Should the York Galleria distribute wristbands to young-looking adults?

I used to go to Hollywood Casino a lot with my mom when I first turned 21. It was exciting to be carded — like was somehow proving something when I whipped out my big girl license.

There, they offer to put a fluorescent wristband on anyone who appears under 21, so they don’t have to be bothered anywhere else on the casino floor.

Switching gears, another midstate establishment began closer observance of its patrons this weekend. The York Galleria mall’s youth escort policy took effect, banning unsupervised minors between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

This is the York Galleria mall's new policy about unsupervised youths. The flyer shown above was distributed to patrons in the two weeks prior to the policy's inauguration day.

While reporting the story (this one, here), I talked to Alberto O’Connell, 19, of Mount Wolf, and Derick Myers, 18, of Manchester Township.

Both brought up interesting points. They said the mall should give them wristbands so they don’t have to pull out their wallets each time they pass mall security, which was posted outside all of the Galleria’s potential entrances.

“We’re just buying clothes. This is crazy,” Myers said.

What do you think of that idea? Should the Galleria issue wristbands after they’ve carded a group of people once?

(Oh, and for the record, I was not carded while reporting on this story. It kind of hurt my self-image. Just a little.)

 

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or lboyer@ydr.com.
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3 Responses to Should the York Galleria distribute wristbands to young-looking adults?

  1. Thomas Smith says:

    I feel that the company that owns the mall CBL Properties should fire EMRC. This is the company that should have been providing the security and the cleaning crew. Well because the security guards didn’t do their jobs this happened. The cleaning crew also is sloppy. The trash cans are alway full and they have flies and fruit flies flying around because they don’t clean the trash cans enough. EMRC creating safe, clean, worry-free environments. This is NOT true at the York Galleria. This is the one thing that really gets me. The mall has “contracted” the Springettesbury Township PD to provide extra security. On Friday September 30 I seen 4 police officers and on Saturday I seen 3 police officers. You figure they make $25 to $27 an hour. I feel this is an egregious waste of public service. Just think of what would happen if there was a bank robbery or something. People could get hurt and what would the public say if the police were at the mall instead of patroling like they should be? I seen a number of kids get kicked out of the mall even though they had purchased item. There were two girls that got kicked out even though they had just purchased items from Victoria Secrets. Now that Stuff isn’t cheap is it? I just wonder if the mall would turn away kids if they are out of state? What if a marching band came from Maryland, Ohio, New York, or New Jersey? Are they going to kick them out? The mall manager is ignorant. I just wish the kids would call a flash mob. I also hope the shops inside the mall sales go down alot. Then they will understand won’t they?

  2. Lauren Boyer says:

    Interesting. Thanks for the input. Do you spend a lot of time at the Galleria? –Lauren, lboyer@ydr.com

  3. Wristbands says:

    Its very interesting to read your post….:)

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