When coffee doesn’t sell, add a shot of sex. According to the people behind Maine’s Grand View Coffee Shop, bare chests will put a lagging town back on the map. Jaunted reports:
Yesterday, The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop located in Vassalboro, Maine, held its grand opening. Only adults over the age of 18 are allowed to enter and be served by topless bare-istas. There’s no cameras, no cash and most importantly, no touching.
Yet this is still a serious coffee shop. The hours are from 6am to 6pm and on the menu are “New England Coffee ($3 each) and donuts made from Chase Farm Bakery in Whitefield ($2 each).” And it’s not just women going topless here. The Grand View employs a male waiter who serves you piping-hot coffee with (a hopefully just as hot) bare chest.
As our economy continues a Britney Spears-esque downward spiral, a topless coffee shop could be a welcome “perk” for many, especially in Maine which (admit it) could use a little excitement. The LL Bean outlet can only do so much.
I’ve honestly wondered why more eating establishments haven’t emulated the Hooters model. Maybe it takes a really rough economy to push those permits through.
That said, wouldn’t an ice cream shop be a better venue for topless service?