(LSJ) Starting this week, no one under the age of 17 will be allowed in the Lansing Mall on Friday and Saturday evenings unless they are accompanied by an adult age 21 or older.
The program, which will also include the introduction of family events on those nights, is “in response to the local community's feedback regarding the number of unsupervised youths at the mall on Friday and Saturday nights,” Rouse Properties, owner of the Lansing Mall, said in a statement sent to the Lansing State Journal.
Unsupervised children and teenagers won’t be permitted to remain in the mall after 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. One supervising adult may accompany up to 6 young people, all of whom must remain with that adult.
The policy does not cover stores and restaurants with exterior entrances.
"Our top priority is the well-being of our customers, retailers and employees and to provide them with a pleasant shopping experience in a safe and family-friendly environment,” the Rouse Properties statement says.
Family Night events listed on the Lansing Mall's website include: Valentine’s Day photo and craft event on Feb. 12; face painting on Feb. 19; a juggling performance on Feb. 20; family game night on Feb. 26 and a celebration of musical arts on Feb. 27. Each of those events runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.