- Years old:
Castle Megastore Group, Inc. For over two decades, Castle has grown throughout the west coast with stores located in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. At Castle, we believe in giving back to our communities that have supported us in growing our business. We continuously support the Melonhead Foundation which facilitates the wellness for children dealing with cancer and their families by providing financial aid, educational resources, and support programs.
Kevin Dwyer — Mar 14th, Earlier this week, the 20,square foot retail building was taken over by Castle Superstores, which bills itself as America's "safe-sex" emporium.
Keep new times free.
The new outlet, which has sparked controversy among certain area businesses and Kitsap County officials, caught some visitors by surprise on Friday. I was trying to figure out why the windows were frosted.
The name doesn't say anything. Davis, who's in the Navy, spent a few minutes perusing the store's adult sex products, ranging from women's lingerie and apparel to sex toys and dolls, books, magazines, lotions, lubricants, videos, CD-ROMS and novelties.
Adult products: castle opens quietly in silverdale
Phoenix, Ariz. Kitsap County revoked the firm's building permit to renovate the Silo site and its occupancy permit while the civil prosecutor's office reviewed case law to determine whether the store's presence violated the county's adult entertainment uses ordinance.
The ordinance forbids locating "live" adult entertainment businesses within a foot radius of places such as schools, parks, churches and playgrounds. Castle is located across the street from the Children's Garden, a learning center, toy store and preschool at Myhre Place NW. But when the county concluded that Castle's business features "take-home merchandise" only and not live entertainment, it agreed to issue the permits. McNichol said the general public tends to equate adult entertainment establishments "with peep shows in places that are dark and dingy.
But as you can see, we're not like that. Castle has occupied 16, square feet of the 20,square-foot former Silo building.
Castle megastore - anchorage
The store is well lit and customers are met at the entrance by s that forbid children and anyone under 18 years of age from entering. Another warns visitors that the store contains artistic and literary material of a "sexually explicit nature," and the windows are frosted.
It's just getting over the hurdle and breaking the pre-determined taboo. McNichol emphasized that the store advocates safe sex and monogamous relationships and includes literature on AIDS, HIV and safe sex with its condom display. Now open: Castle, a chain store specializing in adult products, has opened at the former Silo location in Silverdale.
Adult store in new castle, pa
Citizens for a Quality Community, formed after Castle Superstore began selling sexually oriented adult products out of a Silverdale store earlier this year, is circulating a petition asking for tighter county regulations on Will Kitsap County remain a sitting duck for sexually oriented businesses? In February, Kitsap County commissioners issued a statement saying they were "dismayed at the prospect of such a store opening in our community.
Taking a cue from the experiences of Kitsap County government, the Poulsbo City Council has enacted a one-year moratorium on sexually-oriented shops that may want to locate in the city.
Kitsap County officials and a Castle Superstores lawyer tangle over an adult entertainment ordinance. You bet it does.
That's why Castle Superstores, a Phoenix, Ariz. Staff photo by Steve Zugschwerdt Now open: Castle, a chain store specializing in adult products, has opened at the former Silo location in Silverdale. More Reading POULSBO: Council enacts moratorium on sex businesses Jul 5th, Taking a cue from the experiences of Kitsap County government, the Poulsbo City Council has enacted a one-year moratorium on sexually-oriented shops that may want to locate in the city.