A third sexually-oriented business — this one to be named Venus — has been licensed in Longview.
The owner hopes to have the adult novelty sex shop open in time for Valentine’s Day sales.
“Our busiest season is Valentine’s Day, when love is in the air. An end-of-the year opening also coincides with winter, the time of the year when people will be indoors,” said Robert Duggan, president of Gregg County Video.
Duggan’s Sept. 13 application to open a sex store on FRJ Drive was approved Oct. 17, after city staff determined it met requirements of Longview’s sexually oriented business ordinance.
The application was delayed while surveyors determined whether the building site was far enough removed from a neighboring residence.