Southington fights VIP store

Oct 7, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WTNH

A fight is brewing in Southington over an adults-only store and the town's bylaws.

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KATHERINE CALANO

Southington, CT

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Oct 7, 2009
 
EXTREMELY AGAINST HAVING THIS STORE IN OUR TOWN. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTHINGTON FOR THE PAST 62 YEARS AND THIS IS NOW THE KIND OF REPUTATION THAT THIS TOWN IS MEANT FOR. THIS IS A FAMILY TOWN WITH SMALL TOWN FEELING. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SCHOOLS AND CENTER OF TOWN FEELING WITH ALL ITS RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES. A STORE LIKE VIP BELONGS IN HARTFORD, WATERBURY, BRISTOL, NEW BRITAIN, MERIDEN BUT NOW IN REALLY NICE TOWNS AS SOUTHINGTON AND BERLIN. THE ZONING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED FOR STORES LIKE THIS ESPECIALLY WHERE IT IS. MOVE IT TO BRISTOL AND NEW BRITAIN WHERE ALL THE CRIME IS.
STACEY

Hanover, PA

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Oct 14, 2009
 
We already have a shop like this in town AND a Strip Club. I guess I am thinking about the tax money it could bring in to off set the extreme amount of homes being built and children in our schools that we can't afford.
Angel

Bristol, CT

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Oct 15, 2009
 
I just don't understand the big deal some are making out of this. I have lived in this town for 25 yrs., and don't see the problem. I really think people are making a huge deal out of something that shouldn't be. Don't like the store? Don't go in it. It's not like they have a huge sign on the window with the words "SEX SHOP!".
And news flash Katherine - Southington is quickly losing it's "small town feeling".
Dan

United States

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Oct 22, 2009
 
it's about time that we all admit that we all have sex, like sex and sexy stuff, and we all want to play. Like Angel said, don't go in the store and see if it lasts...answer...of course it will, because we all want it and want the stuff that they sell. And for the record, what makes Southington so much better than any other town that you mention? Sounds like someone has a stick up it and needs to chill.
biggbbubbaa

Trumbull, CT

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Dec 19, 2009
 

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Dil Doe

Glastonbury, CT

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Dec 29, 2009
 
TO KATHERINE CALANO
Did they have toys 62 yrs ago? I don't think so. Maybe YOU should try one!
surrounding town

Waterbury, CT

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Feb 19, 2010
 
KATHERINE CALANO wrote:
EXTREMELY AGAINST HAVING THIS STORE IN OUR TOWN. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTHINGTON FOR THE PAST 62 YEARS AND THIS IS NOW THE KIND OF REPUTATION THAT THIS TOWN IS MEANT FOR. THIS IS A FAMILY TOWN WITH SMALL TOWN FEELING. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SCHOOLS AND CENTER OF TOWN FEELING WITH ALL ITS RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES. A STORE LIKE VIP BELONGS IN HARTFORD, WATERBURY, BRISTOL, NEW BRITAIN, MERIDEN BUT NOW IN REALLY NICE TOWNS AS SOUTHINGTON AND BERLIN. THE ZONING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED FOR STORES LIKE THIS ESPECIALLY WHERE IT IS. MOVE IT TO BRISTOL AND NEW BRITAIN WHERE ALL THE CRIME IS.
I'm glad to hear that you are proud of your own town. but as a person who lives in the surrounding town you so rudely insulted. I would be greatful that you never venture from your shallow sheltered world. It is not crime the other towns are full of it is full of people living in this century and who are comfortable with there own sexuality. If you know anything about history these items offered in the store have been apart of human sexual experiences for approximately a hundred years.. It is clear in your comment that not only are you not comfortable with your own sexualality, you probably haven't had sex in a long time if ever. I have seen the outside of the store and it is very tastefully done. no one is asking you to venture in it's doors. Just like the cable company doesn't force you to watch. And I never realized that good sex meant increased crime rate.
Dirty Water

Manchester Center, VT

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Feb 19, 2010
 
KATHERINE CALANO wrote:
EXTREMELY AGAINST HAVING THIS STORE IN OUR TOWN. I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SOUTHINGTON FOR THE PAST 62 YEARS AND THIS IS NOW THE KIND OF REPUTATION THAT THIS TOWN IS MEANT FOR. THIS IS A FAMILY TOWN WITH SMALL TOWN FEELING. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR SCHOOLS AND CENTER OF TOWN FEELING WITH ALL ITS RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES. A STORE LIKE VIP BELONGS IN HARTFORD, WATERBURY, BRISTOL, NEW BRITAIN, MERIDEN BUT NOW IN REALLY NICE TOWNS AS SOUTHINGTON AND BERLIN. THE ZONING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED FOR STORES LIKE THIS ESPECIALLY WHERE IT IS. MOVE IT TO BRISTOL AND NEW BRITAIN WHERE ALL THE CRIME IS.
Following up on that. Didn't Berlin have a strip club in the news a few years ago about a 14 y/o girl who was dancing there? I'm sorry ma'am, but you need to stop hiding behind you bible, open your doors. Southington's just as terrible as everywhere else, there's just some nicer yards.
Angel

Waterbury, CT

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Feb 22, 2010
 
Well no, we're not just as bad as everywhere else. I'd take Southington over Hartford or Waterbury any day.

Anywho - I find it funny that the parking lot is full everytime I go by it, considering all the yammering Southington residents have done over the store.

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