View Full Version : Grand View Topless Coffee Shop forced to close over 'boobies'

3rd August 2011, 12:09 PM
The US coffee shop originally made headlines after it upset locals when it opened in 2009, with customers served by semi-**** male and female staff.
Despite considerable opposition from locals the shop stayed open until now, when officials ruled its owner Donald Crabtree had been putting up signs illegally.

'I wanted to have some fun; I wanted to see people smile,' Mr Crabtree told the Maine Morning Sentinel.
'I started the topless coffee shop to do that, and it did. But now my smile's gone.

'I've fought that fight for more than two years now and no matter how hard I try to make this work, somebody sabotages me.
'These people are bound and determined to shut you down. I'm singled out, but I'm just trying to make a living like everyone else.'
Town officials ruled Mr Crabtree’s signs which declared ‘boobies wanted’ violated zoning rules.
The controversial coffee shop suffered a difficult couple of years since its opening and was burnt to the ground in an arson attack in June 2009.
It was the threat of legal action over his signs and adverts for a **** car wash, however, that finally caused Mr Crabtree to close the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop.