COVID-19 pandemic effect: Companies and events shut down for the first time ever

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the mass cancellation of events such as Comic-Con, shown here, and the closure of iconic stores and buildings. To underscore the scope of the disruption caused by the pandemic, 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of companies and events that shut down for the first time ever. 

1. NCAA Basketball Tournament
• Location: Various locations
• When opened: 1939
• When closed: March 15

2. Tribeca Film Festival
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 2001
• When closed: March 12

3. Burning Man festival
• Location: Black Rock City, Nevada
• When opened: 1986
• When closed: April 10

4. London Book Fair
• Location: London, United Kingdom
• When opened: 1971
• When closed: March 4

5. SXSW Conference & Festivals
• Location: Austin, Texas
• When opened: 1987
• When closed: March 6

6. Shakespeare in the Park
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 1962
• When closed: April 17

7. St. Patrick's Day Parade
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 1762
• When closed: March 11

8. San Diego Comic-Con
• Location: San Diego, California
• When opened: 1970
• When closed: April 17

9. Eurovision Song Contest
• Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
• When opened: 1956
• When closed: March 18

10. Penn Relays
• Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• When opened: 1895
• When closed: March 16

11. Daytime Emmy Awards
• Location: Pasadena, California
• When opened: 1974
• When closed: March 19

12. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
• Location: Houston, Texas
• When opened: 1932
• When closed: March 11

13. Montreux Jazz Festival
• Location: Montreux, Switzerland
• When opened: 1967
• When closed: April 17

14. E3 2020 trade show
• Location: Los Angeles, California
• When opened: 1995
• When closed: March 11

15. Isle of Wight Festival
• Location: Newport, United Kingdom
• When opened: 2002
• When closed: March 27

16. Carnegie Hall
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 1891
• When closed: March 12

17. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
• Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
• When opened: 1970
• When closed: April 16

18. BookExpo
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 1970
• When closed: April 14

19. Tiffany's flagship store
• Location: New York City, New York
• When opened: 1940
• When closed: March 17


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