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Bikini baristas brewing controversy at Wash. coffee stand
KTVB Regional News ^ | 10 August 2010 | KREM.com

Posted on 08/12/2010 5:42:34 PM PDT by Candor7

NORTH SPOKANE-- Bikini Baristas in North Spokane are at the center of a clothing controversy.

Some locals claim the outfits at Big Shots Espresso at Lidgerwood and Francis have crossed the line.

The girls say they’re just trying to have fun at work. In fact, they were comfortable enough to let KREM 2 News videotape them at work.

The owner says the girls make up to $19 an hour.

But not everyone likes it. One woman says she found it shocking to see the ladies out dressed like “porn stars” and “prostitutes” trying to sell coffee.

The baristas say they’ve heard the complaints before. One woman got so heated last week, the owner had to call police. A barista says the woman pulled over in the parking lot and walked from window to window causing a scene. The baristas ended up locking the windows. The woman was gone by the time police arrived and the girls say she hasn't been back since.

Some of the customers say they back the girls 100%. One woman told KREM 2 News, “You can only look like that for so long in your life, ladies get over it. So what if your man looks at them, so what? I think what they’re doing is great.”

The owner says when police came out last week, they were told they’re not doing anything wrong. The owner also mentioned if she couldn’t run a stand like this, she wouldn’t have one at all.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: babes; bikini; coffee; driveup
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Exprezzo, mama mia, to go!

26 Photos at link:

http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/Bikini-baristas-brewing-controversy-at-Wash-coffee-stand-100381714.html?gallery=y&c=y

1 posted on 08/12/2010 5:42:38 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: Candor7

Those girls would be 15 or less in Japan probably


2 posted on 08/12/2010 5:44:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Candor7
LINK
3 posted on 08/12/2010 5:44:55 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Candor7

If I gotta pay $10 for a Frappuccino, I’d better get a handjob to go with it.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 5:45:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Whoa, LOL, you want the thread pulled?


5 posted on 08/12/2010 5:47:58 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

Star-Butts?


6 posted on 08/12/2010 5:48:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Candor7

And if I had one of those near my office I could see myself going over for coffee, oh, at least once an hour, maybe more..


7 posted on 08/12/2010 5:48:52 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: SERKIT

Thanks!


8 posted on 08/12/2010 5:49:10 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7; fieldmarshaldj

Yeah, not everybody gets “Idiocracy” references around here... :)


9 posted on 08/12/2010 5:50:34 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Beaten Valve

I suppose they don’t dare sell ice cream, probabaly too racey.


10 posted on 08/12/2010 5:50:52 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

11 posted on 08/12/2010 5:53:49 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
LOL, thats a fact,including me.

Its interesting to see the ingenuity of the small business woman at work in the middle of a recession.

Maybe there is economic hope for us all yet.

12 posted on 08/12/2010 5:54:18 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I love that film.

13 posted on 08/12/2010 5:54:20 PM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: Candor7

I’d buy that for a dollar


14 posted on 08/12/2010 6:00:03 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Candor7

“I suppose they don’t dare sell ice cream, probabaly too racey.”

Advertise it as “I Scream”


15 posted on 08/12/2010 6:00:51 PM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: numberonepal

Hottie ping.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 6:09:53 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: jessduntno

LOL “ I Scream (18 YOA and over)” Not exactly your family ‘scream stand.

(Dad, why are those ladies dressed that way?)

I guess thats the point of the criticism.


17 posted on 08/12/2010 6:12:24 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: GeronL

What is it with your obsession with adolescent Japanese girls?


18 posted on 08/12/2010 6:13:22 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Candor7

Finally, coffee that’s actually worth $4.00 a cup!


19 posted on 08/12/2010 6:13:57 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lurker

I am not obsessed with Japanese girls, I just hate perverts and the perverse culture that spawns them.


