An adult boutique centered around sex positivity has closed its doors in Adams Morgan.
Lotus Blooms (located 2408 18th St. NW) was forced to shutter roughly two weeks ago after it ran into “legal issues,” according to store manager and education coordinator Teal Dye. The location opened last September.
“It was a very hard decision that we had to make due to legal issues,” according to a statement Dye shared with us earlier today. “We’ll miss our 18th Street home and the Adams Morgan community that welcomed us so warmly.”
The adult boutique currently has one store in Alexandria.
Read the full statement below:
All of us here at Lotus Blooms are sad to share the news that we have had to close our beautiful store in DC. It was a very hard decision that we had to make due to legal issues. We’ll miss our 18th Street home and the Adams Morgan community that welcomed us so warmly
“However, our flagship store on King Street in Old Town Alexandria remains open for business. We’re focusing on how much we enjoy welcoming all of our wonderful friends and curious visitors there, and on doing our best to serve the NoVA/DC region with body-safe products and sex-positive education. We will continue to create a safe and friendly space that furthers our mission of ‘pleasure for every body.’
We hope this decision will lead us to bigger and brighter ventures down the line, and in the meantime, we’re thankful for all of you whose enthusiasm and passion and joy have made Lotus Blooms a place that we all cherish.