Taboo Richmond, VA – Keeps On Growing
Ten years ago when owner Alison Barber opened Taboo on Broad Street in Richmond, VA, Joe Carabeo, a very talented photographer and videographer, made a documentary on her and the opening of the store. When asked what her aspirations down the road were, she replied “Having a large two-story adult store with hardwood floors”. Yes, this was Alison’s grand aspiration, and one she never expected to see realized in Richmond. But it happened with the opening of Taboo 2, and yes, it is two stories and has hardwood floors.
I was fortunate recently to attend the Grand Opening of Taboo 2 for Inked Angels, and also had the privilege of spending time with two porn starlets, Mabel Wolf and Severin Graves who came with me to sign and take pictures with the customers.
Alison and the Taboo Girls weren’t the only ones excited about the grand opening, the customers were too! Who would ever think that for a grand opening of an adult store, that customers would be lined up at the door waiting for them to open, but they were.
The event was great and customers enjoyed shopping, talking with vendors, meeting porn girls and getting a very nice gift bag for coming by.
As things wrapped up for what I call a very successful event, I had the opportunity to ask Alison a few questions about the grand opening.
Bill The Hobbyist: Alison, I noticed that in addition to customers being able to shop at the store, there were a lot of other things going on. What are some of the things that were part of the grand opening?
Alison Barber – Taboo: We stuffed my ’61 Impala with blow up dolls and played ‘Guess how many blow up dolls are in the car’. We also played ‘Name that porn star’, where guests tried to identify pornstars on a poster and and then there was ‘Guess how many cock rings are in the jar’. The winners got some awesome prizes, including a We Vibe, a gift basket from Wet, a Taboo gift certificate, and more! We also had awesome gift bags for the first 200 people through the door, which included Screaming O cock rings and a ton of other fun stuff!
Bill The Hobbyist: How do you feel about the overall attendance?
Alison Barber – Taboo: Attendance was great! It surpassed my expectations, starting with having people lined up at the door at 11:40! It makes a girl feel good. 🙂
Bill The Hobbyist: I want to thank you for letting Inked Angels attend and be part of the grand opening. Who were some of the other companies and vendors that also attended?
Alison Barber – Taboo: We Vibe and System Jo both had tables and my sales reps from Nalpac, IVD, and XGEN attended. Of course, Inked Angels stole the show with starlets Mabel Wolfe and Severin Graves!
Vendor Stephanie With System Jo
Alison continues her growth in the Richmond, VA area with now a third location that just opened at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Pump Road. Now giving everyone three locations to shop for porn and all your adult needs. Go Alison!
I Even Got To Meet Taboo Girl Alicia
Visit Taboo Today At Their Three Locations!
Taboo – West End
6021 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230
Taboo 2 – Southside
5100 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225
Taboo 3 – Far West End
10607 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23238
Article By: Bill The Hobbyist