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New Towson Town Center curfew policy starts Friday

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 18:30:29-04

Towson Town Center’s new curfew policy for teens 17 and under goes into effect Friday.

The policy requires that after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, anyone 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult who’s at least 21, and proof of age may be required.

One adult can accompany up to four minors, who must stay with their supervising adult while shopping. Any unsupervised youth shopping in the mall before 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays will be asked to leave and can return with an adult.

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The rules also apply to parking garages and sidewalks.

“Everyone is welcome at Towson Town Center at any time – we simply require that during certain hours families spend their shopping time together,” Lisa Bisenius, senior general manager of Towson Town Center, said in a news release. “Providing a pleasant and comfortable experience for our guests is our top priority.  The (Parental Guidance Required) program is intended to enhance the shopping experience in ways the entire community will appreciate.”

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Mall announcements will be made starting at 4 p.m., giving unsupervised teens time to leave the mall before the curfew starts.

The move follows a December incident where police said they were pelted with rocks by a large crowd of teenagers. The curfew has been met with mixed reactions from both teens and parents.

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Read the full curfew policy HERE.

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