Manassas Sex Store Fight Continues

Adult store in Old Town preps for its grand opening despite protests

By Tracee Wilkins
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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Tracee Wilkins

Opening day nears for a controversial new store in Manassas, Va.

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KK's Temptations' owners say they have a niche market in Old Town Manassas with women and couples looking for a tasteful option in adult novelties, DVDs and women's lingerie.

The "boutique" is operated by a mother and daughter team who have found some vocal opposition to their business venture. It’s the latest controversy in Manassas -- an adult-themed store in the center of Old Town.

It’s an idea so repulsive to some that the City Council tried to prevent the store from opening by pulling its business license and permits. But attorneys out of Richmond, hired by the city, said the shop's owners have every right to open their business.

After spending $3,000 on an attorney's second opinion when trying to close the store, the council is now putting aside $71,000 to work on a plan to keep future sexually oriented businesses out of Old Town altogether.

The council is also proposing these adult-themed businesses be a certain distance from day care centers, schools, universities, motels, hotels, parks, homes and other adult businesses.

KK's Temptations co-owner Kim Skokan said she'd understand all the fuss if there weren't already two other successful adult stores in walking distance from her own. She's aiming for a chunk of some of the money they're making.

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