Spokane City Council rejects barely nude barista ordinance

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 1 at 1:40 AM

SPOKANE -- Spokane City Council decided Monday night to reject the idea of putting restrictions on barely nude baristas.  They voted 4 to 2 against the ordinance.

More than 60 people signed up to speak at city council.  Most of them who showed up were protesters.  When the decision was made on rejecting the ordinance, they were so upset they stormed out of the room.

The city council decided not pass the ordinance for two reasons: One, there is currently a lack of resources to enforce the ordinance.  The second reason is because they said it is hard to determine what is appropriate and what is not for everyone in the community.

The owner of the Triple X Espresso stands also spoke.  She said her business is not adult entertainment.  She said she was thrilled about the news and plans on taming the business down.  She said she will rename it Bare Beans.

City leaders said if the concerns of nearly nude baristas continue, they might revisit the issue down the road.

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