The Waterfront enforcing curfew, youth supervision policy

HOMESTEAD, Pa. — The curfew and new policies concerning minors at the Waterfront in Homestead go into effect today.

This year, visitors younger than 18 years old will have to be accompanied by a supervising adult that is at least 21 years old while they are on Waterfront property after 6 p.m. ID will also be required at this time. The Waterfront will accept photo IDs from federal or state agencies or school IDs.

Retail stores close at 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday, but the Waterfront will still allow anyone under the age of 18 into the businesses and restaurants that are still open as long as they are with a parent or legal guardian. Anyone acting as a parent or guardian is allowed to be with up to four juveniles as as long as at least one of them is their child.

Anyone younger than 18 years old who is unattended has to leave the property before the curfew sets in for the day and anyone younger than 21 will have to leave the property after midnight.

Adults who are at least 21 years old and acting as a guardian for someone younger than 18 can be held responsible for the juvenile’s actions.

The Waterfront says anyone who violates these policies can be barred from the property, including the possibility of a lifetime bar. Parents or guardians who are with barred juveniles will also be barred.

Police and security might be contacted if someone is asked to leave and refuses to.

“The Waterfront is committed to providing a pleasant, safe, family-friendly and enjoyable shopping, restaurant and entertainment environment for all of our guests. For this reason, we are establishing the following Curfew and Youth Supervision Policy (“Policy”) to promote a more family-friendly environment and to deter disruptive activity. This Policy is in effect for the entire Waterfront Property including common areas and businesses and will be strictly enforced by Property Management, Property Security, and local authorities,” the business said in a statement about the new policy.

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