Kennedy Mall in Dubuque temporarily closing all non-essential stores

Kennedy Mall is the site of an active shooter drill on Friday night, August 30. (Allison Wong, KCRG)
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - Kennedy Mall in Dubuque will be temporarily closing all non-essential stores to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

On Thursday, Gov. Reynolds ordered all non-essential business to be closed, because of that Kennedy Mall will close at 7 p.m. Thursday night until at least April 7th.

Texas Roadhouse and Dubuque Mining Company at the mall will remain open, only for carryout and delivery. Best Buy, Firestone, Edward Jones, Lenscrafters, Iowa Hearing Aid, and Dubuque Bank & Trust were all classified as essential and will remain open as well.

The Asbury Plaza that contains Petco and GNC will remain open.

The following activities at the mall have been canceled because of the closure:

  • Easter Bunny Photos – March 28-April 11
  • Winter Farmers’ Market – March 21-April 4
  • Kindness Bunny – March 29
  • Crafts and Cookies with the Easter Bunny – April 4

    In a statement, officials with the mall said, "The management staff of Kennedy Mall deeply regrets having to cancel these events and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause."