, a short message was posted Wednesday afternoon to its Facebook page.

"Welcome back friends!" the post said, following by the mall's hours. "Come on in, we've missed you!"

According to the Facebook post, the mall's current hours will be Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

The mall reopened on Wednesday, a spokesperson for Macerich told ABC15 via email. She also said that some stores remain closed, but did not specify.

Macerich owns and manages Scottsdale Fashion Square, as well as a number of other malls and shopping centers in the Phoenix area, including Chandler Fashion Center and SanTan Village.

Scottsdale police said more than 20 people have been arrested on various charges stemming from the "unprecedented" May 30 event and that $46,000 in property has since been recovered. People were booked into jail on various charges, including trespassing, criminal damage, burglary, and trafficking stolen property, police said.

The incident began on Saturday evening after a large crowd of people gathered outside the shopping center. At some point, people were seen via helicopter video breaking windows and doors, spraying graffiti, and running in and out of businesses, including Apple, P.F. Chang's, and Neiman Marcus. A nearby dealership was also damaged.

Police have said that those who participated in the Scottsdale rally were not part of the Black Lives Matter protests that were happening in downtown Phoenix.