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Old 12-31-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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I used to live in the University area and would visit this mall often, eat lunch in the food court (Big Easy, cheap and good). It has decent retailers and a great atmosphere. As pointed out, all malls have their share of crime, I really hope this area does not end up like Eastland. I'm sure it won't if the police do their job and citizens continue to be vigilant. Oh well, I live closer to South Park now, so needless to say, if I need a mall, which is rare, I have one down here. Not much better in the crime dept though. I'll have to break out some kung fu on somebody.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:43 AM
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two words

future eastland
There is no question about it. I was there, very briefly, on opening weekend, and bands of roving thugs were everywhere. I have never heard worse language in my life, and I am a 20 year plus retired SAILOR.

In fact, the first EFF-BOMBS were heard as we entered the very first door of the very first store by a group of 4 or 5 teens who tried to push me out of the way as they left. Note "tried," I held my ground and they moved out of my way. (The true nature of these wannabe gangstas!

I shopped there only several times in a couple of years. I had been looking forward to the mall opening, but was severely turned off by the thugs. You could see how this story was gonna end from day one.

Very sad.

lln
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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They should have much tighter security and not allow any type of loitering in or outside of the mall and not allow kids under 18 unless they are accompanied by their parents/guardians/responsible adults.
This is an excellant point. There is a mall where I used to live that had so many young kids running around and shoplifting problems that it became a drag for the adults to go there.

The mall managment instituted a policy that all kids 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when on the mall property. Exceptions were made for the kids who worked at the mall but they had to provide proof of where they worked. The mall issued ID's to them.

They inceased security to enforce the policy and it was reported that shoplifting and vandalism dropped off considerably. Within a few months, adults didn't mind going there again since they didn't have to put up with out of control brats running around, acting stupid. They also moved the public transit bus stop off of the property to decease loitering. It worked out very well since there were a lot of parents using the mall as their personal babysitter.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Bingo-Gizmo-Parents DO use the mall as a personal babysitter for their kids. Maybe if they took more interest in them, we wouldn't be having the shoplifting/break in's going on..
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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I have actually been the security office of the Northlake Mall Security and it first looks like a very high-tech office but none of the equipment is actually used. There is one guy that is supposed to look at all the monitors but instead you see him with his back turned the monitors and eating or doing something else useless.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:09 AM
 
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I have actually been the security office of the Northlake Mall Security and it first looks like a very high-tech office but none of the equipment is actually used. There is one guy that is supposed to look at all the monitors but instead you see him with his back turned the monitors and eating or doing something else useless.
Well, that is comforting news.

Sounds like someone needs to video tape the guy and let the boss see what is going on.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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This thread should die. If I read it and never visited the mall you would think it was crime city. I'd clutch my pearls and my purse and head straight to Southpark.

I guess the hoards of teens that I see by the movie theater and Starbucks in Birkdake mean that it's on the way to becoming Eastland also??
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Those are different types of teens baybook... there's a difference between thugs/young thugs and just teenagers! Just go to the mall yourself, that is all.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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I go to the mall quite often. Both of them. Do you?

At both places I see young people congregating, eating, making a bunch of noise, cursing up a storm - all of which I hate. =

Why would the same behavior by Birkdale teens be so different?

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Those are different types of teens baybook... there's a difference between thugs/young thugs and just teenagers! Just go to the mall yourself, that is all.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I do go to the mall often.. though I try not to go to Northlake. Teenagers congregating, eating, & making noise & hanging out isn't the problem. Check out crime statistics for Huntersville areas as opposed to where Northlake is.. you can find way more thug like creatures near northlake/the university area than Huntersville.
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