Friday, May 11, 2007

The Daily Mall Reader: Curfews At Malls

A daily dose of mall-related reading...

"Attention, shoppers: teens, get out! Kids hopping mad over shopping-mall curfews"

Current Events - Oct 22, 2004

(Excerpt) Your Friday night plans are all set: A night at the mall with your friends. You've got everything you need for a night of hanging out: your crew, your cash, and your cell. Oh, yeah--and your mom.

That's right, your mom. At malls around the country, parental escorts after curfew are as common as the Gap and Old Navy.

According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, malls in at least 10 states now have policies requiring teenagers to be accompanied by an adult after a set curfew.

Two malls in the metro Detroit area are the latest to enforce such a policy. At the Fairlane Town Center and Eastland Mall, kids under the age of 17 are prohibited from being in the mall past 5 p.m. unless they are with an adult over 21. Security guards check teens' IDs at the entrances and patrol courtyards and corridors for lone youths.

Read the full article here.

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Blogger Cora Buhlert said...

Am I the only one who find it funny that the shopper who complained about the "unruly kids" ruining her shopping experience was a woman of twenty?

Careful there, lady, unless someone decides you are too young to shop unaccompanied as well. After all, she's still too young to drink in the US.

Fri May 11, 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

LOL, Cora! Sometimes I find myself complaining and I am 26.

Is it me or does anyone else think it is uttery hypocritical that most of these malls have stores that cater to teens and junior fashions, then they turn around and try to limit the same folks they are targeting? Kinda dumb logic.

Sun May 13, 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, the customers who were once mallrats themselves probably didn't go up to management and complain. It was the people who only went to the mall to shop from day one who suggested to the mall that their shopping experience could be better if a curfew was set. This is going to set the stage on how malls are developed. Pretty soon, there will be certain theme areas for teens and other areas for adults and families. Some malls are already grouped in that fashion.

Mon May 21, 03:20:00 AM  

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