20 posted on 08/12/2010 6:14:48 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Candor7

What is the logic in screaming about sexy outfits, sexy females selling a product? Has anyone watched TV or movies lately? Or is it only bad if it isn’t slickly produced and shown to millions at a time?


21 posted on 08/12/2010 6:15:12 PM PDT by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: GeronL
Really? Because it seems like on nearly every thread I see you're on you find a way to work in a mention of adolescent Japanese girls in sexually provocative situations.

It sure doesn't seem like you have hate for it to me.

22 posted on 08/12/2010 6:16:07 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: runninglips

and I forgot to add......on MSM channels, the sexy young things selling products with sex appeal, are frequently under the age of 18.......but that is chic, cool and high fashion.


23 posted on 08/12/2010 6:16:34 PM PDT by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: Candor7

My favorite coffee house in Washington was “The Shelter Half”, where you only paid for food and coffee if you wanted to, and even then, you paid what you wanted.

I never paid, also I think that it was either self serve, or often self serve since I usually had to make my own food when I was there.


24 posted on 08/12/2010 6:20:00 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Beaten Valve

Apparently the bikini barista shop is an emerging trend in the Northwest. One in Bellevue Washington was called Knotty Bodies.Maybe its recession driven.

“The bikini barista trend hit its stride in 2009 and launched a revolution in the world of espresso stands; this is Seattle, and espresso stands are about as abundant as street lights, but in an attempt to get a leg up on the competition some coffee shops are taking the sexy route. ‘The hotter the better’ claims some shop owner, and it seems to be working; baristas in spike heels, lingerie, fish nets and other skin-revealing attire are attracting long lines — and big tips. Bikini barista fever continues to run wild, and at last count we added four more spirited coffee shops in the Northwest this month alone.”

More at link:

http://www.ktvb.com/news/regional/Bikini-baristas-brewing-controversy-at-Wash-coffee-stand-100381714.html


25 posted on 08/12/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: GeronL

If you don’t want ‘em*, I’ll take ‘em (provided they’re over 18). ;-D

(*the Japanese girls, not the perverts)


26 posted on 08/12/2010 6:23:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ansel12

we probably will be needing a few more like the Shelter Half shortly, the way things are going.


27 posted on 08/12/2010 6:24:02 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7
But when you're hungry for a burger there's Heart Attack Grill. Burgers served up by beautiful scantily clad nurses
28 posted on 08/12/2010 6:28:37 PM PDT by BufordP (Once a Marine - always a Marine ... Until Jack Murtha.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GeronL

This place bills itself as the Hooters of Japan:

http://r.gnavi.co.jp/a740504/


29 posted on 08/12/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

I saw a similar coffee house in Washington DC, it was pay if you can or not if you can’t.


30 posted on 08/12/2010 6:30:28 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: BufordP
ROFLMAO. Now thats some REALLY serious eating. WOW!
31 posted on 08/12/2010 6:33:34 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: ansel12
I never paid, also I think that it was either self serve, or often self serve since I usually had to make my own food when I was there.

Didn't that place go under? Too many of its customers decided that zero was the appropriate remuneration.

32 posted on 08/12/2010 6:40:15 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

It was a political place during the Vietnam war, so it lasted about 6 years, that is why I never paid, I went there to argue politics and to watch the North Vietnamese war footage.


33 posted on 08/12/2010 6:43:42 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Candor7

My daughter worked at an espresso type stand for several months and enjoyed it immensely. She did not wear revealing clothing or even low cut tank tops. She found that the male customers did not tip her as much as the girls wearing very little, but, the female customers tipped her more that the other girls because she wore o.k. clothing.

One day some Bikers for Christ came through, and they thanked her for wearing something that did not put them in an awkward spot. :) I’m very proud of my daughter. She’s got more sense than me!


34 posted on 08/12/2010 6:50:51 PM PDT by yellow rubber ducky (One day I realized I am living in Bizarro world.)
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To: runninglips
NEW YORK) - CBS announced today the cast for the reality competition "Big Brother 9", which includes Natalie Cunial from Salem.

