River Ridge Mall announced that it has eliminated its "Youth Escort Policy", allowing local teens to enjoy the mall on Friday and Saturday nights.
The police was originally created in 2014 and was enforced by a previous management company. It prohibited teens ages 18 and under from visiting the mall after 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, unless they were accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over 21.
The previous management company said the policy was created to curb disruptive behavior in the mall after they received numerous complaints.
River Ridge, which is now managed by CBRE, believes eliminating the policy can enable teen shoppers to enjoy the mall.
“This policy sent an unwelcoming message to teens, and families with teens in our community. We want the community to know that our teen shoppers are welcome and very important to us," said Steve Halle, General Manager of River Ridge.
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