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Kringlan Reopening Postponed to Thursday

By Erik Pomrenke

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Photo: Golli.

Following the fire at Kringlan shopping mall, cleanup operations are underway. The reopening of the shopping centre has however been pushed back. It will now most likely reopen on Thursday.

Cleanup going well

RÚV reports that cleanup efforts are going well so far and that the damage was mostly confined to about 10 shops, on both the first and second floors of the structure.

The areas which were damaged worst in the fire, which started this past Saturday, have been blocked off and sealed, though there are reports of extensive water and smoke damage throughout Kringlan as well.

Galleri Sautján, a popular clothing retailer, seems to have had the worst of it, as it is located under the area where the roof partially collapsed. The shop was sealed off during cleanup.

Reopening delayed to Thursday

A partial reopening of the stores which were unaffected by the fire had originally been planned for today. The reopening has, however, been pushed back to no earlier than Thursday, June 20.

While the shopping centre remains closed, shoppers are encouraged to shop online instead. The website for the shopping centre is offering free shipping on orders today and tomorrow, while work continues.

Read more about the history of Kringlan and urban planning in Iceland.

 

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