LONGVIEW — In a curve on FRJ Drive — a road between Cotton Street and U.S. 80 — a new metal building sits ready while owners wait for approval of a license to open a sexually oriented business.
Surrounded by light industry, it’s a different kind of business that hopes to start up at 55 FRJ Drive.
The shop, owned by Gregg County Video Inc., is to be named Venus, and will sell everything from racy lingerie, clothing and shoes to sexually explicit toys and adult videos.
Many of Venus’ long-established neighbors aren’t thrilled about the prospect of a retail sex shop in their midst.
“We do not like it in the least bit,” said Birne Wiley, founder and president of Missionary Tech Team, a nonprofit, non-denominational organization that provides technical support for Christian ministries around the globe.