Topless coffee shop owner wants to open strip club

The Associated Press
Posted April 14, 2009, at 12:23 p.m.

VASSALBORO, Maine — The owner of a topless coffee shop in Vassalboro is setting his sights on opening a strip club.

The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop opened in February over the objections of local residents who opposed the business.

Owner Donald Crabtree told the Kennebec Journal that he now plans to seek a entertainment license for a strip club that would be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. and have a seating capacity of 300.

His plans are likely to face opposition. In response to complaints about the coffee shop, the Vassalboro town manager has a drafted a proposed adult entertainment ordinance that would ban nudity at local businesses.

Officials say the coffee shop wouldn’t be affected by the ordinance because it already has a town permit.

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