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The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday that “a topless coffee shop that raised the ire of many residents of a small central Maine town is open for business. The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, located at the site of the former Grand View Motel, opened its doors Monday on busy Route 3 in Vassalboro.”

Zoinks. I tracked down a Kennebec Journal piece that offered more information. I’m less concerned about nudity being offensive to someone — I say, “WHAT-ever,” than I am about the potential burns that could occur (and where they could occur). Just about all of us have worked in the restaurant business at some stage of our lives. Think about it a minute, and some of those blisters, burns, stains, and spills will come back to you. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spilled hot coffee on the front and cuffs of my white waiter’s shirts. Not to mention the hot oil, soups, eggs, etc., that those white cotton button-downs absorbed.

One sign out front reads, “No cameras, no touching, cash only.” A second says, “Over 18 only.” And there’s a “bouncer” of sorts out front.
Apparently despite the rough snowstorm last week, business has been pretty steady and mostly men. Curious — the coffee must be good. I hear the wings at Hooters are terrific.

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Updated Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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4 Responses to Hot Coffee

  1. danny damron February 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

    I hope they dont fry bacon dressed like that!

  2. Patty Deane March 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm #

    They must have really bad coffee to have to use nudity in order to sell it.

  3. chrys capshaw March 9, 2009 at 8:36 am #

    At first glance, I thought “topless coffee” referred to a cup with no lid.

  4. Annie Copps March 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    I’ve heard the coffee is “so-so.” Just don’t spill it!

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