Spokane residents: We’re tired of espresso stand nipples

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SPOKANE — Hundreds of residents spoke loud and clear at Tuesday night’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, the Spokesman Review reported.

Their message?

We’re tired of (nearly) bare nipples at the local coffee stand, they said.

More than 200 residents packed City Hall to voice their opinion against XXXtreme Espresso, a bikini barista stand located in the 1170 block of East Sprague Avenue. According to many residents, the stand offers “Topless Tuesdays and Thursdays,” where the baristas, who wear bikinis on most days, only wear pasties to cover their nipples.

Residents told the council they were concerned the activity could take place in front of children.

Resident Dan Ross told the council if action was not taken soon, the councilmember’s positions would be in jeopardy. 

“I have a few friends,” Ross said, according to the Spokesman Review. “We are not afraid to take these positions away from you.”

Tuesday night’s meeting follows eight days of protesting in front of the coffee stand. At the behest of the protesters, the coffee business has actually been busier since the uproar began, the Spokesman Review reported.

“We’ve had a car full of women come through and tell us to just keep doing what we’re doing,” Manager Brittani Burns, 20, told the Spokesman Review.

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4 comments

  • jen

    LOL man those girls dont want the men, they want their jobs and money :p they know that what they wear helps rake in the dough~ but they or shall i say MOST have hot looking men and nice rigs, they arent there for the men :P their just doing their jobs! also really women with the bod that has a chance to wear bathing suits to work will! hell i would, but i got lots of work first, 4 kids and last baby was almost a year ago 11lbs 6 oz. sooooo,yeh. that said its hot in spokane !! blame em? tho now i am awaiting a few stands that guys "cute to hot" guys with no shirts and rockin body to serve me my coffee :d

  • matt

    STOP trying to change other people's behaviour! You don't like it DON"T patronize it! Parents can do a lot worse things than getting a coffee from a gal showing her breasts! What they are doing is not illegal.

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