Here is a list of points to give to the politicians in the post above. Ironically its 13 politicians and 13 ideas that should help to close down these bookstores starting with the 15th ave bookstore. Lets hope 13 proves to be an unlucky number for them.
1 ) REMOVE THE DOORS OFF THE BOOTHS AND PRIVATE ROOMS. This idea works great. It allows the police to look inside the booth for sexual activities.
2 ) REPLACE THE WALLS IN BOOTHS THAT HAD GLORYHOLES. A gloryhole is a hole in the booth that allows a penis to enter the next booth. This allows for anonymous unprotected sex between strangers. This is how the bookstore has been spreading VD and AIDS in the community. New walls will eliminate the gloryholes once and for all.
3 ) CHANGE THE HOURS THEY CAN BE OPENED. Close these stores between 10pm-5am every day and itíll help dry up their business.
4 ) CLOSE THE STORE ON SUNDAY Any full day the store is close hurts them. What better day then the day of worship to close them down.
5 ) NO MORE STREET PARKING When the parking lot gets full they start parking on the street. This should be for trucks only. Lets limit this street for business trucks only.
6 ) ENFORCE MAX LIMIT ON PARKING LOT. Too often they fit more cars in their lot then it legally should hold.
7 ) ENFORCE NO DRINKS OR FOOD. They donít have a license to serve food and drinks. Yet at every private party and Monday night football party there are food and drinks. This alone should allow the cops a walk inside the place.
8 ) REVOKE THEIR VENDING LICENSE Since they continue to violate the no food or drink laws then thatís reason enough to revoke the vending license.
9 ) DO NOT ISSUE A GENTLEMANíS CLUB LICENSE OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LICENSE. This is a major point. They are looking into turning the place into a gentlemanís club in an attempt to avoid the police. Swinger clubs are growing because they are very hard to get rid of. They are also hard to police. Lets NOT allow this place to change their license.
10 ) DO NOT RENEW THEIR BOOKSTORE LICENSE Thereís no law that says Melrose Park must renew any license. Iím not sure how often they must renew their license but I do know there is a time limit on it. If they canít renew or acquire a different type of license then they will automatically go out of business. Lets push the village officials on these license issues.
11 ) INSPECTIONS Because of their violations on food, parking, holes in the walls, etc they warrant and increase on various inspection. Lets demand an increase on Fire Inspections, Food Inspections, Building Inspections, Street Inspections, etc.
12 ) VD & HIV/AIDS TESTING. Thereís a group that does free testing. email@example.com They have offered to come in and test the customers at this bookstore. But the bookstore owner has refused !! The reason for the refusal is obvious. There is HIV/AIDS at this place.
13 ) CHANGE STATE ZONING LAWS FOR ADULT BUSINESSES. We need laws placing adult businesses out of cities and towns and into unincorporated areas.
The area 15th ave. Bookstore is in was zoned really for manufacturing businesses.