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Cleveland lingerie shop has councilwoman, city inspectors responding to complaints

Posted at 11:09 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 02:53:03-04

Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady reports she is receiving neighborhood complaints about a controversial Lorain Avenue lingerie shop in her ward.

Brady told news5Cleveland.com the complaints about Enjoyables by JR are coming from residents near West 120th and area business owners.

Brady said the shop opened without the proper permits when it first opened six months ago, and currently has a permit to sell clothing and not sex toys.

Brady believes the shop is not in the right location, near two schools and a residential neighborhood filled with children, and she wants the shop to move.

Brady claims she has caught the store selling sex toys and adult materials, and has ordered another series of inspections by the city department of building and housing.

However shop owner Jackie Rivera believes she's being harassed and is being treated unfairly.

Rivera admits she's made some mistakes on her permits, but said she's done everything she can to work with city inspectors and Brady.

"There are far more sexually obvious shops in Councilwoman Brady's ward, why is she picking on us," said Rivera.

"I'm not doing anything differently than anyone else, I'm just selling lingerie."

Still, Brady said she will continue her investigation.