On the front page of the Northfield News web site there’s a link (in pink!) in the upper left corner: Romantic occasion? Click here! It links to a big graphic, an ad for the Fantasy Gifts store in Lakeville. (I love their by-line: “Actually, what you do in your bedroom is our business.”)
Some people would say that FG is in the porn business, because of some of the items they carry. (I guess I’ll have to do yet another journalistic field trip to find out.)
But aside from that issue, I think having a sex shop in downtown Northfield could be a great tourist attraction and an economic boost for downtown. All the folks from the cities who are reluctant to shop locally for their sex toys would be more inclined to drive a bit where nobody knows who they are. And of course, people would have to buy something from another store while they’re here so that it wouldn’t seem like they’re sex addicts. (This is similar to the way I used to — used to, mind you — buy magazines at Shinder’s: “Let’s see, a New York Times, Mother Jones, The Economist… oh, and a current issue of Playboy, please.“)
The NDDC and the Chamber could help with some promotional slogans, ie:
- What happens in downtown Northfield, stays in downtown Northfield
- Cows, colleges and sexual contentment
- Grab her buns, boys, they’re …
Can someone from the EDA rise to the occasion on this?