Cunial who is described as a bikini barista, 28, and single, will be living in the "Big Brother" house with 15 others from across the country. The house is outfitted with cameras and microphones recording their every move 24 hours a day. The living room boasts a two story high, stone wall, behind a free-standing fireplace.

Source:

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/february062008/big_brother_020608.php

Bikini Barista Natalie Cunial

35 posted on 08/12/2010 6:54:02 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

Those women causing a scene are free advertising. I know if there was a shop like this near here my wife would stop there for her daily coffee.


36 posted on 08/12/2010 6:55:10 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Candor7

Whoot! A geisha bar! With food, no less!

I’ll bet a dollar that as an extra ‘service’, they’ll feed you all the food you order (and more).

;-P


37 posted on 08/12/2010 7:01:11 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: yellow rubber ducky
Sounds like a fine young lady with some good common sense.

So many folks do not have work today though, so we will see some pretty different competitive marketing strategies for a lot of things.These barista stands are a symptom of our economic trials. No one can convince me that women would want to stand in a bikini outfit selling anything if they didn't have to in order to make 19 bucks an hour, or just have a job.

38 posted on 08/12/2010 7:02:14 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: gogogodzilla

A little wasabe on the side ;-)


39 posted on 08/12/2010 7:03:39 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Lurker

It’s my “Hate of the Week”

Next week its left-handed midget tossing


40 posted on 08/12/2010 7:09:17 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: kickonly88
LOL, no doubt dragging you , kicking and sceaming, along wih her? She sounds great!

Never been to a bikini barrista.Have to visit one just to say I been to one.

I went to a Hooters once in Iowa, never been back to one,my son took me there when he was in college. He laughed at me all through dinner. The ladies were very friendly.

41 posted on 08/12/2010 7:11:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

We had one here in Aurora, CO called Perky Cups, but it closed down because of some dispute between the owner and landlord. I think we had a Perky Cups listed on our credit card sometime earlier this year. It wasn’t me that went.

http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2010/07/perky_cups_promise_to_return_t.php

Perky Cups’ promise to return to Aurora may fall flat
Thursday, Jul 29 2010

http://www.westword.com/2010-07-29/news/perky-cups-promise-to-return-to-aurora-may-fall-flat/


42 posted on 08/12/2010 11:04:20 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

http://www.westword.com/2010-06-10/news/leave-room-for-cream-and-sugar-at-hot-chick-a-latte/

HotChickaLatte...........WOW!


43 posted on 08/12/2010 11:13:20 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

She’s the best! She would go to support the entrepreneurial spirit of the business owner.


44 posted on 08/13/2010 7:57:38 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: MarineBrat; pissant; doubled; bk1000; mouser; llevrok; Red in Blue PA; MilspecRob; ...

More Hottie Baristas Ping!
To be on or off the Hottie Ping List please FReepmail me.
Thank rabscuttle385 for your Hottie fix today.


45 posted on 08/14/2010 5:50:55 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: GeronL

heck, even the 25 year-olds look like they are 15.

If they dress and make themselves up to be noticed, why should we ignore them?


46 posted on 08/14/2010 6:16:06 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net1)
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To: Candor7
One woman says she found it shocking to see the ladies out dressed like “porn stars” and “prostitutes” trying to sell coffee.

Wow, I guess she hasn't been to a beach in about 60 years, or even the mall. I am SO glad they didn't print a pic of the person protesting.

47 posted on 08/14/2010 7:29:08 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
Every husband should have a wife skilled in this kind of presentation ;-O

HOney, now THATS the BEST coffee I ever tasted!!!!!

LOL.

48 posted on 08/14/2010 7:57:09 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_thela_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: GeronL
Those girls would be 15 or less in Japan probably

Hmm. How many years could I shave off by moving to Japan?

49 posted on 08/14/2010 8:23:40 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 567 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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