Lawyers for landlord due in court in attempt to evict adult video store

November 16, 1994

Lawyers for the owners of the building that houses Glen Burnie News and Video Center, Inc., an adult-oriented video store, are due in Circuit Court tomorrow in an attempt to evict the video store.

Eviction proceedings began in June in District Court, but the owners of the store in the 500 block of S. Crain Highway requested a jury trial.

In April, an Anne Arundel Circuit judge ordered the building's owners to force the store out because it violated the county's zoning ordinance, which requires adult-oriented businesses to be separated from residences and most other businesses.

In January, a zoning inspector found that 3,143 of the store's 4,109 videos were sexually explicit. In June, an inspector found only half of the titles were sexually explicit. The county regulation says no more than 20 percent of inventory can be sexually explicit.

Eviction would be the quickest way to get the video store out. County efforts to move other such stores based on zoning violations have been tied up in courts for over a year.

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