KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- With the nicer weather, you're going to see more and more people outside at some of the favorite spots around the metro, including the Legends Outlet in KCK. The increased traffic is why the shopping center is now enforcing a seasonal curfew for teenagers.
Beginning Friday, March 11, if you're under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian beginning at 9 p.m. It isn't a new policy; the Legends puts the curfew in place every spring and summer, when there are bound to be more people out and about. However, the curfew has been extended to teens 18 and younger, whereas in the past in was for teenagers 16 and under. Also, to clarify: teens can't be with just any adult over 21 - it must be his or her parent or legal guardian.
Kristi Humston handles the marketing for the shopping center.
"We want to make it a great experiences and see to it and there's the appropriate supervision for kids who are younger," Humston said.
The head of security wouldn't go on camera or answer any questions about the policy, but Humston confirmed on-site security will ask for ID or double-check whether teens are with the appropriate adults if any questions arise.
Humston said the Legends will use the strong relationship between its security and KCK Police to ensure shoppers and tenants stay safe.
Barb Murphy is a mother of three teenagers. She said, "They should be supervised in a public setting like that, especially the young teenagers, if they're under 19."
Many other areas and shopping centers around the metros have similar curfews in place.