HANES MALL CURFEW: Hanes Mall to Enfo...

HANES MALL CURFEW: Hanes Mall to Enforce Curfew for Teens on We...

There are 112 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Feb 11, 2010, titled HANES MALL CURFEW: Hanes Mall to Enforce Curfew for Teens on We.... In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

Teens will soon need an adult with them to enter Hanes Mall on a Friday or Saturday night after complaints from shoppers and merchants prompted mall management to make the change.

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Amber

Charlotte, NC

#104 Mar 5, 2010
seriously wrote:
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you seem to have forgotten that the majority of teenagers attend school and thus have homework throughout the week. it's hard to enjoy yourself and take time to go shopping when you have school work to do. surely you can understand that?
No I sure have not forgotten. I'm 24, married, a full time nanny, and a full time college student and I can still manage time to go to the mall during the week and my weekends are my relaxing days. So no if teenagers know how to prioritize their time they will find a way to go during the week if they want to go bad enough. You know teenagers get out of school what the latest 3:30pm so they have 5 in a half hrs before the mall closes, so I know homework doesn't take that long!
wow

Pfafftown, NC

#105 Mar 27, 2010
Hi Amber, you obviously don't understand a teenager's life. I am 17 years old. I have dance lessons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. I do not get home any night before 10:00, which the mall is already closed if I had the desire to go there anyway. I do track afterschool and volleyball afterschool as well. Do not tell me I have plenty of time afterschool to visit the mall if I wanted to - I'm not even going to add in the amounts of homework I have every night coming from an academically gifted school. Teenagers nowadays are not what you think. I don't think you understand the concept at all of what it means to be a teenager in the 21st century, and yes, I am well aware you are 24 years old. My sister's 25, she doesn't understand a teenagaer's life at all. I would like to think that I am mature enough to handle myself at the mall without being 'babysat.' I am curious, now that the curfew has taken place, how much business has been LOST by teenager stores such as Abercrombie, Hollister, Hot Topic, etc... Should I even go on? Our economy is suffering enough as it is, the mall included. I really don't think that the stores in the mall have room to drop their main source of income - teenagers. If you're going to counter what I just said, look in the newspaper. Any person who has the slightest idea of what our economy is like knows that people above 25 are NOT SPENDING MONEY unless they are exceptionally rich. I know that the mall has taken a huge hit already due to the fact that teenagers are refusing to come, even when they are allowed. Thank you for your time.
tiredofliberals

Mebane, NC

#106 Mar 27, 2010
wow wrote:
Hi Amber, you obviously don't understand a teenager's life. I am 17 years old. I have dance lessons Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. I do not get home any night before 10:00, which the mall is already closed if I had the desire to go there anyway. I do track afterschool and volleyball afterschool as well. Do not tell me I have plenty of time afterschool to visit the mall if I wanted to - I'm not even going to add in the amounts of homework I have every night coming from an academically gifted school. Teenagers nowadays are not what you think. I don't think you understand the concept at all of what it means to be a teenager in the 21st century, and yes, I am well aware you are 24 years old. My sister's 25, she doesn't understand a teenagaer's life at all. I would like to think that I am mature enough to handle myself at the mall without being 'babysat.' I am curious, now that the curfew has taken place, how much business has been LOST by teenager stores such as Abercrombie, Hollister, Hot Topic, etc... Should I even go on? Our economy is suffering enough as it is, the mall included. I really don't think that the stores in the mall have room to drop their main source of income - teenagers. If you're going to counter what I just said, look in the newspaper. Any person who has the slightest idea of what our economy is like knows that people above 25 are NOT SPENDING MONEY unless they are exceptionally rich. I know that the mall has taken a huge hit already due to the fact that teenagers are refusing to come, even when they are allowed. Thank you for your time.
You're wrong if you think the main source of Hanes Mall's income is from teenagers. It isn't. It's a pleasant place to shop when the unaccompanied teens are no longer roaming the mall. I thank those who put this plan into effect every time I can shop in such a peaceful atmosphere.. and, according to my husband, that's more than quite often now that Hanes Mall has banned the cause of any unpleasantness.
I bleed blue

Greensboro, NC

#107 Mar 28, 2010
The mall is losing stores daily because whites dont shop there anymore due to higher crime rates due to black losers whom hang out there daily,

that mall is set to close in 2011 due to this and thats ok

whites are going places where white people can spend there money and not worry about black crimes
Coach

Newland, NC

#108 Mar 29, 2010
Most of it is coons making trouble!!!!!Don't think so ask security.
tiredofliberals

