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Everett officials consider dress code for bikini baristas

Associated Press

EVERETT, Wash. – A northwest Washington state city is considering a dress code for scantily-clad baristas officials say sell sex along with lattes.

The Daily Herald reported in a story on Saturday that Everett officials say the code is needed because of recurring problems at so-called “sexspresso” stands where there have been repeated arrests for prostitution and lewd conduct.

A draft ordinance said near-nude baristas wouldn’t be banned, but coffee stands would have to comply with zoning and licensing requirements for adult-entertainment businesses.

A crackdown four years ago discovered that a former exotic dancer made multi-million dollar profits by installing stripper poles at her coffee stands and hiring former nude dancers to serve drinks.

Many coffee stands in the city with fully-clothed workers advertise themselves as family friendly.

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