Bikini Barista Coffee Shop Concerns Neighbors
Bikini barista backlash.
A coffee chain is stirring up a latte controversy with its skimpy swimsuits and lingerie.
Bottoms Up Espresso has six locations in California and wants to open a 7th in the town of Chico.
Now neighbors are fighting to stop a new location from opening near their homes, because the coffee chain employs what it called sexy baristas.
Instead of uniforms, they wear bikinis, thongs and adult Halloween costumes.
And the menu offers drinks called “Sweet Cheeks” and “The Big O.”
Some are also concerned that a dance school for kids just opened near the new Chico location, but the coffee shop’s owners say their baristas don’t wear anything you wouldn’t see at the beach.