"This is really all contingent on how you define business," James Pancake, a neighbor and Hunt Club opponent, told ABC News. Pancake said his fellow opponents recognize that there may not be anything they can do to stop the The Hunt Club from operating.
He called the neighborhood "a naive community" that learned about the swinger's club through "a little old lady" sharing gossip.
Pancake acknowledged that "community values" are important in the neighborhood, but denied suggestions that staunch Christian beliefs were propelling the protestor's opposition.
Spalding, the club's co-operator, wrote in an e-mail that most neighbors have been supportive, and he shrugged off the objections of the club's opponents.
"As to their motivations," Spalding wrote, "I won't even begin to comment on them except to say that they appear to be based upon fear and ignorance due to the fact that they have never even asked us what our lifestyle is all about."
The Hunt Club of Brevard County Web site, which Pancake claims has been substantially tamed down since the controversy began to brew, describes some of that lifestyle.
The house boasts secure parking, friendly people, buffet dining, a pool table, a swimming pool and "The Pink Cauldron," a five-person hot tub that "can get really, really hot." Condoms are provided, and there are rules and etiquette laid out, as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
"Becoming a member is easy," one answer reads. "Simply either call before a gathering," the operators instruct, "or make an online reservation." Private rooms are available, but only in 60-minute blocks.
For now, Friday night's kinky ice cream social is on as planned. All the publicity has actually prompted even greater interest than normal. But the club's operators are offering a warning to their swinging guests.
"While we want you all to come we also want you to know up front that we do expect to have a few protesters outside and possibly news crews filming them," they warn.
That scrutiny, however, will stop at the door.