PORTLAND Ads for an adult store that were posted in a neighboring children s bookstore window were taken down Thursday after neighbors complained.
Angelo Ardito owns B-A Video, which offers hardcore pornography films. The store rents a space next to the Armchair Family Bookstore at 3201 SE Milwaukie Avenue.
Recently, signs advertising explicit videos have been posted in the store s window.
Neighbors said it s not appropriate content for children to see, especially when they re visiting a kids bookstore.
On Thursday, the building s owner, Betty Kwan, visited the store to assess the situation. She discovered that someone had strewn milk across the store s window.
After that, she spoke with Ardito and asked him to take the ad down.
He said, don t touch it, don t touch it, Kwan said. It's really disgusting - it's really weird because he never listen to anybody.
Kwan said she took down the ad, and is considering evicting Ardito.
As for Ardito, he says the ads should be able to stay in the window.
It s all legal stuff in the state of Oregon, he said.
KGW Reporter Erica Heartquist contributed to this report