Oh no! I ‘m not going to write about the HBO cable film and tv series “Sex and the City“. This blog has never been about what’s shown on celluloid or flat screen TV.
This morning, I came across a Patch article, that talks about north College Park store “Comfort Zone”, which has allegedly violated county laws that prohibit selling adult products. I wrote about the store twice before – please see them here and here.
The Patch article includes an interview that I gave to Tami Le, the article’s author.
I wish the article could mention that my comments are solely based on the City’s interpretation of the alleged violation against Comfort Zone. The county’s zoning rules say that an adult store must be at least 1,000 feet from homes, the store in question here is less than 100ft from the nearest houses in north College Park. Please click the picture above to see the exact location of the store in the Hollywood neighborhood.
I also wish it could include my other part of the interview where I mentioned why the county laws are in place against adult stores in close vicinity of the neighborhood. That law (section 27-902) was brought in place after repeated complaints from residents living close to a similar store in Beltsville.
One Beltsville resident, George Mazanderan, said that a store near his home attracts drug dealers and prostitutes and that he has found used condoms in his driveway.
“They use my yard as a bathroom,” she said. “They use it for sex. … They leave their shoes, underwear and sex toys including set of vibating dildos. If you’re interested in meeting new people, you can try looking for milf’s seeking sex online.
“I have a teenage son and daughter,” she said. “It’s hard to explain to your kids that these are bad things but our society and community doesn’t care about it.”