Officials Revoke Business License for ‘Bikini Barista’ Coffee Shop Over Skimpy Outfits

A California coffee shop had its business license revoked after city officials decided that the clothing the “Bikini Baristas” donned was just too skimpy.

Officials of American Canyon, California, originally approved the business license for the Bottoms Up Espresso coffee shop, but after the business got going, the city became alarmed at the nearly pornographic garb the workers were wearing, Fox News reported.

City officials eventually decided that the coffee shop was more like an “adult business” than a coffee house.

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The coffee shop has multiple locations and opened its American Canyon shop only a little over three months ago.

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the city says that they received complaints about the barely-there outfits the girls were wearing.

“I met with one of the owners on Jan. 4, 2019 who informed me that he intends to require the employees at the American Canyon store to wear costumes that are as revealing as the costumes worn on staff at other Bottoms Up Espresso stores,” community director Brent Cooper had previously said, according to the Vallejo Times-Herald. “The business owner provided a ‘dress code.’ The costumes in the ‘dress code’ are revealing to a degree that the business meets the definition of an adult business per the city’s Municipal Code.”

The city’s municipal code requires workers to cover specific “anatomical areas” of the body, including the buttocks, the pubic area, and the breasts below the areola. If those areas are not covered, then it can be classified as an adult entertainment business.

Indeed, some of the baristas have posted their images to social media and… well… wow…

Several other California cities have also questioned the legitimacy of the coffee chain.

“We are a very classy business and pride ourselves on customer service and quality drinks. We have dress codes that expose less then you would see at a pool or beach,” CEO Nate Wilson said.

Fox added: “Nate Wilson co-founded the first Bottoms Up Espresso location in Modesto, Calif., in 2011. He confirmed to Fox News there are at least a dozen other locations under development in the Sacremento area, along with more in Arizona.”

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