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Old 04-06-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Does your thinking all teenagers are shoplifter/juvenile delinquent types imply that you were?
I didn't say all are only the ones that go to the mall to 'hang out' which I never did.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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You never in your life went to a mall unaccompanied by your chaperon before age 18?
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Teens don't go to the mall to socialize or hang out they go to shop when they go at all.
ROTFL. Every mall I've frequented has had teenagers who go to the mall and socialize.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Any weather that would keep us cooped up all day would be weather in which its too dangerous to drive to the mall.
That's a gross exaggeration. It can be in the teens outside, good enough for skiing, sledding, snowboarding, ice skating, or just taking a walk in the park, but some people don't want to endure the cold, so they'd rather go shopping where it is warm.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Holoyoke Mall in western Massachusetts. From 4 pm onwards on Fridays and Saturdays teenagers aren't allowed unescorted by an adult 21 and over.
They have a law for everything in Massachusetts. Seems like a really uptight place to live.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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You never in your life went to a mall unaccompanied by your chaperon before age 18?
I used to go to the mall for the same reason I go to any store: to shop and buy things (mostly clothing). That's what they are there for, not for teenagers to 'hang out' whatever that means. They are not daycare centers.

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ROTFL. Every mall I've frequented has had teenagers who go to the mall and socialize.
Don't confuse people shopping with 'hanging out' lol.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I used to hang out at the mall all the time as a teen. We could socialize, we could eat, we could people watch, go to a movie, etc...

But if it makes you feel better, we could also "window shop". Why window shop? Because 8/10 times we were broke ass teenagers. Old people are forever using the mall in the early hours to do their walking, groups of people actually. Or....are they just up to no good?


Anyways, nowadays, I hate the mall. I hope they all circle the drain, so that buisness will return to the downtown cores of the cities they helped hollow out.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Anyways, nowadays, I hate the mall. I hope they all circle the drain, so that buisness will return to the downtown cores of the cities they helped hollow out.
Business will never return to the downtown cores, as long as the automobile dominates American transportation. That was the reason that Malls flourished - expansive parking space.
But as automobiles become too expensive to use, and folks resettle into towns and cities, that may change.
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Shopping malls are still popular in the Twin Cities are still popular, im assuming it has to do with the weather.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Regarding teens at malls, I think they are one of the mall's biggest demographic. Both malls near me cator mostly to young people and teens.

My mall 2 min away is about half stores for younger people and the other mall has an arcade, food court, movie theater, skate park, and about 20 stores geared towards younger people.

When I was younger Xmas time clothes or giftcards from the mall, video games, and other electronics was common.
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