Upscale Dallas mall adopts teen curfew

May 10, 2012 5:09:31 AM PDT
An upscale Dallas mall developed in the 1960s as the largest climate-controlled retail establishment in the world has announced a teen curfew.

NorthPark Center on Wednesday provided details on its new code of conduct, effective immediately. Spokesman Mark Annick says 26 million people visit NorthPark Center annually and the code is due to growth, not any ethnic or racial group.

Children age 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 6 p.m. daily. The exceptions are youths working at stores or youngsters going directly to and then leaving movies.

Unaccompanied youths must dress appropriately for a "family-oriented" shopping center. Visible undergarments are not allowed.

NorthPark describes itself as the largest shopping center in North Texas, with more than 235 stores and restaurants.