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Topless Coffee Shop Burns to the Ground, Arson Suspected, Really???

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Grand View owner Donald Crabtree with his topless staff

Bikini coffee shops have become popular in recent years, with some taking the concept “all the way” with coffee shops featuring topless servers, such as the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine.

You have to be 18 years old to enter Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, and owner Donald Crabtree told CNN in February 2009 that business has been great, “It’s just been crowds mobbing in”, which is another example of fine beverage pitching in to help out the struggling economy.

CNN ran another story this week about Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, this time about it’s destruction, which is believed to be at the hands of an arsonist.

Crabtree is determined to rebuild, but didn’t have insurance on the original building, so hopefully that works out for him. And if this was indeed arson, I hope the gods of fine beverage karma get Crabtree’s back and get him up an running as soon as possible.

Read the entire CNN story here.


  1. AA3 | Friday, June 5, 2009

    It couldn’t be arson .. who would possibly do something like this on purpose?

  2. Julie | Saturday, June 6, 2009

    Too bad the coffee couldn’t sell itself.

  3. Erin | Monday, June 8, 2009

    The topless guy in that picture is a little disappointing. Is that really the best they could do for the lil something for the ladies?

    I suspect a frustrated woman-arsonist, out of sheer desperation to ogle some firm-chested man meat.

  4. brian | Monday, June 8, 2009

    Thanks for ruining it, Erin .. I didn’t even notice the topless dude in the back till you mentioned it …

  5. Alan Kropf | Monday, June 8, 2009

    Haha, woman-arsonists terrify me…

  6. ErinJ | Thursday, June 11, 2009

    People are crazy. At least at Java Girls the worst they’ve had to deal with is other jealous shop owners throwing mochas at their stand. . .although those burns could be quite bad I’m sure.

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