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Maine's Famous Topless Coffeeshop Finally Sees Justice

January 2, 2012 at 9:46 AM | by | ()

In the long tradition of destination stories here at Jaunted, we've never abandoned covering the dramatic history of the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine. Opening nearly three years ago with $3 coffee and $2 donuts and free gazing at the waitress' gazongas. As expected, the joint was controversial from the start and even a mini-documentary went about profiling the place and its customers.

Then it burnt to the ground. Suspiciously. Well CBS News shares that the arsonist has finally been convicted, and he wasn't doing it for morality reasons at all; he was angry at his ex-girlfriend, an employee of the Grand View who had left him to shack up with the coffeeshop's owner. Raymond Bellavance Jr. is now headed to jail as the Grand View gets on with business.

Following the fire, the Grand View was temporarily reopened in a tent. Finally it moved to a more permanent trailer on the property and local regulars as well as roadtripping tourists can visit the girls and their goodies while grabbing a cup of java.

Pro-tip: Recent travels around Washington reveal that Maine isn't the only state with a thing for topless coffeeshops. Drive-thru kiosks near Everett, WA especially specialize in near-topless service. It is weird.

[Photo: The Sunday Best]

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