Community backlash cancels exotic performance in Delhi Township

DELHI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - An adult entertainment company will not perform at a Delhi Township event center after the venue owner canceled the show over community backlash.

The CandyLand Company promoted on social media that its exotic dancers would perform at Underground Event Center and Party Hall at 4800 Delhi Pike on July 15.

According to their Facebook page, CandyLand is a premiere exotic entertainment company operating in Cincinnati. The company reportedly performed at the Underground Event Center and Party Hall earlier this month.

Word of the second July 15 performance sparked negative reaction and comments from some Delhi Township residents.

A woman claiming to be the event center's owner told FOX19 NOW that she canceled the event due to backlash from the community and for fear that her business license may be in jeopardy.

According to the Hamilton County Auditor's website, the Underground Event Center property is owned by Robin Gentry and Isiah Gray.

That portion of Delhi Pike is not zoned for adult-oriented businesses, according the Delhi Police Chief Jim Howarth.

"This being a banquet/reception type hall, they're certainly allowed to be there being a banquet/reception hall. The question that would come into play is if they continue to have this is a sexually oriented people renting it out in businesses," said Howarth. "Something actually the township will probably address."

Delhi Township administrator Jack Cameron was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

Howarth said Cameron will address the zoning concerns when trustees meet a 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Delhi Township Administration Offices at 934 Neeb Road.

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