Facing stiff competition from nationwide coffee shop chains, one Maine businessman wants to offer more than just a regular cup of cappuccino to perk up his customers -- so he's hiring topless waitresses.
Normand St Michel submitted an application with the town of Madison, Maine to open a topless coffee bar named the Heavenly Angels Coffee Shop.
"He has the go-ahead as far as the town is concerned," said Robert Dunphy, the town's code enforcement officer, adding that the project does not violate Madison's obscenity ordinance.
With that hurdle cleared, St Michel now has to make the establishment accessible to disabled customers and compliant with fire safety standards.
And even though city laws do not require the Heavenly Angels to impose an age limit, St Michel has decided to only admit those 18 or over.
"Not everyone wants (the coffee shop) but the age limit makes most everyone happy," Dunphy said.
The coffee shop is set to open during the summer.
St Michel was not immediately available for comment.
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