High Point, NC -- A popular shopping center in High Point has new rules starting Friday.
The Palladium at Deep River will require anyone younger than 17 to be with a parent or guardian if they are in the shopping center after 8 pm on weekends.
Management at the shopping center said although the policy beings Friday, they won't start enforcing it until December 3. They said they haven't seen any major problems, but there has been an increase in concern by shoppers and tenants.
The policy includes the following guidelines:
-- The curfew runs from 8 p.m. until closing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
-- During these hours, shoppers under 17 years old are required to be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older.
-- Unescorted youth will be asked to leave the premises or face prosecution for trespassing.
-- Youth who work at the Palladium at Deep River are exempt from the policy while working. Proof of employment will be required.
-- Proof of age will be required if the age of the youth and/or parent(s) or guardian(s) is not easily determined. Those whose age cannot be determined and who lack identification will be asked to leave the property.
The Palladium is the latest Triad location to restriction access to teenagers after a certain time.
In March, Hanes Mall started a policy to require parents to supervise their teens on Friday and Saturday evenings after 6 pm.
The City of Greensboro is also consider a ban on teenagers downtown after 11 pm. The proposed policy is set to be discussed at the next City Council meeting.
An apartment complex in Burlington is also fining renters if their child is outside without a parent.
WFMY News 2