AN IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE FROM THE MERCHANTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF MARKET STREET IN SOUTHERN VILLAGE
We are pleased that Market Street in Southern Village has become an appealing place for shopping, dining and entertainment. We want everyone to enjoy our atmosphere and everything we offer. Market Street has also become a gathering place for teenagers. Often parents drop their kids off and return to pick them up late in the evening. In the past, we have had some disturbing occurrences – fights, graffiti, groups of teens roaming the neighborhood, 14-year-olds hanging around the Lumina Theatre until almost midnight.
Southern Village homes have an active Community Watch program in effect in which residents have partnered with law enforcement to discourage teenagers from wandering or loitering the streets, parks and common areas in the residential area of the neighborhood. When this type of activity is observed, the police will be called to investigate and enforce any violations.
All parents of teens should know that THERE IS NOTHING OPEN FOR PERSONS UNDER AGE 16 AFTER 9 PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.
Pazzo is closed to teens at 9 pm, Weaver Street Market closes at 9 pm, and no one under age 16 will be allowed into a movie at the Lumina after 9 pm without an adult escort.
Please do not allow your young teen to be “hanging out” at Market Street in Southern Village after 9 pm.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.