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Naughty Teddy Store Not So Naughty, Say Officials

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The Naughty Teddy, a lingerie store in Fullerton, will be allowed to continue doing business as it is not, reports the OC Register, an adult store. In order to not be considered an adult store but still sell adult items, the items cannot take up more than 25% of the display area in the store. The store was recently accused by the city of misrepresenting itself when it opened last year, saying that it would not operate as an adult store but doing so anyway. At the Naughty Teddy, adult items were dispersed in such a way that officials were led to believe that when taken as a whole, the store was in violation.

To prove that they were on the up and up, the store moved all adult merchandise into one corner of the store:

Naughty Teddy co-owner Dawn Aquino said she recently moved all of the adult merchandise into one corner of the 5,000-square-foot shop and the items are clearly within the 25 percent limit. City officials who showed up May 4 to measure the store agreed, [attorney Elena] Gerli said

The case will ultimately be decided by a judge, possibly as soon as Monday.