A Mesquite, Nev., adult bookstore opposed by a number of southwestern Utah residents has received a second temporary restraining order allowing it to remain open.

U.S. District Judge Philip Pro in Las Vegas issued the order Tuesday that prevents Mesquite officials from closing Pure Pleasure Book and Video.However, the judge turned down store owner Jeff Hazeltine's request for an order requiring the city issue building permits for 25-cent movie-viewing booths and a stage for exotic dancing.

The judge "basically sort of went down the middle," said Pure Pleasure attorney Roger Diamond from his Santa Monica, Calif., office. "But I'm very pleased, very pleased."

"I am shocked," said Dena Hoff, a Mesquite librarian who is also president of the Help Our Moral Environment group that has recruited members from Utah, Arizona and Nevada to picket the store.

"I don't think Judge Pro has been fair in his ruling," Hoff said. "The community coming out and standing up in this day and age should account for something."

The Mesquite City Council has passed two ordinances aimed at shutting down the store.

Pure Pleasure was closed Dec. 10 but reopened three days later when Pro granted a temporary restraining order on the new law. The latest restraining order applies to the second version of the ordinance.

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