A new lawsuit filed Monday aims to stop sex at The Office in Centennial.
The City of Centennial has filed the suit against the owner of The Office in Centennial, located in the Southgate shopping center west of I-25 and south of Arapahoe Road. The suit claims the property is used as a sexually-oriented business, and that rooms are "equipped with items generally used only for the purposes of engaging in specified sexual activities," including condoms, bondage devices, and a chair outfitted with "attachments" not typically found in a traditional office setting.
According to Centennial's Land Development Code, sexually-oriented businesses are only permitted on land east of I-25, south of Arapahoe Road, west of Havana Street, and north of Costilla Avenue.
The Office is located west of I-25, which violates city code.
The city sent The Office a cease and desist letter in August, around the time the lawsuit says the business started operating.
The website for the business lists entry prices - $25 for single females, $50 for single males and couples, or $30 for single females and $60 for couples and single males at the door.
Attorney Jean Gonnell represents the business. When asked by phone Wednesday, she provided this comment on behalf of the business, "We are discussing the issue with the City of Centennial and are working to resolve any misunderstanding."
When asked for comment, the City of Centennial said they do not comment on pending litigation.
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