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« on: May 09, 2011, 03:23:26 PM »

Topless coffee shop that faced fury of small town is forced to close...

A coffee shop with topless waitresses, which has caused a storm of protest in a small town, has been forced to close after it put up a 'boobies wanted' sign.

Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine, hit the headlines when it opened in 2009, offering to serve customers semi-nude...
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 04:08:28 PM »

There are chains of drive-thru coffee chains in our area called "bikini baristas." The servers are all women (a couple lawsuits in the works about that since only hiring women is illegal) and they all wear lingerie, pasties or electrical tape that covers almost nothing. At last count there are 115 in WA state.

In fact, one bikini barista recently scalded a man with coffee that exposed himself to her one night. She can wear pasties while serving, he can't pleasure himself while waiting for the coffee. Apparently you need to either do that BEFORE you pull up to the window, or after you pull away from the window. The woman wasn't prosecuted.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 04:16:43 PM »

Topless coffee shop that faced fury of small town is forced to close...

A coffee shop with topless waitresses, which has caused a storm of protest in a small town, has been forced to close after it put up a 'boobies wanted' sign.

Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine, hit the headlines when it opened in 2009, offering to serve customers semi-nude...

I have found that if you try to drive and drink coffee without putting on a top, you will likely get burned. ..sorry, couldn't help it..... Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011, 04:19:20 PM »

One interesting thing to note in the coffee loving NW is that these businesses aren't doing very well. Most of the money is made in tips, and OSHA obviously takes issue with serving scalding liquids without proper attire. These places may be reclassified as "adult establishments" that happen to serve food to get around the laws. They pop up everywhere, and tend to close down soon after.

In the Seattle area you really alienate a key clientele with this type of business model. A great number of the workforce is women, and a large amount of the clientele is likely to be soccer moms with kids in the car. I don't think there is more than 2-3 strip clubs in the city limits of Seattle. For being a very liberal city (we have gay pride parades and naked bicycle races) the city is trying to be more family friendly. At the moment there are more dogs in Seattle than children.
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011, 11:40:39 PM »

I have to go to confession.  Somehow, I merged this thread and the one on breast milk in my mind.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 12:30:45 AM »

There are chains of drive-thru coffee chains in our area called "bikini baristas." The servers are all women (a couple lawsuits in the works about that since only hiring women is illegal) and they all wear lingerie, pasties or electrical tape that covers almost nothing. At last count there are 115 in WA state.

In fact, one bikini barista recently scalded a man with coffee that exposed himself to her one night. She can wear pasties while serving, he can't pleasure himself while waiting for the coffee. Apparently you need to either do that BEFORE you pull up to the window, or after you pull away from the window. The woman wasn't prosecuted.
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 02:46:08 PM »

I have to go to confession.  Somehow, I merged this thread and the one on breast milk in my mind.

Sigh,thanks for sharing!  Shocked Shocked Wink
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 03:34:10 PM »

Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

I only am contributing to this thread because by a truly surreal coincidence I read this article in LA Times this morning:

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Coffeehouses in parts of Orange County have become known not only for iced coffee and smoothies but for employing waitresses who serve those drinks in various states of undress, including women who wear sheer undergarments and pasties.

Now the Garden Grove City Council is cracking down on not only the skimpy attire and occasional nudity,  but also on the illegal gambling and smoking that police say is occurring in some of the city's 37 coffeehouses, mostly located in Little Saigon. More of these shops are in nearby Santa Ana and Westminster.

On Tuesday night, the council unanimously passed an amendment to an ordinance that would ban  smoking and gambling in the shops. The amendment, which could become effective by June 25, would also ban employees from exposing genitals and breasts.

In March, police raided 20 coffeehouses and arrested 23 people for illegal gambling and seized 186 "amusement devices," which are usually games such as Pac-Man rigged to become illegal gambling machines. Police also seized $145,000 in cash, believed to be related to gambling.

Garden Grove Police Chief Kevin Raney said it's almost impossible to tell the difference between a Pac-Man game and a blackjack machine. Technology has allowed a user to flip a switch or use an application on a smartphone to turn the games to illegal use.

He also said the indecent exposure of the women has gone too far. "It's just a business model," he said. "And a very inappropriate one." For years the women have served coffee in lacy lingerie, but over the past couple of months, the department has received complaints about the attire becoming more revealing.

Nguyen Uong, a 52-year-old programmer from Fountain Valley, said the shops are not good for the city's image.

"I strongly believe this is a disease," he said, adding that at a local shop, the waitresses' garments are so racy that the pelvic area is exposed through sheer underwear.

How crazy is that? Completely opposite sides to the country!! Garden Grove an industrial suburb of Los Angeles which is technically about smack center-South of Downtown in the enormous metropolis we call LA.  LA is not just the city limits proper, the county is essentially fully integrated and the "suburbs" and "municipalities" are by all intents and purpose Los Angeles proper.

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