Orange Park Mall reopens after protests end

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ORANGE PARK, Fla. – The Orange Park Mall closed early Sunday afternoon as a precautionary measure when violence erupted in nearby Duval County.

In a Facebook post, mall staff stated they have been working with Clay County authorities to keep shoppers, retailers and employees safe. The mall closed its doors at 3 p.m. Sunday.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and work with local authorities to determine when it is safe to open again,” the Facebook post said.

Administrators made the call to reopen Monday morning. The mall will open at 11 a.m., though one of their events had to be postponed. The free drive-in, Cinema Under The Stars was rescheduled for Wednesday.

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