Many stores already closed before landlord Simon prepared to shut the shopping center at 7 p.m. March 18.
It was quiet at The Avenues mall on the afternoon of March 18, a few hours before landlord Simon closed it March 29.
Simon announced March 18 it would close all its U.S. properties at 7 p.m. until March 29.
The Avenues food court was open, but several vendors had shut down. Most of the tables were removed to allow for social distancing.
Anchors Forever 21 and Belk were closed, while JCPenney and Dillard's were open.
Nearly half of the mall's retailers were closed, and others had adjusted hours.