Kids under 7 not allowed at Plato's Closet in Fargo

Published: Jul. 4, 2017 at 5:47 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Owner Dean Clark and his wife responded to our question about the sign at Plato's Closet in Fargo

His wife wouldn't reveal her name, but said she had videos of kids behaving badly in their store. She also said she's talked to police about the incidents in their store.

If they share the video with us, we'll post it on our Facebook page and within this story.

Though businesses receive public backlash, the legal opinion in many cases like this is they are allowed to ban children under a certain age because kids aren't a protected class of people.

ORIGINAL STORY: An upset mom sent us a photo of a sign on the door of Plato's Closet in Fargo.

"Children under 7 years old are not allowed in the store. Thank you for understanding."

"I've never heard of a store banning children. I was with a friend and my son, so I had my friend go into the store to ask why they didn't allow children," Kalene Krebs said. "They said they've had some horror stories of children running around wildly, hiding in racks of clothes, etc."

Krebs said they told her friend they would make an exception for them as long as someone held her son's hand at all times.

"We went in for a couple of minutes before we decided it was an absolutely ridiculous rule and left. I'm not going to support a business that doesn't allow children in their doors and I'm sure many people would agree," Krebs said.

We talked to employees at the store. They said it was the store owner who decided to place the sign on the door.