Cops called on X-rated video store in West Peoria offering curbside service during stay-at-home order -

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...WEST PEORIA - After a citizen complaint to police, an X-rated video has stopped offering curbside service during the state's coronavirus shutdown.

...Further, The Green Door Video-Erotic Boutique, 2610 W. Farmington Road in West Peoria, has closed completely, according to the Peoria County Sheriff's Office.

...The business' Facebook page includes posts declaring a right to stay open as a curbside service during the state's stay-at-home order.

...A March 23 post stated, "The Green Door has not closed its doors in over 40 years. However, in the event of a national pandemic, we do NOT fall under the blanket of ESSENTIAL BUSINESS. But just because the doors are locked, does not mean we are still not available. If you need something from us and you know exactly what it is, you can give us a call ... and we will do what the restaurants are doing and bring it out to your car."

...Further, a March 22 post apparently tried to cast The Green Door's products to medical necessities: "In light of recent news, the Green Door will continue to be open as we are part of 'the fundamental building blocks that keeps our society safe and steady.'" The post further stated that the business - "the best and most stocked store of intimate adult pleasure items to help during this hectic quarantine" - includes "FDA-approved" and "doctor-prescribed" products, along with "medical marijuana pipes."

...The state's stay-at-home order "closes all nonessential establishments, including most retail, recreation and entertainment businesses." Exceptions, such as grocery stores and medical offices, are noted in the order and apparently do not include the Green Door's retail focus.

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