Millcreek Mall Owners Sue Pennsylvania Governor To Allow Reopening

Image by the Pennsylvania Governor's Office /

ERIE – The Millcreek Mall owners are suing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, in order to reopen the mall, the Cafaro Company announced in a statement Wednesday afternoon.

The suit seeks the mall reopening and further seeks to prohibit Wolf and Levine from restricting the mall in an “arbitrary and capricious manner.”

The state ordered the mall to close March 16 in an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Most Erie County stores were permitted to reopen May 8, but the Millcreek Mall was not allowed to reopen because officials said “enclosed malls” were not eligible to reopen.

The suit said the state violated the mall owner’s rights under the Equal Protection and Due Process provisions of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.