Home > News > Last Adult Store in Fla. Town Hangs On • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Last Adult Store in Fla. Town Hangs On

Last Adult Store in Fla. Town Hangs On
Get XBIZ News
Aug 15, 2009 8:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Your A to X Video Outlet, the last adult entertainment business in this small town of about 15,000 people near Fort Lauderdale, is still open despite a 2001 ordinance that called for it to be closed in that location.

In fact, the adult store, which offers adult movies and magazines, sex toys and video viewing booths, now is asking a Broward judge to declare the Dania Beach zoning law — regulating where adult entertainment businesses can and can't operate — as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

According to one of the store's attorneys, the law leaves almost nowhere in the city for the video shop to go, other than an industrial area near a rock pit.

Broward County Judge Leonard Feiner is scheduled to rule in January whether the store can be evicted for allegedly doing construction work not approved by the city. The city is fining the video store $450 a day for continuing to operate and Feiner has ordered the store to make deposits into an escrow account.

In 2001, the city commission passed an ordinance restricting adult businesses to areas zoned for "Industrial Research Office Marine" — areas where warehouses and furniture makers keep their businesses. A few areas of Dania Beach qualify, none on major roads.

The city began enforcement on the four remaining adult businesses in 2006. Three of the businesses closed down, leaving Your A to X Video Outlet remaining.

Your A to X Video Outlet attorney Jamie Benjamin, who has challenged other South Florida municipal ordinances restricting adult entertainment, said Your A to X Video Outlet isn't going to back down or go away.

"If there is only one left, why are they relocating it?" he asked.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

EDUCATIONAL FEATURES

Understanding 'Camming Sociology' Can Enhance Interactions

After working for six years in the live cam industry as a cam model and almost double the amount of time studying — while working simultaneously — how relationships work in cyberspace, I am... More »

Proper Fisting Techniques for Gentle Stimulation

Does the phrase “anal fisting” make your sphincter clench in terror? Does it seem like an urban legend or an extreme party trick? Most people scoff at the idea of trying it because it sounds... More »

Camming Games, Contests Keep Customers Engaged

Last issue, I talked about the importance of changing up the ambience in a cam model room via new décor and small visual tweaks, to keep viewers engaged long-term. This time, I’d like to discuss... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ Retreat

May 30 - Jun 03
Miami, Florida

XBIZ Miami 2017

May 30 - Jun 02
Miami, Florida

XShow 18+ 2017

Jun 01 - Jun 03
Moscow, Russia

Cam Summit

Jun 02 - Jun 04
Lloret de Mar, Spain
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!