Teenagers Beware! New Policy at MacArthur Center!

Real Estate Agent with Nest Realty

door hanger that says no teens allowedEffective October 19, 2009, unsupervised minors are no longer permitted in the MacArthur Center Mall in Downtown Norfolk after 5pm.

Yes, ID's will be checked and extra security is on hand to enforce the new regulation.  Teens found in the mall unsupervised after 5pm will be escorted to their "accompanying adult" or escorted out of the mall.

According to mall officials, the new rule is to help keep shoppers safe and kids out of trouble.  In recent years, the number of minors "hanging out" in the mall has grown.

Some of the businesses are not happy about the new rule.  Both Nordstrom and Dillards said they will continue to allow teenagers to shop in their stores after 5pm.

Click HERE to read the new "Adult Supervision Policy" for MacArthur Center.

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Comments (4)

Syreeta Saunders
Keller Williams Realty Centre - Randallstown, MD
Keys, MBA - The Keys2Day Team

I have seen the malls go from the whole indoor idea to the new open air concept.  It's more social but at the same time discourages "hanging out" just by virtue of its design.

Oct 20, 2009 11:58 AM
Heather Adkinson
Windermere K-2 Realty LLC www.propertiesinmoseslake.com - Moses Lake, WA
Real Estate Agent - Moses Lake

I have a hard time thinking it's ok to tell one group of people they aren't allowed in the mall except under certain conditions...

Oct 20, 2009 12:14 PM
Marcie Purcell
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cassidon Realty - Quakertown, PA
Realtor, Bucks & Montgomery Co PA

So now where are suppose to go? I'm sure the mall will see revenue drop. If they were causing trouble that is one thing, but if they are doing what teens do and walking around not bother anyone than why do they all have to be punished. I grew up in a rural area. The mall was one of the only place you could hang out.

Oct 21, 2009 12:34 AM
Joe Colón, Jr.
Jenny L Colón, PC - Chesapeake, VA

So does this mean that MacArthur Center will be attempting to change their status from a 'B' mall to an 'A' mall? I'm not sure if they have the crowd to attract stores like Gucci, Juicy Couture, or Burberry. I will say that in order to attract those stores, the mall would have to re-image itself, but who's to say that they will?   MMMMM, what's to happen to our mall???  Great post ma'am!!

Oct 26, 2009 04:35 AM