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GEORGIA — As coronavirus restrictions ease, Simon Properties will reopen its seven Georgia malls Friday and unshutter 42 other shopping centers nationwide over the weekend.

Five of the retail centers are in metro Atlanta: Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Mall of Georgia in Buford, Sugarloaf Mills in Lawrenceville and Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw. The other two are Calhoun Outlet Marketplace in Calhoun and North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville. All Simon malls have been closed since March 18.

While the malls will be back in business, it won't quite be business as usual. Hours will be limited to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday to accommodate cleaning, according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC. The company also will regularly sanitize food-court tables, escalators, door knobs and electronic directories. Customers can have their temperature GRANT REID PROPERTIES