In August CHS reported that Castle Megastore was planning to move off Broadway to a new Capitol Hill location. It didn’t. In fact, one employee told CHS Thursday that the Arizona-based sex and costume shop is expanding its inventory.
Last year Castle president Mark Franks said he wanted to move the shop due to public safety issues on Broadway and the poor maintenance of Castle’s building. Franks also said that graffiti and public urination were keeping customers away.
A spokesperson for the company said that Franks did not want to comment on why the shop never followed through with its moving plans, but the Broadway staff assured CHS Castle is staying put.
A real estate listing posted in August for the The Broadway Center claimed Castle and the Highline would both be vacating the building. The building owner, Tacoma-based Sunway B.C., LLC., has not changed since 2005.
Castle has operated out of the Broadway and E John building for 10 years. The adult boutique has 15 other locations in the northwest and southwest that specialize in selling sex toys and lingerie.