Burned Maine Topless Coffee Shop Seeks Donations

The owner of a Maine topless coffee shop destroyed by fire says he plans to have clothed waitresses collect donations in the parking lot to raise money to rebuild.

Under town zoning rules, Donald Crabtree would need a new permit to start operating his business from a trailer or other structure on the property in Vassalboro, just north of Augusta.

Crabtree tells the Kennebec Journal newspaper he's going to set up a tent instead and have employees hand out free doughnuts and coffee next to a collection jar.

His home and business were destroyed Wednesday in a deliberately set fire just hours after he had talked with local officials about making the business more like a strip club.


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  • by Sambo Location: NC on Jun 9, 2009 at 02:19 PM
    Geesh, far as I can see all party's involved were wrong and justice was misused but given.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jun 8, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    Forbes - Top 10 Topless Beaches in 2006 Get your donut coffee and go to the beach? • Anse du Gouverneur, St. Barts • Black's Beach, San Diego • Clifton Beach, Cape Town • Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro • Illetes, Formentera, Spain • La Voile Rouge, St. Tropez, France • Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain • Manly Beach, Sydney • Nikki Beach, St. Tropez • Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece • Plage de Pampelonne, St. Tropez • Santa Maria, Forte Dei Marmi, Italy • South Beach, Miami. Have fun ! ! !
  • by Concerned Location: Plymouth on Jun 8, 2009 at 08:34 AM
    I Am sorry about his house being burned, but maybe God is trying to tell him something about his business. Wake up people.
  • by J Location: Gville on Jun 8, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    I'm sure the females that worked for him can go out and make some money on the streets for him.
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