Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Mid-Rivers: Latest Shopping Center to Crack Down on Teen Mall Rats
By Chad Garrison
on Wed, May 19, 2010 at 8:34 AM
Mid-Rivers Mall in St. Charles yesterday announced that it will begin turning away teenagers
after 6 p.m. on weekend nights unless they're accompanied by an adult. The curfew goes into effect Memorial Day weekend and applies to anyone under the age of 18.
The mall says it's received several complaints about teenagers engaged in rowdy behavior on weekends.
In 2006, The Mills in Hazelwood became the first area mall to require teens to have an adult escort on weekend nights. The Galleria imposed a similar curfew a year later following several well-publicized fights in the mall.
They were running and jumping and throwing food and being loud and, well, now they're being punished.