The Rome City Commission has enacted an ordinance governing sexually-oriented businesses in a series of special called meetings, the Rome News-Tribune reported on Wednesday.
Under the new ordinance adopted Feb. 19, the owner and employees of a sexually-oriented business must get special licenses, similar to the alcohol permits the city requires.
Brinson Askew Berry partners Andy Davis and Frank Beacham serve as city attorneys for Rome.
The newspaper reported that with the new ordinance, The Love Express is abandoning plans to open a storefront on Tribune Street downtown after failing to get a business license from the city.
The store was to be a spin-off of The Love Library on Shorter Avenue in Coosa, which offers items ranging from massagers, lubes and oils to lingerie, DVDs and novelty items.