Malls were already struggling to respond to the rise of digital commerce, but the spread of the virus has forced retailers across the country to shut down. Macy's said Tuesday that it will close all stores until the end of March, and Ponce City Market has closed for an indefinite period.
Meanwhile, some restaurants have remained open, although many have closed due to restrictions on large gatherings. Some of them are still offering takeout service. Numerous restaurant chains, including McDonald's, Chick-fil-A and Starbucks have closed inside dining facilities.