Strippers in Olympia? Maybe

OLYMPIA – If the owner of a South Sound adult video business is unsuccessful in bringing a discount grocery chain to the city, he has another business in mind — one that could open a year from now and feature male and female strippers, live sex shows and an adult motel, city documents show.

Levi Bussanich of Centralia, who has owned Desire Video in Olympia for 10 years, will meet privately with city planners Nov. 5 to get feedback on a new business he is considering.

The business is a store called the Olympia Sex Emporium, a nearly 15,000-square-foot expansion of his existing business at 3200 Pacific Ave.

Bussanich has proposed adding strippers, a fetish and bondage area and a "drive-up window for great customer access," according to a completed application for next week's meeting.

Bussanich said Tuesday that he still hopes to bring an 80,000-square-foot WinCo Foods to property adjacent to the video store, rather than expand his business. He also said he was frustrated with city leaders that the proposed WinCo development has taken so long.

"It's ridiculous to me that we've spent 13 months on this and we're not any closer," he said.

Besides Desire Video, Bussanich owns about 13 acres of forested property next to the business that stretches from Pacific Avenue to Martin Way.

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