ATLANTA - Beginning on September 21, anyone on Lenox Square Mall property under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or an adult, Simon Property Group announced Wednesday.
According to mall operators, the "youth supervision program" will required minors to be with an adult age 21 or older after 3 p.m. every day while on mall grounds.
In a statement sent to FOX 5, Simon Property Group and Lenox Square said the program was created after hearing from the community.
"Lenox Square is committed to providing a pleasant and family friendly shopping environment for all guests. The program is in response to feedback from the community and community leaders, as the center reinforces its commitment to the community to provide a pleasant, family friendly shopping environment."
Simon Property Group owns and operates Lenox Square Mall as well as the adjacently located Phipps Plaza, in addition to over 200 other properties across the U.S.
The Atlanta Police Department issued a statement on Thursday:
"The Atlanta Police Department supports Lenox Square’s new Youth Supervision Program and we continue to support their efforts to increase public safety and security at their property."
Atlanta police recently announced a 'Summer Plan' that concentrated units at several key locations in Atlanta, including Lenox Square Mall.
An adult will be permitted to accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.
Anyone in violation of the policy will be asked to leave the premises.
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