SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) --It's a done deal. A leasing agent says Larry Flynt's Hustler Hollywood shop will open in San Jose early next year at a shopping center along Bascom Avenue and Stevens Creek Boulevard.
It doesn't look like much now, but the leasing agent says Hustler Hollywood signed a 10-year lease and the building is about to undergo a radical transformation.
Inside this former Bank of the West building you'll find empty teller windows, but in a few months, you'll find leather, lace, sex toys and erotica.
The leasing agent says Larry Flynt personally scouted the 6,000 square-foot building. He's reportedly wanted to open a Northern California Hustler Hollywood for a long time. This building caught his eye.
Charlene Schaupp, the manager of the bar next door says her customers were excited to see Flynt's limo in the parking lot.
"My friend BART got to talk to him, got his autograph on his t-shirt. He was pretty excited," she said.
The leasing agent says Flynt liked this building because of its central location.
Many people don't seem to mind their new neighbor and Schaupp is looking forward to the extra foot traffic.
"It's going to be awesome. I'm just very happy to have something in there," she said.
The leasing agent says Hustler Hollywood is working through construction details and permits with the city now. They anticipate the store will open by spring of 2017.