Coffee shops in Washington state are finding the competition to be stiff. It’s not coffee but trouble brewing for some coffee shops as the state tries to close them down. They have taken the scenic route to success. Scantily clad men and women and some are even topless. In the land of Starbucks and Seattle’s Best, you need every advantage you can get. They are called “Bikini Baristas.”
In Spokane, many drive through coffee shops are using well built, good looking barista to keep the money flowing in. Now however, the city of Spokane is making a move to stop the practice. I can see doing away with topless baristas but the bikini clad ones is no big deal. You see women clad like that all summer long. I remember years ago when the city of Spokane went after gogo dancers.
The city decided that all erotic dancers would have to cover up at least 2/3 of their butt crack. I felt this was patently unfair. Why single out dancers? I was of the opinion that they should have included mechanics, plumbers and truck drivers. Now, that would have been fair.
Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan said:
“What I know about Spokane is that we’re a little conservative. It should be all about the coffee and not all about the body.”
Either this guy is gay or he’s in the back pocket of Starbucks.
Let’s face it, sex sells. As long as they don’t actually sell sex, they should be left alone. (Would that make their customers buy-sexual?) Inquiring minds want to know. I would be a little suspicious about the source of the milk, though.