Private, adult oriented club to reopen in Toledo

TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - A private club that says it caters to alternative views on sexuality will apparently reopen in Toledo.

This comes after the city has already issued one warning.

So is this club a problem? We have talked with several neighbors in the past who have had no issues. Some who want to remain anonymous aren't happy with the place. Saturday it is scheduled to reopen.

It's a very unassuming building at 5661 Telegraph near Alexis road in Toledo. It's called Body Shop nightclub. What happens inside is best described on its website: "Body shop Toledo is excited to reopen as a private, BDSM centric lifestyle club.”

BDSM stands for bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism.

The site goes onto to say: "All activity oriented events cater to those who want to explore bondage fantasies and role play."

You can't just walk in. You need to RSVP and pay a membership fee. Club owners say this is a private club.

The city has said otherwise sending this notice earlier this summer that this is a sexually oriented business and that it's too close to another sexually oriented business. That business is Scarlet's Gentlemen's club on Telegraph road.

The I-Team has been told by a city of Toledo spokeswoman that city inspectors have talked with the owners and are monitoring the situation. But the place will reopen this weekend.

An event is planned for Saturday where the rules are laid out saying the scenes are "safe, sane and consensual.” The site reminds people: “No means no” and “always ask permission.”

The I-Team reached out the owners Thursday. They said their lawyers advised them not to comment.

We did speak with Toledo's law director. Adam Loukx says they have been made aware of the club and the situation and they're monitoring. He said if they determine there are any violations, they'll act on it.