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IN DEPTH: Federal court ruled against Hustler Hollywood in Indy zoning case

Posted at 11:13 PM, Jul 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 04:47:04-04

We've learned a similar fight happened in Indianapolis.

According to 2 Works For You’s sister station, WRTV, Hustler Hollywood wanted to build near a Chuck E. Cheese, but the city's zoning laws prevented it, so Hustler Hollywood filed a lawsuit.

WRTV reported in May 2018, a federal appeals court ruled Hustler Hollywood’s first amendment rights were not violated and forced the adult store to move elsewhere:

A federal Appeals Court has ruled against Hustler Hollywood in its lawsuit related to a potential store in Castleton. 

The court ruled that the City of Indianapolis did not violate the First Amendment rights of the store last year, when the city zoned Hustler Hollywood as an "adult oriented business."

Hustler Hollywood sells material aimed at adults in an upscale setting. It wanted to locate in a space on East 82nd, but residents protested because it would be near a Chuck E. Cheese. 

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision in its ruling.

On Monday in Tulsa, at a community meeting at Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa City Councilor Karen Gilbert outlined the path Hustler Hollywood has taken to apply for a remodeling permit, which was approved by the city in April 2018.

Gilbert said when an occupancy permit is applied for the store will be inspected to see if it meets the criteria for a retail establishment or a 'sexually oriented business'. MORE: Protests over adult store near Bishop Kelley.

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