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Atlanta's Lenox Square Mall has adopted a new policy requiring all minors to be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult while on mall grounds.

According to FOX 5 News, the mall's parent company, Simon Property Group announced the new policy on Wednesday.
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Simon Property Group, which also owns the upscale Phipps Plaza across the street from Lenox, said the new policy begins on September 21.

The company said the "youth supervision program" will required minors to be with an adult age 21 or older after 3 p.m. every day while on the property.

In a statement to FOX 5, Simon Property Group and Lenox Square said the new policy was created after hearing from the Buckhead community.

"Lenox Square is committed to providing a pleasant and family friendly shopping environment for all guests. The program is in response to feedback from the community and community leaders, as the center reinforces its commitment to the community to provide a pleasant, family friendly shopping environment."

The mall already has metal detectors at all entrances and beefed up security after several shoppers were shot recently.