Towson Town Center: No Unescorted Teens Allowed on Friday and Saturday Nights

Teenagers who hang out at Towson Town Center on the weekends may need to find a new spot after the regional mall announced it will ban teens on Friday and Saturday nights unless they are accompanied by an adult.

Mall officials said Thursday that starting Sept. 16, those younger than 18 will not be allowed in the mall after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays without a parent or “supervising adult” age 21 or older.

The policy follows complaints from residents and elected officials about young people congregating at the mall, especially after it closes at 9 p.m.

Last December, a group of rowdy young people clashed with police, with some throwing rocks at officers. A 16-year-old girl was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault on a police officer. Politicians called on the mall to institute a curfew for teens.