The Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in
, has been forced to close after its owner posted signs declaring 'boobies wanted'. Vassalboro, Maine
The coffee shop originally made headlines after it upset locals when it opened in 2009, with customers served by semi-nude male and female staff.
Despite considerable opposition from locals the shop stayed open until now, when officials ruled its owner Donald Crabtree had been putting up signs illegally.
I've fought that fight for more than two years now and no matter how hard I try to make this work, somebody sabotages me.
Town officials ruled Mr. Crabtree’s signs which declared ‘boobies wanted’ violated zoning rules.
The controversial coffee shop suffered a difficult couple of years since its opening and was burnt to the ground in an arson attack in June 2009.
It was the threat of legal action over his signs finally caused Mr. Crabtree to close the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop..