In response to the order issued by Dallas County for residents to shelter-in-place and for non-essential businesses to cease operations, Dallas Market Center is closing its doors temporarily. This is effective until the order is no longer in effect, which is currently listed as Friday, April 3.
"Like many of you, we are facing unique business challenges associated with the COVID-19 coronavirus, and I am thankful for your flexibility and cooperation," said Dallas Market Center President and CEO Cindy Morris in a statement, adding that Dallas Market Center is focused on the health and safety of its employees, exhibitors and customers during the pandemic.
In the meantime, many exhibitors have alerted Dallas Market Center regarding available stock ready-to-ship, and it has posted that information on the front page of its website.
"Even while temporarily closed we believe in continuing our mission of connecting buyers with available products. We will pick back up with our daily business, design events, and upcoming markets shortly," Morris said.
"Finally, I want to say that in the midst of this public health crisis we are learning a lot about each other and what values we demonstrate to our customers and our community. Health and safety are the highest among them but we also have gratitude—for the first responders and medical staff but also for the businesses that continue to serve their neighbors. This pandemic will have a beginning, a middle, and an end. We will support one another in the middle so that at the end of it, we emerge wiser and better equipped."