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Towson mall imposes curfew, hundreds of teens turned away

Posted at 7:19 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 07:19:03-04
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Several hundred unaccompanied teens were turned away from a Baltimore-area mall over the weekend after the shopping center instituted a curfew.
 
The Baltimore Sun reports that Towson Town Center barred 194 teens from the property on Friday night and 216 on Saturday night. Mall officials said the curfew was implemented without incident.
 
The new policy at the mall, which is owned by Chicago-based General Growth Properties, requires children under age 18 to be accompanied by an adult on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. until the mall's closing time.
 
Mall officials said they implemented the curfew after conducting market research and receiving feedback from retailers and shoppers.
 
Mall employees checked IDs at the door to enforce the curfew.
 
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