Skip to comments.Young Entrepreneuress Opts For Body Over Brains
Posted on 08/09/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
I caught a segment on the Phoenix local news about the Grand Opening of Barista Café, which welcomes its first patrons this upcoming Sunday. I wondered why the opening of yet another coffee shop would generate such buzz.
As it turns out, Barista Café is not the usual coffee shop. Its competition is not Starbucks or Peets or Coffee Beanery. No, its targeting the market served by such franchises as Hooters, Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt (which also got its start in Arizona).
Thats because Barista Café is a bikini coffee shop, one of the nations first, if not the first. It is the innovation of Nicci Graziano, a 27-year-old businesswoman.
Our goal, she said, is to differentiate ourselves from other breastaurant-style restaurants.
Indeed, Barista Cafés all-girl staff, clad in short-shorts and tight-fitting sports bras, will be serving java beginning at 6 a.m., long before the gals at Hooters, TP and TK have awakened.
And Graziano promises that her coffee shop will have customers in and out in 30 minutes or less, so that they can get to work (or wherever they have to go) expeditiously.
As a former business exec, who admires those who have the right stuff to start up a business, I give Graziano grudging credit for finding herself a market niche that just might prove successful.
But, as a Christian, I lament that the young female entrepreneur who majored in psychology and minored in business at Cal State Sacramento figured that the best way for a woman to succeed in the world of business is by trading on sex.
Yes, I know that women with pretty faces and shapely bodies can parlay those attributes into a nice living. But its regrettable when women, like Graziano, choose to exploit their physical assets, rather than capitalize on their brain power.
Indeed, there are plenty of bright young women whove proven it is quite possible to start up a successful business without relying strictly on their good looks.
The list includes such noteworthy entrepreneurs as Jenny Fleiss, 27, cofounder of Rent the Runway, a membership-based website that rents designer clothing.
Also, Hayley Barna, 27, and Katia Beauchamp, 28, who launched BirchBox in September 2010, a monthly service that delivers beauty product samples to subscribers.
And Alexa Hirschfield, 27, who in 2009 cofounded Paperless Post, which sells customized online cards and invitations.
And Jessica Scorpio, 24, who founded Getaround, a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace that enables car owners to rent their cars to a community renters using smartphones.
Nicci Graziano seems to have a similar skill set as the aforementioned female entrepreneurs. Its too bad she didnt have enough confidence in her brain power that she built her new business strictly on her physical attributes and those of her staff.
She could do that by serving drinkable coffee.
With her smarts, Im sure shed be no less successful.
You are absolutely right! When will we learn that our corrupt culture is a BIG part of why we now find ourselves at such a critical juncture? When will we remember that God has shared HIS Wisdom (about how to live) with us so that we can have happy and very fulfilled lives?
“Men have forgotten God; thats why all this has happened.” ... Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I kinda know what you mean. After all, if she really wants to make money, how about an all-nude coffee house? Because it’s not “dignified?” Well, that argument’s not really available to her if she’s already gone the T&A angle.
I like pretty women as much as any guy. But once you’ve decided to sell your looks, that’s a different conversation.
The add was hilarious!! Probably help West to raise thousands in new contributions. Anybody who would beat up a little old lady is my kind of candidate...especially if she is a Dem.
Who am I to judge (without sufficient evidence, of course)?
Definitely an entrepreneurial skill set...
“Barista Café is a bikini coffee shop, one of the nations first, if not the first.”
Fer cryin’ out loud!
“Brewlesque” has been operating in Yakima, WA for at least 7 years.
Yep. Fully qualified! Just think of all the cute zingers you could use there, ordering your coffee!
“Hot and black, please!”
“Make mine steamy and creamy!”
“I’ll have mine with two lumps, please!”
We had “Mark’s Donut Shoppe” in Portland, Maine. Topless waitresses, but most were a little hard to take before a strong cuppa joe.
I’ll take mine with milk....
Served at body temperature...
Outta one of them cute little containers....
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