Viewers Voice: Adult shop in Naples gets mixed reaction
Photo: Video by fox4now.com
CREATED May. 16, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Within 24 hours of opening its doors, Flynt's Sexy Gifts" at Goodlette Corners Plaza in Naples is already getting noticed.
The store sells lingerie, adult toys and games. Its owner, Jimmy Flynt, the same Jimmy Flynt who co-founded Hustler magazine in the 70's, said his shop is a new business model that will fit perfectly in Collier County as an upscale boutique.
But not everyone thinks the business is appropriate.
"Families come to eat at this restaurant having a sex shop could be kind of offensive and inappropriate for younger kids," said one resident who worries about the nearby businesses.
The shop was just given the OK after a month of questioning by county officials making sure the merchandise obeyed the county ordinance on sexually oriented businesses.
A lot of Fox Four viewers welcome the store.
Rachel posted to Facebook, "I'm sure he will pay the taxes that will support the county...you don't like it.. don't shop there."
Lisa said the same and added, "Don't tell everyone else what they can buy."
Roland supported the store and said, "It's adult clothing and toys not porn."
But Janice posting she won't be shopping there writing, "Never in my household!"