- October 6, 2014
A couple of weeks ago, we had been in the Halifax Shopping center and happened across a store next to Ardeen’s (a teen clothing store), and The Childrens Place (a childrens clothing store) called Spencer’s. Spencer’s is a really cool clothing, novelty store that sells children’s clothing and accessories, as well as Adult/Teen hats and clothing… but they also have a very large inventory of Sex Toys. Spencer’s is not a 19+ store, it does not require ID or prevent children from entering. In fact, when we were there, a child barely into his teens was purchasing a hat. This is not an attack on Spencer’s, it is a great store and has 800 of them in the US and Canada. Its a legal business, and a great one. The point is, if this store can be in a mall surrounded by children’s clothing stores and a constant stream of traffic (and many other merchants in the mall) then why are we being forced to close when we block the view, only allow people over the age of 19 and check ID? Something seems severely backwards with the way Charlottetown City Council continues to live in the past to the point it targets legitimate business that is accepted everywhere else in Canada.
Please look at the following pictures of this other legal store (one of hundreds) operating in North America….