Jul 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Fantasy’s has reopened in East Grand Forks.  The owners of the lingerie shop have obtained a preliminary injunction against the city allowing them to open pending the outcome of a legal challenge.  Owners Jim and Kim Patterson filed a lawsuit against the city claiming officials tried to force them to move their “adult” shop to an industrial part of town.   City Administrator Scott Huizenga says the preliminary injunction prevents East Grand Forks from closing Fantasy’s on the basis of being a sexually oriented business.   Huizenga says the store is still subject to zoning codes -- including an approved site plan which has not been filed.    A trial date in the case has not been set.  An administrative appeal is also pending against the city of Grand Forks.   Fantasy’s is located at 207 of Second Avenue Northeast.

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