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As stay at home orders are modified and we continue to welcome back more customers, linked below is information on center procedures and helpful guidelines for your consideration.
NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. is committed to supporting our shopping centers, tenants, and communities during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are working hard to keep our shopping centers clean and open so our customers can shop at essential businesses like our grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and many other tenants still open for business today.
We are monitoring all notices, updates, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal, state and local agencies on how we can help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect our employees, customers and partners at this time.
Everyone has been affected during these challenging times and NewMark Merrill is committed more than ever to remaining a central part of our communities. We are working to share all opportunities to our tenants on how they can take advantage of financial assistance from the Federal government through the CARES Act legislation and SBA loan opportunities. To that end, we have frequently communicated with our tenants and customers and provided guidance and resources so that we could navigate this situation together.
Please click on the links below to see a copy of our communications to our tenants and communities:
Letter to our merchants on March 20th
Initial correspondence to our tenants on March 20th explaining our plan to support our tenants and communities by keeping our shopping centers open and clean and details on how to take advantage of the low interest SBA loans for small businesses.
Letter to our community on March 20th
We communicated with customers at all of our shopping centers on March 20th with information on how they can visit the essential businesses still open at our shopping centers.
Letter to our merchants on March 29th
On March 29th, we sent information to all of our tenants about the CARES Act and how the government can loan them money to support their businesses, some of which can be forgiven.
Letter to our merchants on March 31st
On March 31st, we sent out further explanation of the CARES Act to our tenants including the application and worksheets to apply for the loan. The applications can be submitted starting Friday, April 3rd and the funds will go fast so get your application in as soon as possible.
Letter to our merchants on April 9th
On April 9th, we sent an update regarding the COVID-19 emergency dedicated to our communities, our tenants and our customers. A retail consulting firm, Retail Smart Guys, is working with us to help retailers understand the new programs and assist with the application process. Below you will find two video presentations with more information.
Letter to our community on April 13th
We communicated with customers at all of our shopping centers on April 13th thanking them for their continued support of our essential businesses and restaurants.
Letter to our merchants on April 20th
On April 20th, we sent a message to all of our tenants sharing how we are starting to think about reopening plans and what that looks like for our shopping centers and tenants in the near future. We also shared the latest updates on some financial programs to assist our merchants including a new program recently announced from the US Chamber of Commerce.
Letter to our merchants on April 24th
On April 24th, we communicated with our tenants to share the passing of the most recent coronavirus relief bill and provide resources and referrals to help with the loan application processes.
Letter to our merchants on April 29th
On April 29th, we sent out a list of immediate actions our merchants can start taking now to prepare their stores for when stay at home orders start getting lifted in our communities, like hiring support, signage inside and outside your store, and reopening supplies like masks, hand sanitizers, and POS shields.
Letter to our merchants on May 4th
On May 4th, we shared a financial resource, A10 Capital, with our tenants to help them with the loan application process to take advantage of the remaining funds from the second round of the Payment Protection Program.
Letter to our merchants on May 8th
On May 8th, we sent our tenants a link to our “Lifting Others” feature highlighting some outreach and support NewMark Merrill Companies is focusing on to lift up our tenants, customers, and communities during these challenging times.
Letter to our merchants on May 8th
On May 8th, we sent a letter to our California tenants with an update on Phase 2 reopening plans from Governor Newsom on new tenant categories available for curbside pickup, as well as some additional resources from the California Department of Health.
Letter to our community on May 20th
On May 20th, we sent a letter to our neighbors explaining the steps we are taking to enhance their experience when visiting our shopping center as stay at home orders are lessened like adding curbside delivery zones and signage, hand sanitizing stations, health and safety signage and more.
Letter to our merchants on May 28th
On May 28th, we shared some survey results to our merchants from over 115,000 community members and shoppers we reached out to in order to gauge what they were most looking forward to after stay at home restrictions were lessened.
NewMark Merrill Companies wants to provide you with information about new federal resources that may be helpful at this time. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act to provide substantial assistance to workers, families and individuals. Included in the Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) that authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.
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