And I thought that I had heard of everything! A small motel in Maine is reported to be asking for a permit to operate a topless coffee shop on Route 3, known for its high volume of traffic. The town – lucky or unlucky, depending on your point of view – is called Vassalboro. It’s a small rural town (I could have guessed by the name) and I suppose that this proposal is raising quite a few eyebrows. The Associated Press has this story:
A one-time motel in a small central Maine town could soon be offering an eye-opening way to start the day — topless coffee shop waitresses. The Vassalboro Planning Board on Tuesday will consider a business permit request for a topless coffee shop on busy Route 3.
The one-story building has also been the home to several other business ventures, most recently Mac Daddy’s Pub at the Fat Cat Grille, which closed three or four years ago.
Neighbors have mixed opinions. Some say Vassalboro is a rural town and that a topless coffee shop would bring the wrong crowd. But others say they’d like to see a business make a go of it there.
They are still waiting for the board to meet so there is nothing definite yet. For the life of me, though, I cannot understand why I would want to go to a topless coffee shop. Maybe it’s because I am a woman and not a man? You tell me! Would the idea of having a topless coffee shop appeal to you?