They also snapped photographs that showed full frontal nudity, male and female genitalia and body parts and “sex paraphernalia too extensive to summarize,” documents in the file note.
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One of the officers testified during the June 9 hearing that the store and its items could easily be accessible by children and that minors standing outside and looking through a window could see majority of the adult items on display.
An inspector with the city said Morrison did not describe in detail the items that would be for sale on his 2018 and 2019 applications. The inspector also said a general merchandise license does not cover the amount of sexually oriented items being sold in the store.
Both Morrison and Cary Wiggins, his attorney, said Tokyo Valentino will appeal the city’s ruling. The earliest date on which the appeal could be heard is the July 8 Marietta City Council meeting.
“The store will continue pursuing its rights under the city’s ordinances, while continuing to be a good corporate citizen,” Wiggins said.
Morrison says Tokyo Valentino “freely and openly advertises that we sell these things.” He also said his business does not fall into Marietta’s classification for adult entertainment businesses, which he says is centered around adult book and video store.
“We’ve been there for a long time, and we’ve peacefully co-existed and I have no idea what is driving this.”