Virginias restaurants, malls open for business after Vegas massacre

The first wave of openings in Virginia’s restaurants and other retail stores after the Las Vegas massacre will begin Tuesday, a state official said.

About 100 restaurants in Virginia have opened as of mid-March, according to a Virginia Department of Food and Consumer Services report.

That’s up from the 50 openings last month and more than 100 since the deadly shooting of dozens of people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

In New Jersey, about 70 restaurants opened in March, and more were expected to open as of March 25, according the State Department of Health.

The department has not yet released the total number of locations open for businesses in Virginia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.