CASTLETON, Ind. - An adult store’s plan to move in next to a children’s arcade is causing problems.
Hustler Hollywood wants to open up a store along 82nd Street in Castleton, just feet away from the Chuck E Cheese’s.
“We want to see this area get better and better, having a giant hustler sign in the area is not going to do that,” said Jonathan Ericksen, director of the Greater Allisonville Community Council.
A letter was sent out to neighborhood organizations alerting them of the potential new business coming to town.
The Hustler Hollywood website describes the shop as "an upscale, modern, erotic boutique dedicated to providing a sophisticated shopping experience for the sexually curious."
The corner spot where the store plans to move is zoned for retail and Hustler Hollywood is classified as a retailer.
“We aren’t saying it’s not your right to have this kind of business or put this kind of business in the city somewhere,” said Ericksen.
Parents coming out of Chuck E Cheese’s had serious concerns.
“I feel like it’s not appropriate. It’s not something I want my kids to be around. I wonder what kind of people are going to be seen outside of Chuck E Cheese’s,” said Jessica, a mother of two.
“I think as long as the advertisement is kept to a minimum, so that it’s not offensive to the parents with their children around. As long as the clientele isn’t coming over to this area, then it’s creating new jobs but I do think the location was a poor choice,” said Wendy Kelley, a grandmother of three.
City leaders tell us code enforcement officials are making sure the project meets all requirements.
“Something with this kind of predominant name, that’s so well known for something that we don’t want to see in bright lights as we are driving through the Castleton area. I don’t think we need that here,” said Ericksen.
As for an opening date, the Hustler Hollywood website says "stay tuned for all the sexy details."
“I would say it’s just the beginning of the fight to keep them from coming in,” said Ericksen.
We did reach out to Hustler Hollywood for comment but have yet to hear back.