For those of you who've been longing to hit up Calgary's malls again, your dreams are about to come true. Phase one of Alberta's reopening plan takes off on May 14, which means our favourite stores can open their doors very soon. However, the whole mall experience is going to look a whole lot different than we're used to.\nIn a statement sent to Narcity, a representative of Cadillac Fairview, who owns two malls in the Calgary area, told us about the changes they're going to be making when stores reopen on May 14.\nThe company owns and operates CF Chinook Centre and CF Market Mall and has set in place a number of protocols that'll allow shoppers and staff to maintain physical distancing in the weeks and months to come.\nFor starters, signs about hand washing and staying home if you're sick will be plastered all over.\nPlus, there will be multiple hand sanitization stations available.\nAs for going in and out, you can expect some line-ups because the complexes will be constantly monitoring the number of shoppers hanging out inside at any given time.\nThis means that they'll have to limit the number of shoppers at any one time if the need arises.\nThey're also going to be controlling foot traffic, so this could lead to the implementation of "one-way" walking through common areas and the marking of clear "entrance" and "exit" points on the doors.\nThey'll also be creating lanes for escalator use, and limiting the number of people that can take the elevator or stairs at a time.\nStores will have their own line-ups to deal with, and the shopping complexes fully intend on working with the retailers to "support safe lines," as the statement read.\nThis could mean setting up floor markings or installing barriers.\nView this post on Instagram During these uncertain times @shoppersdrugmartofficial is here for you, open daily next to the West entrance. A post shared by Market Mall (@cfmarketmall) on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:58am PDT\nThe food courts are also going to be a whole lot different. In some cases, they might be gone entirely.\nCadillac Fairview's statement said that "dining hall seating could be entirely removed" to comply with public health guidelines.\nIf they're not removed, they'll definitely be reconfigured so guests can maintain the two metres of distance as prescribed by health officials.\nReusable products, such as trays, plates, and cutlery, are also being scrapped for the time being. Food spots have been told to provide single-use plastics instead.\nRetailers will also have the option to offer curbside services, and the malls are more than willing to accommodate that at their premises.\n"COVID-19 will likely disrupt our lives for some time, and we've adapted our operations to reflect this new normal," read Cadillac Fairview's statement.\nThe mall experience may be shaping up to be much different than what it used to be, but hey, at least retail therapy is an option again.