Family book store … or porn shop?

Armchair Book Store

Update: KGW Reporter Erica Heartquist confirmed the explicit advertisements were taken down by the building’s owner Thursday (7/31/14) afternoon.

The Armchair Book Store has been a fixture on Milwaukie Ave for many years. Recently it has been leased to Angelo Ardito of  B-A Video. Many neighbors have been up in arms since a sign went up in the window advertising hard core porn. “It’s my right for me to sell what’s legal,” said Angelo Ardito, who said he’s been selling porn in Portland for 38 years.

Regardless of whether it is a constitutional right, many folks feel it crosses the line of sensibility for a small neighborhood main street where many school kids pass by this store on a daily basis.

Several TV stations picked up the story and interviewed neighbors.
Channel 8 KGW    http://www.kgw.com/news/SE-Portland-adult-store-ad-angers-neighbors-269383871.html

Channel 12 KPTV  http://www.kptv.com/story/26157613/se-porn-shop-criticized-for-questionable-poster


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