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EGF City Council Has Closed-door Meeting About Fantasy’s Lawsuit

May 22, 2012 in WDAZ

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – The East Grand Forks city council met in a closed meeting with the city attorney Tuesday night to discuss the lawsuit brought by Fantasy’s adult store last week. Continue Reading

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Fantasy’s Owners Suing City of East Grand Forks

May 17, 2012 in WDAZ

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – The owners of the Fantasy’s adult store are suing the city of East Grand Forks. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
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Officials: Store’s inventory led to closing

May 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

City open to relocation of adult-themed businessIt wasn’t a specific item, but the totality of the store’s adult merchandise that led East Grand Forks city officials Wednesday to judge that Fantasy’s couldn’t open in a commercial district, according to city administrator Scott Huizenga. Continue Reading

East Grand Forks official says adult store must move

May 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Owner says he’ll change offerings to comply with lawAn adult-themed store has been deemed too adult for the commercial district of East Grand Forks, according to one of the store’s owners. Jim Patterson, co-owner of Fantasy’s, said East Grand Forks city planner Nancy Ellis inspected the store’s sale stock Wednesday, determining it would have to move to an industrial zone. Continue Reading

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Fantasy’s Closed Once Again, May Have to Relocate to Industrial Zone

May 9, 2012 in WDAZ

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – Fantasy’s new location in East Grand Forks has been shut down. The store’s owners opened quietly Monday without contacting city officials, who say that was a problem.
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Adult-themed store, Fantasy’s, tries to open in East Grand Forks

May 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The convoluted story of a new adult-themed store in the Grand Forks area took a few more twists and turns before coming to an abrupt stop on Tuesday.
Fantasy’s opened for business in East Grand Forks on Monday, less than a month after an ordinance blocked the store from operating at a location near Winship Elementary School in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

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Fantasy’s Owners Nearly Arrested for Opening in EGF Without Permit

May 8, 2012 in WDAZ

EAST GRAND FORKS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – The new Fantasy’s Store in East Grand Forks opened very quickly and quietly on Monday.

In about 24 hours Kim and Jim Patterson went from opening the brand new store to nearly being arrested for opening the business under the city’s radar. Continue Reading

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GF Mayor Brown Responds to Letter From Fantasy’s Owner Seeking Permit

April 20, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Mayor Michael Brown responded to a letter Friday from the owner of the proposed Fantasy’s store who sought a building permit for the store at 418 N. Washington St. Continue Reading

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Fantasy’s Co-owner Submits New Request for Building Permit

April 18, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Despite being turned down, the owners of Fantasy’s have once again submitted a request for a building permit. Co-owner Jim Patterson traveled from Fargo to Grand Forks on Wednesday to submit a formal request to the city. Continue Reading

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Fantasy’s Owners Vow Court Action, Say City Denied Permit for Lingerie-only Store

April 17, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) – Just a day after the Grand Forks City Council voted to enact a new ordinance licensing and restricting sexually-oriented businesses, owners of the adult store Fantasy’s are speaking out. Continue Reading