Sunset Place in South Miami Enforcing New Curfew Policy

One of South Florida's most popular outdoor malls is working to change its clientele by enforcing a curfew.

From now on, when the clock strikes 9 p.m. at Sunset Place in South Miami, anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult or head home. It's not a popular idea among many teenagers who frequent the mall.

The new owners, Grass River Property and Federal Realty Investment Trust, adopted a new youth supervision policy that went into effect Friday night.

The mall says months of feedback from shoppers, merchants and neighbors brought them to the underage curfew to try and increase adult and family clientele.

Parents who spoke with NBC 6 said they feel their teenagers are safe at Sunset Place, and don't believe the curfew is needed.

Those under 18 without a 21-or-older chaperon will be escorted by security to a youth pickup area where they can contact their parents for a ride.

Mall security and the South Miami Police Department will work together to enforce the policy.

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