RED BANK: SEX SHOP LAW PROMPTS CONCERNS


Shrewsbury officials are cold to the idea of Red Bank limiting adult-oriented businesses on Newman Springs Road, their shared border. (Photo by Wil Fulton. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

A move by Red Bank to limit sex-oriented businesses to its southern border has Shrewsbury officials hot under the collar.

At their bimonthly meeting earlier this week, members of the Shrewsbury council teed up a pending change in Red Bank’s land use law that would restrict adult entertainment establishments – should any ever pop up – to Newman Springs Road, the common boundary between the two towns.

“I truly think we need to take a hard look at that,” said Councilman Anthony Pellegrino, because it would “push adult entertainment things out of downtown to put it to the outskirts of town, which adversely affects us, because it’s right along our border.”

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