A Dallas adult bookstore has found itself under fire from residents in the area they want to open up. It's called 24-hour Adult Book and Video, and it's actually a chain. They've picked out what they believe to be the perfect location for their newest shop, and local residents have decided there's no way they're going to allow it. Even a City Council member has taken up the fight.
City officials acknowledge that the owner of the property legally received the permits required to build a sexually-oriented business back in 2006.
“Yes, they have a right to be there, but we don't want them here,” said Highland Hills resident Clara McDade. “We're going to do everything we can to keep that store from coming into our community.”
And not even the local police are concerning themselves with the store's legal right to set up shop. If anything, they're adding fuel to the fire.
“All of you have a reason to be concerned about the sexually-oriented business getting up and running out here,” Sgt. Louis Felini said at a meeting they held with City Council member Tennell Atkins and concerned residents. “Now you have a central location where prostitutes know that these drivers are going to be coming to take in a peep show or watch videos. It's going to be a whole different element out here.”
Right. We're sure that's what'll happen. Especially now that the cops have made it public that they'll be watching.