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Published March 24, 2012, 09:18 PM

Petitioners Take to Internet to Remove Lingerie Store

Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The petition drive against a lingerie store in Grand Forks is taking the Internet by storm. It asks for the relocation of Fantasy's - set to open one block from an elementary school.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAZ-TV) -- The petition drive against a lingerie store in Grand Forks is taking the Internet by storm. It asks for the relocation of Fantasy's, a store set to open one block from an elementary school.

The petition opened Friday and already 160 signatures, with more people signing every hour, some from as far as Canada, Texas and even Australia. Every time someone signs the petition, a notification goes to members of the Grand Forks city council.

Caroline Gallegos/Started Petition: "When you have life time citizens asking that a store that is just now coming here be moved because of logical reasons, they should help us out."

Along with the petition, these parents started a "boycott fantasy's" facebook group with 169 members. For Susan Lenhart, the opening of the store could mean a change for her 6 year old daughter.

Susan Lenhart/Started Petition: "If they open the store, I'll have to move her to another school. Her safety is more important."

The problem lies with the store being just one block from here, Winship Elementary. But not everyone is opposed to the location... In fact, some say no matter where the store is, the responsibility lies on the parent to deter the kids from going inside.

Shawn Johnston/GRAND FORKS: "Especially that young and at that age, being in elementary school, your kid should really understand if you tell them not to go there, don't go there. So to me, it shouldn't really matter at all."

Kay Williams/GRAND FORKS: "It doesn't matter to me at all. I just figure, I don't need to go there. It will in no way impact me."

The council will address the issue April 2nd.

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