Seedy brothel moves on after public backlash

Christchurch Press 25 April 2012
A Merivale brothel has moved out of the suburb after a public backlash. Residents near the the Capri Lounge in Papanui Rd believed it was not complying with regulations for home-operated businesses and some complained of hearing “audible noises of climax” at night. At a public meeting in February, Families and Brothels Don’t Mix spokeswoman Amanda Cooper-Davies said the brothel had turned the neighbourhood into a “seedy” and “intimidating” place. “We have seen some pretty scary people … Some very threatening people come out of the property,” she said. At the meeting, the property owner said the brothel would be moved in response to the concerns. Cooper-Davies said yesterday that the brothel had moved into an industrial area elsewhere in the city. Residents had noticed an improvement after the brothel’s departure, she said. “There’s a far more relaxed feeling when you walk out your gate. It’s made an immediate difference.”
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