S tudent Amelia Powell is starting her shift at a drive-through coffee stand on a rain-lashed parking lot in Everett, Washington. A black SUV pulls up. A middle-aged man wearing a baseball cap asks for a 12oz hot chocolate with whipped cream. Powell is a bikini barista, one of hundreds across the state hired to serve coffee at premium prices from roadside huts around 8ft square while wearing lingerie, thongs, nipple pasties or skimpy swimwear.
'Bikini baristas' in Washington are told to cover up – is it an issue of free speech?
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The city's new ordinances effectively ban bikini baristas, but attorneys for the plantiffs say fighting the law is not about coffee or bikinis. The City of Everett violated these women's rights across the board," said one attorney. A group of bikini baristas filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Everett, alleging that two recently passed ordinances banning bikinis and bare skin — including bare shoulders, bare midriffs and bare buttocks — on restaurant employees, violate their constitutional rights to free expression and the right to privacy.
BOTTOMS Up Espresso is planning to open up a new location in California, but the idea appears to have residents hot and bothered - and not in the way the owners likely intended. The "bikini coffee shop" chain, which already operates six locations in California with female baristas who wear little more than lingerie or swimwear, is drawing criticism from Chico residents, who have already raised concerns with the city manager, the Chico Enterprise-Record is reporting. It hasn't opened," said City Manager Mark Orme, who told the Enterprise-Record that he's already received numerous phone and email complaints about the business.