NOBLESVILLE, Ind.–The store, My Inner Baby, closed in Noblesville August 10. A judge heard arguments Thursday over whether it can reopen.
Noblesville city leaders say the store violated its zoning ordinance. The Noblesville Board of Zoning Appeals said the store violated its “light industrial” zoning status by selling sex toys.
When it was open, it also sold onesies, pacifiers, bottles and adult diapers.
The owner of My Inner Baby, Ryan Polokoff, tells WISH-TV his store is not a sex shop. The Noblesville city government claims My Inner Baby markets its products under the hashtag “Adult Baby and Diaper Life,” encouraging people to use them in a sexual manner.
“The city has determined that somehow we are selling our items to stimulate human genital organs, but they ignore the fact that, under their argument, so does Victoria Secret,” said Polokoff.
An attorney representing the Noblesville city government asked Judge Paul Felix to vacate My Inner Baby’s request for a hearing. The judge gave My Inner Baby’s attorney a week to respond, says WISH-TV.
“The city has determined that we don’t fit the morals of the city. They proved that by way of when they killed construction for another one of my businesses,” said Polokoff.