The following release was sent out by Southgate Mall.

Apparently the Groundhog wasn’t kidding when he predicted 6 more weeks of winter!

After careful consideration, Southgate Mall Management has made the decision to close at 6:00pm today, February 28.  General Manager, Tim Winger, said, “Our Maintenance Team has done an amazing job getting the parking lot clear of snow and ice this winter and especially today.  However, our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our employees and shoppers, so today we’ve made the decision to close early.  Hopefully it will give employees the chance to get home safely to their families.”

Shoppers are invited to return for shopping and dining tomorrow, Saturday, March 1.  Mall hours on Saturday’s are 10am-9pm.  Mall Management will continue to monitor the weather and make opening and closure decisions with safety at the forefront.

For all of us at Southgate Mall, and likely all of Missoula County, we’re hoping that March 1 brings the start of springtime and an end to the Groundhog’s forecast. 

Normal Mall Hours

Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm

Sun 11am – 6pm