Mebane, NC

#109 Mar 29, 2010
Coach wrote:
Most of it is coons making trouble!!!!!Don't think so ask security.
What a pathetic post. I've been to that mall so often, and I've seen as many white kids as black kids making trouble or being disruptive there. It's the poor cowards who refuse to stand up to any trouble making kid, no matter the color, who allow that trouble to continue. If a security guard makes such an ignorant statement as what you say, he is too stupid to be in that position. Yes, there are malls in which there are more black kids who cause trouble. There are also malls in which more white kids cause trouble. It depends on the racial makeup of the area in which the mall is located. White kids are no more or no less trouble-making that black kids, and black kids are no more or no less trouble-making than white kids. As a matter of fact, there are more than a few kids of both races who never cause ANY trouble at any mall. They're the ones being hurt by this new rule. But it isn't the mall that is punishing them; it is the sorry teens who cause all of the aggravation in the first place. But you know something funny? People with your racist comments and racist beliefs are more trouble-making than any teen I've ever seen at any mall. You're disgusting.. and ignorant, as well.
JMM

Mocksville, NC

#110 Sep 29, 2010
NONE OF UR BISSNES wrote:
we all are teens and we just go to hang out and see each other some teens actully know how to act and there not lettin us go some of us are disappointed we neva cause trouble the old people can get ova it teens are gonna be teens mabey they should get there rinkley heads stright and think they were onca a teen also .......GIVE US SOME FREEDOM
Instead of hanging out at the mall it looks like you need to be hitting the books. Also I love how you think you are entitled to "freedom". It's funny how you teens want adult privileges but you don't want adult responsibilities.
be fair about it

High Point, NC

#111 Sep 30, 2010
Now that they've finally done something about the rowdy teens, when are they gonna ban those damn annoying people speed-walking for exercise? They're rude and arrogant, too!
truth hurts

High Point, NC

#112 Sep 6, 2011
Mandy wrote:
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I know life isnít fair, anyone who is real could tell you that. I also know that if I donít say anything about something I have a problem with, that I canít expect someone else to say it for me. I have a problem with this policy because it discriminates against an age group. There are members of every age group that follow the rules and cause trouble, while it is true that itís more common among my age group that doesnít mean the whole should be punished for the individuals causing trouble. I want all the rude, the obnoxious, the stealing, out of the mall so I can enjoy it as the paying customer I am. As a student the only practical time for me to go out and shop are Fridays and Saturdays.
My point is that the individuals of all age groups causing the problem should be out of the mall, and that the good consumers like myself and many of my friends shouldnít be kicked out just because of age.
Discrimination only counts if you are a minority.
tracy

Stanley, NC

#113 Sep 8, 2011
Leslie- maybe she is meeting a black over there in the mall! That seems to be the thing for these sneeky girls that are a little on the trashy side! You will be the last one to find out!!!
WSRes

Greensboro, NC

#114 Feb 20, 2013
Been there wrote:
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Granny,
Ample security my butt, my wife's car broke down one Friday evening in the back mall parking lot behind Sears, and I spent over two hours waiting on a tow truck to tow her car. I saw mall security in the back parking lot on the average of every 30 minutes, thats how long it takes them to make rounds. I did not feel safe and secure back there. If an adult male with a concealed handgun permit and a loaded handgun is uneasy how do you think that my wife would have felt back there all that time.
Irresponsible parents are the reason the younger generation in this country are so disrespectful and prone to crimes of all kinds including petty and major crimes at our local shopping malls and stores in general. Three teenage punks tried to rough up my 60 year old male neighbor inside the mall last year.
Some parents are just looking for a baby sitting service at the mall while they go off wine, dine and party.
Been there
"Granny" said IF they had ample security, not that they DO have ample security. Read before you reply, common rule of life. The generation of adults today are incredibly overprotective. Yes, some kids smoke, drink, and steal, I'm not disputing that. What you need to realize is that's a small percentage of kids, with the rest being semi-responsible kids. By saying that everyone acts the way that small group does is stereotyping. Stereotyping isn't a great thing, if you didn't know by now. It's the common stereotype that all teens want sex, drugs, and liquor. In reality, though, teens go to the mall to hang out, buy a new hat, or check out some video games. You're stereotyping when you have no idea what you're talking about and you should really be ashamed of yourself.
WSRes

Greensboro, NC

#115 Feb 20, 2013
tiredofliberals wrote:
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You're wrong if you think the main source of Hanes Mall's income is from teenagers. It isn't. It's a pleasant place to shop when the unaccompanied teens are no longer roaming the mall. I thank those who put this plan into effect every time I can shop in such a peaceful atmosphere.. and, according to my husband, that's more than quite often now that Hanes Mall has banned the cause of any unpleasantness.
So teenagers cause ALL the "unpleasantness"? Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance. You are ignorant. Need I say it again? Let's take a guess at who is committing the most thefts. Judging by your ignorant attitude, you'd say teens. Boy, are you wrong. People steal if they think they can get away with it. The people who steal the most from malls are 20-30 year olds who may be down on their luck, having trouble making ends meet, and have all-around bad lives. A mall is an easy target, most likely because of all the hustle and bustle and general commotion that goes on. You're ignorant if you think teenagers cause all the problems. IGNORANT.

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