Parents Concerned About Lingerie Store Near School


-- Intimate Bliss, a lingerie boutique, is one of several stores of its type in Wilmington, but the new location of the business makes it stand out.

Only Market Street separates it from Blair Elementary School. A middle school and a sports facility are also nearby, and that has some parents concerned.

"I think it's too close to the school. It's too promiscuous for the age of those students," said parent Erica Taylor.

While adult items are sold inside Intimate Bliss, they only account for about a third of the store's merchandise, so it doesn't violate zoning laws.

Owner Greg Sakas says he's spent a lot of money to make the store front tasteful, and he points out the more risque items are behind a closed door.

Not every parent is upset by its close proximity to Blair Elementary School.

"It's just underwear and that's what I'll tell my child, so it doesn't bother me so much," said parent Angela Dabney.

Sakas says the store is legal and offers more than just goods for grown-ups. Intimate Bliss, he says, also sells toys for children.

Reported by Sarah Warlick