SECAUCUS, N.J. - AVN has learned that the Exxxotica NY show originally scheduled for this weekend at the Meadowlands Expo Center has been moved to a new venue due to legal issues with the town of Secaucus.
The show will now take place Friday - Sunday at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center at the Raritan Center in Edison, N.J. Show hours on Sunday have been changed to 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., but otherwise, all scheduling remains the same.
"Due to an issue with the liquor license at our previous venue, we wouldn’t have been able to present Exxxotica as it’s meant to be and as we planned it," said organizer J. Handy of Victory Tradeshow Management. "We decided to take an aggressive approach to make sure that this show happened as scheduled for the fans, our vendors and the stars. We have secured a bigger and better location for this weekend's Exxxotica NY show.”
Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell confirmed today at a press conference that the town had filed suit in State SUperior Court to shut the three-day expo down.
Elwell pointed to the exhibition of nudity at a venue with a liquor license as a violation of state law, whether or not alcohol is sold at the event. He also cited the Meadowlands Expo Center's proximity to a nursery school as a zoning violation.
A court hearing on the matter was set for Wednesday, but Victory Tradeshow Management decided to move the expo rather than compromise the presentation of the expo.
"We 100 percent support the right to freedom of speech and expression, and we weren't willing to back down on what we planned to do," Handy said. "So rather than produce a compromise that fit within their ideals of what is lewd or not lewd we decided to move the event no matter what the cost and show the officials who opposed Exxxotica that the show will go on as it was intended to be presented. Ticket sales are currently exploding."
For Exxxotica tickets and show info, visit www.ExxxoticaNY.com.