Update: As of 12:45 p.m. Smith Haven Mall has been approved to open. The following stores will remain closed: Oakley, New York and Company, Littman Jewelers, GNC, Brighton Collectibles and Wet Seal. Additionally, the mall entrance by Sears will be closed until further notice.
Update: As of 11:30 a.m., three stores in the mall have reopened; Macy's, Macy's Furniture and Sears.
The Smith Haven Mall remains closed to shoppers on Tuesday as building inspections are being completed by the fire marshal, according to a spokesperson from Simon Properties.
“There is no time frame right now for reopening,” said the spokesperson. “The stores are going through rounds of inspections.”
Women’s clothing retailer New York and Company, where the leaks were first reported, sustained the worst of the damage according to a mall representative.
The mall was evacuated on Monday after roof leaks in several stores became a cause of concern likely due to wet snow on the mall roof. Fire officials began by closing the Lifestyle wing of the mall at 2 p.m., where New York and Company is located, as a precaution. By 4 p.m. Monday, officials decided to evacuate and close the entire mall. Approximately 25 stores have been damaged by water.
The mall will be posting updates on their Facebook page throughout the day on opening times.