Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Delmar Loop Businesses Want More Restrictions on Teenage Crowds

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 9:34 AM

click to enlarge Delmar Loop: Sure, it looks peaceful here. But just wait for a warm Friday and Saturday night.
  • Delmar Loop: Sure, it looks peaceful here. But just wait for a warm Friday and Saturday night.
University City council members got an earful last night from business owners along the Delmar Loop.

As KMOX reports, the owners of Ciceros, Fitz's and other Loop businesses told the council that large groups of teenagers are scaring away paying customers. In the past three weeks, the teens have been blamed for a shooting in a Loop parking lot and an assault on a police officer.

Last year the University City council passed a 9 p.m. curfew for teens 16 and under in the Loop. The year before that, the council passed a similar curfew barring the teenagers from being in the Loop after 10 p.m.

What's next? The city is now reviewing its curfew hours and the age restrictions it places on teenagers. Tougher curfews could be on the way, as could stricter enforcement through additional police and surveillance cameras.  

Tags: , , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation