'Adult oriented" store coming to Thomas Crossroads

Thu, 12/04/2008 - 4:24pm
By: Ben Nelms

One of Coweta County’s new businesses may not be the dime-a-dozen type, but it’s owner says it fills a need. Coweta resident and Starship CEO Kelly Rogers said the new Thomas Crossroads location that will sell “adult-oriented” and other items is expected to open in mid-January.

Rogers said the decision to pursue a Coweta location came from the multiple calls per day he and his wife received due to his home phone number in Coweta previously being listed as Starship.

“We were fielding 20-30 calls a day from people wanting to know where the Coweta store was located,” Rogers said, explaining that his home is approximately 4 miles from the Thomas Crossroads location. “We saw there was a need and there’s nothing on this side of metro. If they want to shop, why not keep the dollars in the community?”

In Coweta County, ordinances say that establishments qualify as an adult-type business if more than 25 percent of the business involves “adult” items or materials. Businesses coming in under that threshold do not have to be located in industrial-zoned areas where such businesses have been assigned by most communities. Rogers said because he will sell less than 25 percent “adult” items he was able to obtain a general retail license.

As for the remaining 75 percent of the store’s items, Rogers said they would include a large variety of goods such as lingerie, incense, lamps and lighting, swords, knives, self-defense materials, games, glass pipes and cigars.

From the street, Rogers said the building would look no different from the outside than any other business, soon to be painted with battleship gray and blue earth tones.

“There will be nothing suggestive on the outside,” Rogers said. “It won’t look any different than the (former) gym, except that it will look better.”

Addressing concerns he had heard over what parents would tell their children about the new storefront, Rogers said that, “from the outside you should not be able to tell what type of business it is.”

The target date for the opening is Jan. 15. The business will be located at 3209 Ga. Highway 34 East. No one under age 18 will be allowed inside the store.

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Submitted by jim of coweata on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 3:26pm.

all of you need to get the fuck over it, the store will open, and reguardless if its in thomas crossroads or not people are gonna go, the store isn't personally effecting any of you and if your 18 year old kid wants to go to a sex shop they are gonna go reguardless if its in thomas crossroads or if its up by old national so do your selves a favor and shut the fuck up

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Submitted by ptctaxpayer on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 3:37pm.

Bravo, "Jim of Coweata"----- you are a quintessential momument to the failure of public education. I'll bet you got straight A's in Coweta, big guy.

Now get back to flipping those burgers !

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Submitted by NUK_1 on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 3:53pm.

Admit it...a lot of people would love to just once post the same STFU sentiment, though maybe with some punctuation and better spelling Smiling

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Submitted by JeffC on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 3:31pm.

Jim who can't spell Coweta may have the shortest blog stay in history!

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 5:34pm.

Man handcuffs his wife to the bed, loses key

Police say situation was an intimate relationship, not an imprisonment.

Does Starship carry handcuffs?

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Submitted by ptcgv on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 6:43pm.

ummmmmmmmm I friend told me.....

No, I googled it.....

Sorry, I heard, they do carry handcuffs

Yeah - a neighbor said they were lined with pink fur

But I really have no idea and no way of knowing.

Disgusting place. I would never visit it.

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Submitted by dawn69 on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 8:56am.

Reminds me of a Stephen King novel I read a few years ago...Gerald's Game. Good book - a little frightening - then again, that's King for you.

Submitted by localguy on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 9:13pm.

a lot of residents here seem so afraid. Starship will not bring crime or even bring down property value.

for years the pawn shop at the crossroads has been selling dvd porn and stock hundreds, for at least four years that i am aware, what has this done to your property value? has it brought crime?

why active church goers are so afraid of an adult store is beyond my comprehension. if you aren't into what the store stocks, do not enter. surely there are stores that you do not already visit.

i am fairly sure there will be no naked ladies on the sign, no adult toys plastered on the building, nothing for children to see. your children would probably find more obscene devices in your sock drawer. if anything, with the economy on the slump, any business coming into coweta should be welcomed.

i welcome the business, the products the store carries, and everything a large chain of retail stores may bring to coweta.

in the last four years, newnan has really become aweful with certain activity in the area. surely walmart doesnt sell porn, yet there is plenty of nonsense going on in the parking lot. perhaps we should try to vote out walmart? homedepot?

not all people will share your views, your faith, or your morals. that is a foundation with most of the active faiths in the area. perhaps you should practice what you preach.

Starhip, .... welcome

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 11:32pm.

Fool... You are a sham. Like all the fine folks in that area are going to come out in the papers and on the Citizen and write Bull Shoey letters like this in support of your dildo shop. You should be ashamed of attacking our intelligence with this phoney blog. The savy bloggers that will read this crap are surely going to be insulted and rest assured we'll buy our swords, toys, pervert tapes, whips and chains from somewhere else. I hear our ole buddy Cy actually sells all this stuff on the side and out his trunk anyways at greatly reduced prices.

not all people will share your views, your faith, or your morals. that is a foundation with most of the active faiths in the area. perhaps you should practice what you preach.

And thanks for the insulting lecture you, you, toy sniffer you....

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Submitted by Cyclist on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 9:39pm.

This avatar is a "real" picture of me! So you all just keep an eye out for me off of the side of the road. Smiling
Caution - The Surgeon General has determined that constant blogging is an addiction that can cause a sedentary life style.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 6:06am.

Looks more like some white floozie attending the "Red Room," to me!

I can only guess that all this foolishness in the recent comments is to try and forget the Bush administration and the recent elections.
You know, the wars- unending and unwinnable, the wrecked economy, the unemployment, the loss of manufacturing, the national debt, the ruination of government by the introduction of Palin type religion and hatred of all other religions, and the total failure of "dribble down" economics! Not to mention crooked banks, an out of control health cost system, and corporations who operate on schemes instead of products!

Looks now like Bush and company will have to shell-out the dough for the auto companies as the congressional republicans do not want to do so in hopes of salvaging somebody in the NEXT election! They want George to plunge the knife into his chest!
However, Paulson will take the "fall" and give them the money. (upon orders of course).

Wouldn't one auto company be adequate for now? Call it "General Ford Chryslers Sake!" GFCS, LLC. Owned by you and me!

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Submitted by dawn69 on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 9:19am.

That's right, Bonkers, Bush and company is to blame for everything. I think he even caused a hurricane to hit New Orleans a few years ago - it's all his fault.

By the way, the beauty of blogging is that you can pick which thread you want to weigh in on. If you don't like the conversation that's going on in this thread - join in on another one. Not everything in life is gloom and doom - some people are capable of conversing on many different subjects and keep a sense of humor.

I would venture to guess that sometime in the next year, we'll be hearing from you that all the world's problems are Obama's fault. Just depends on which band-wagon comes to town.

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Submitted by bad_ptc on Fri, 12/12/2008 - 7:12am.

The ‘leap of logic’, if we can call it that, that allowed you to go from a blog heading of, “Adult oriented store coming to Thomas Crossroads” to “I can only guess that all this foolishness in the recent comments is to try and forget the Bush administration and the recent elections.” is truly astounding.

I can only guess that your epiphany moment resulted from an aneurysm or some other mental defect that you consider to be normal brain function.

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 11:51pm.

Please the hair in that picture is wwwwaaaaayyyy toooooo short. Some of us have met you. You got the eye shadow right, but you need to find a picture with longer hair. We know that isn't you. Those ear rings look more like Git's style anyway.......

Submitted by localguy on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 7:29pm.

thats just cute. i believe you should let grownups deal with matters such as this.

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Submitted by Main Stream on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:06am.

"...you, you, toy sniffer you...." Shocked

sometimes I just like to sit back and laugh at what I read on here...Laughing out loud

Good one, Git.

Submitted by luvnptc on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 9:44am.

If I bump into someone I know, I at least have 75 percent excuses as to why I'm in the store! How cool is that?!

Submitted by krogers66 on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 5:05pm.

Thanks for all of the positive comments atleast I'm not getting personaly bashed like about 40 % of the comments from the Times-Herald.

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Submitted by Git Real on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 11:35pm.

How many different monikers are you going to sign in with in an attempt to publicize your biz? Sheesh....what a chump.

Submitted by FayetteFlyer on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:22am.

Whenever an adult novelty store opens somewhere, the holier than thou always want to rally the good, church going people to close it down. But where are these suppposed bible thumping Christians to deride the fact that there's liquor stores and bars on almost every corner? Want to organize for something truly noble? Stop our elected officials from this folly they are presently embarking on now.

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Submitted by diva on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 2:34pm.

Some may need a store to distract them and cheer them up..... and a good place to grab supplies on the way to the Red Room Laughing out loud

Submitted by lxd on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:59am.

This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Right on my way home from work, too.

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Submitted by mapleleaf on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:22am.

What has the world come to? (it's owners, first paragraph)

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 8:40am.

"As for the remaining 75 percent of the store’s items, Rogers said they would include a large variety of goods such as lingerie, incense, lamps and lighting, swords, knives, self-defense materials, games, glass pipes and cigars."

Swords and knives? Really? What kind of sex games involves swords and knives? Is that why he also sells the self-defense materials... to defend against the swords and knives?

And I guess Bill Clinton started the cigar craze.

Strange combination of inventory... but like masked08 posted, ANY revenue is good revenue right now.

Submitted by Barbijohn on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 1:28pm.

If they will not allow anyone under 18 in the store that means they will only allow adults in the store. It is planned to be a 100% ADULT STORE - don't let them kid you. Further, glass pipes? Do people use these with the strange cigars? Will the games they sell be "Sinopoly", or "To Catch a Disease", or maybe even "Yes, we have more bananas"? Hopefully they will have a backroom where we can buy the discontinued items. That is if plain brown paper masks are made available at the entrance to the front door. Well, guess our County inspectors will stay busy on this one.

This will be fun to watch!

Submitted by Coweta Resident on Tue, 01/20/2009 - 2:50pm.

You've obviously thought about the place a lot or you wouldn't have come up with such catchy game names! By the way, they can't be 100% or they will be shut down. They have also stated that they will go through the inventory with the commission BEFORE stocking the store, so that they can ensure that they are staying within the correct percentage of adult items. The owner even said that if it was a question of whether it was adult or not,and would put him over the 25%, he would leave it out, so that he didn't break the rules. He also welcomed regular visits to confirm that they are operating within the law.

Obviously your "100%" theory is an uneducated one. Maybe you should shop there. You just might find something that would help you to relieve some of that pent up anger that you seem to be carrying around! lol

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Submitted by dawn69 on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 1:37pm.

I'm sure it's only legal tobacco that will be used in these glass pipes. Hmmmmmm.....

Submitted by S.M. Allsk8r on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 9:09am.

Would love to work at Starship!!

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Submitted by dawn69 on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 8:57am.

The only sex game I know is the one where my husband says 'Let's do' and I say 'Let's don't' and so on and so on until I say 'Well, OK, but rub my back first'. Smiling

Submitted by FayetteFlyer on Sun, 12/07/2008 - 1:44pm.

sound like by own beloved spousal unit, I don't know who does!

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Submitted by Main Stream on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:56am.

Your post reminded me of muddle's recent blog regarding Reverend "7 Days of Sex" Ed Young and his challenge to married folks to engage in more intimacy behind closed doors.... there's an update to his own personal story that made me laugh:

"It is not always easy to devote time for your spouse, Pastor Young admitted. Just three days into the sex challenge he said he was so tired after getting up before dawn to talk about the importance of having more sex in marriage that he crashed on the bed around 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Mrs. Young tried to shake him awake, telling her husband, “Come on, it’s the sex challenge.” But Mr. Young murmured, “Let’s just double up tomorrow,” and went back to sleep." Smiling


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Submitted by dawn69 on Tue, 12/09/2008 - 12:50am.

If only they could 'double up'!

On a similar note, I've always found it amazing that most insurance companies will pay for Viagra but not for birth control. Odd?

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Submitted by TonyF on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 10:41am.

playing those kind of games gets you "aggravated". Ha-ha-ha, oops, I mean Ho-ho-ho.

"Your, yore, you're all idiots." (T.Floyd)

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Submitted by masked08 on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 8:16am.

Oh noez! Someone call Billy Ball! Teh porno dealer is opening a store in Coweta. Bar your doors and hide your children. Teh ebbil is koming. /end sarcasm

Seriously... any revenue is good revenue.

Submitted by Bonkers on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 3:49am.

Churches unite!
Stop this foolishness, now.
How will we ever go to church right by that place?

Submitted by ohmygosh on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 8:05am.

You go AFTER church, so that the magazines and toys won't be visible in the car while parked, should a deacon happen to walk by. Take the family out to lunch at Zaxbys or Wendys and tell them you "forgot something back at the church" and swing by the store. Ask for the discreet brown wrapper, and stash it in the trunk under the spare tire. At night, after dinner, announce that "weird noise I've been hearing all day" in the car, and that you are going to "investigate" it. Be sure to lock the door going back into the house, and enjoy your special "alone time".

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