Lingerie Sign Dispute Likely to Wind Up in Court, Salisbury Mayor Says

Aug 20, 2013

Credit Don Rush

Mayor Jim Ireton says he expects the issue a sign for a lingerie store will be decided in court.

The conflict began when the store applied to put up a sign reading “Red Light District”.

It was not granted and eventually the store put up a sign anyway including the phrase “Romantic Superstore” without notifying the city.

The Mayor is asking for projected sales, accounting information and a detailed inventory of the store’s merchandise.

He wants to ensure that it is not an adult retail store.

The owner of the adjacent Reeven’s Auto Service told WBOC that it’s frustrating to see a sign go up without having to go through the approval process as his store did.

The television station says that owners of the “Red Light District” were not available for comment and phone calls were not returned.

Ireton says that that there is a fine of $500 for each day the sign is up in violation of the city code.