GREENSBORO — Young people will have to be accompanied by an adult while at Fours Seasons Town Centre on weekends after recent "disruptions" by unsupervised youth, mall officials said.
Under the "Parental Guidance Required" program that starts Friday, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult who is at least 21 years old after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, according to a news release from Brookfield Properties, Four Seasons Town Centre's leasing team.
The program will be enforced throughout the entire shopping center property, including the parking lot and outdoor sidewalks.
The decision comes after recent "disruptions by unsupervised youth on weekends," according to Rachel Willie, a public relations specialist with Brookfield Properties.
The change comes the weekend before the mall becomes the site of a federally supported mass vaccination clinic expected to give up to 3,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day.
Willie said the curfew had nothing to do with the mall's role as a mass vaccination site.
It's the first time Four Seasons Town Centre has implemented a curfew program, Willie said.
During the curfew period, public safety officers will be at mall entrances to check IDs of those who appear to be younger than 18. Those who can't provide a valid photo ID showing they are at least 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or supervising adult to stay at the shopping center. One adult may accompany up to four youths and must remain with them at all times, Brookfield Properties said.
An optional wristband will be provided to indicate a person is over 18. People who choose not to wear one may be asked for ID again. Valid ID includes a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, military ID, a school ID card, or passport. The identification must be tamper proof and include a photograph and date of birth.
Announcements will be made inside the mall at 3 p.m., giving those under 18 and unaccompanied by an adult time to finish their shopping or dining before the curfew begins.