Yes, it's really happening...Columbia Center Mall will open today after being closed since mid-March. Shoppers and mall-walkers rejoice! How many of the stores in the mall will actually be available for your browsing pleasure? That is currently an unknown, but those that won't be open today are making plans to open soon. The mall's website says they will be taking all necessary precautions including making curbside pickup available for shopping and dining. Mall employees will wear face masks and practice social distancing, in addition to receiving COVID-19 protocol training. Modified hours will be 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and closing one hour earlier at 6 p.m. on Sunday.