The Mall in Columbia, also known as Columbia Mall, will now require adult supervision for minors on weekends. According to WBAL, “Starting March 31, all guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years old. The curfew begins at 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. To enforce the program, trained public safety officers will be stationed at mall entrances to check IDs.”
According to the report, the mall said the new curfew is intended to crack down on unruly behavior. The policy comes after police made three arrests in January while responding to a large group of disorderly teenagers at the mall. FOX 5 reported that “Brookfield Properties did confirm they already began a juvenile curfew policy at the Towson Town Center in Maryland. That policy requires teens 17 years old and younger to be escorted by a parent or supervising adult on Fridays and Saturdays, from 4 p.m. to close.”
The mall, which was built over 50 years ago in 1971, has over 200 specialty stores and the anchor stores, such as AMC Theatres, Lidl, Main Event Entertainment, Barnes & Noble, JCPenney, Macy’s, and Nordstrom. Restaurants include PF Chang’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy and The Cheesecake Factory. It is located in the Town Center area of the city and attracts shoppers from surrounding counties in Maryland, according to Wikipedia.
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