Lingerie Shop Denied Rezoning Request

Lyla Katz

INDIANAPOLIS — The owner of a lingerie shop plans to fight the city, after being denied a rezoning request.

According to TheIndyChannel.com, the Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals rejected the rezoning request from Secret Dreams, a live lingerie modeling studio which also sells adult videos and novelty items.

The site is currently zoned for automotive use.

The owner of Secret Dreams applied for an adult entertainment license in September, but opened in December without the proper inspections.

The city says the business is in violation of several zoning laws, including operating an adult business within 500 feet of a residential dwelling district, along with landscaping requirements and sign violations.

The Department of Code Enforcement said it plans to prosecute Secret Dreams for building, zoning and licensing violations.

The owner's attorney said she will fight the city through counsel.