Adult store in chattanooga
Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy. MICHAEL SWINEY, J., delivered the opinion of the court, in which HERSCHEL P. Based on police reports detailing what the undercover officers observed at Cinema 1, the Mayor of Chattanooga revoked Franklin's adult oriented establishment license, a decision later affirmed by the Chattanooga City Council and then the Trial Court.
Courts have ruled that cities cannot ban adult-oriented stores entirely, although they can limit where they can be located, Noblett said. While the city could adopt a new ordinance with a lower standard, it would risk a lengthy legal appeal.Elias Marrero Jr., the owner of the Love Shack, declined a request for comment.Contact reporter Steve Johnson at [email protected], 423-757-6673, on Twitter @stevejohnson TFP, or on Facebook, "Courts have consistently said that they, too, enjoy First Amendment protection. Supreme Court has established what it called the "secondary effect" doctrine, that allows a city to regulate adult-themed or other businesses if their presence in a community can be shown to have a negative impact.Just because something is sexual in nature doesn't mean it is not protected." The city might be able to move against the store if it can show that its presence is promoting crime or lowering property values, Paulsen said. A town could limit the number of strip clubs in a neighborhood, e.g., if it could show that their presence was increasing prostitution and drunk driving in the area, Paulsen said.