As the Baltimore area deals with the loss of power and closed and flooded roads in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, some stores and businesses plan to reopen Tuesday but others remain closed.
Harborplace & The Gallery mall at the Inner Harbor will stay closed Tuesday, with plans to reopen Wednesday, management said, though Harborplace restaurants and shops with exterior entrances were making their own decisions about opening. Office tenants and Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel guests will be given access to the offices and hotel.
Other General Growth Properties-owned malls that will stay closed Tuesday include White Marsh Mall, Mondawmin Mall in the city and Owings Mills mall. The centers are scheduled to reopen Wednesday.
The Mall in Columbia and Towson Town Center will reopen at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the mall owner said.
Merritt Athletic Club said it planned to open all nine Baltimore area locations at noon.
And the Maryland Live! Casino has resumed normal hours, said Carmen E. Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the casino at Arundel Mills. Arundel Mills mall will reopen at noon Tuesday.
Schools across the state were closed Tuesday. Decisions had not been announced as of Tuesday morning about when they would reopen. One school system, Anne Arundel, said that it was assessing any damage or power outages at its buildings and would not announce a decision until after that assessment was complete.
Because of the severity of the storm in the mid-Atlantic, Wells Fargo said it would waive or credit some fees from Monday through Thursday. The lender said it would waive late fees on credit cards and consumer and small business loans, such as home equity, auto and student loans. The bank will also waive fees charged for using another bank's ATMs.