Two Adult Stores to Close in Danville

Pittsylvania Co., VA - After shutting down an adult novelty store earlier this month, officials in Pittsylvania County have now ordered another store to close.

Lovely Lady Lingerie in Ringgold is the second location in a crackdown on adult stores in the county.

Officials say they were in violation of zoning codes because of the items they were selling. Code Compliance Director Odie Shelton says both stores violated a county obscenity ordinance by carrying pornographic material and sex toys.

The owner of Intimacy on a New Level in Mount Hermon says she was not aware of the zoning code and is appealing the decision. But officials say her store, which is located within walking distance of a residential area and a church, is negligent to moral standards.

The second store, Lovely Lady Lingerie, has been in operation for more than 10 years. But Shelton says he was unaware of its existence until he began receiving complaints.

The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors says closing these stores is the right thing to do.

"It has no place in our county at all. It's just like the Internet cafes that came about. It's not family oriented, and Pittsylvania County should be focused on the families themselves," said Marshall Ecker.

There is no word yet on whether the owner of that second store will appeal the decision.