EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) -The East Longmeadow Planning Board heard public input Tuesday night on a proposed adult novelty store in town.
The discussion included whether or not to allow the adult novelty store Adam and Eve to open a new location in the area.
Adam and Eve is looking to open their second location at 173-B Shaker Road, but not everyone is on board with that plan.
The planning board has proposed a bylaw to restrict where adult-oriented store could go. Some residents have complained that the stores would not be a good fit for the town.
Adam and Eve already has a store in Greenfield, and the owner told 22News his store could benefit East Longmeadow.
“I gave a letter of reference from the Chamber of Commerce in Franklin County to the planning board and it had no weight on them,” Scott McGregor, owner of the Adam and Eve store told 22News. “Not to mention I don’t believe any of them have bothered to see what the store looks like.”
The meeting was originally scheduled for November, but was postponed. The East Longmeadow Planning Board held the meeting in the school committee conference room at 180 Maple Street at 6:00 p.m.
The store sells lingerie as well as adult toys kept in the back rooms, but the planning board is considering a bylaw that would restrict where this type of store could open.
Adam and Eve has had a location in Greenfield since 2010. Those proposing the second location want to convince East Longmeadow residents that they would bring additional business to surrounding stores and restaurants, if allowed to open their doors there.
McGregor told 22News his store is high end and not what you would expect when you think adult novelty. No decision was made Tuesday night, the board will continue this discussion at their next meeting.