If there was a power outlet left available in any corner of the Freehold Raceway Mall on Saturday, chances are someone was about to plug in a phone, a laptop, an iPod or just about any device with a drained battery.
The mall reopened at 10 a.m. Saturday after regaining power Friday afternoon and has reinstated its normal business hours.
Floor outlets near seating areas, wall outlets on pillars and power strips on folding tables in improvised charging stations at the Mall's center court were all in constant use by the storm weary of all ages.
The center court Starbucks drew waves of caffein-seekers and the mall's food courts and restaurants (many of them were open) were mobbed.
If you were there, or at another mall, tell us about it.
Was it a welcome oasis?
What did you power up?
Was it good to get a hot meal?
Was it even better to get the kids out of the house for a while?
Is it a good thing for malls to have reopened this weekend or are you among those miffed that they regained power while many homes and small businesses are still waiting for restoration?
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