After yesterday, I feel the need to keep my readers abreast of the what's happening in Maine with regards to shirt-shedding. Those marching in last weekend's demonstration against gender bias were not the first to bare their boobs in this state. (If you didn't read yesterday's post, click here.)
As far back as 2005, a little place called Mark's Topless Donut Shop existed in Portland, Maine. (Yes, Hubby and I had donuts there once. Research, you know.) By night the facility was a strip club, and I guess the Donut Shop was an attempt to extend the moneymaking hours. I found the waitresses to be lovely, and I can't say that the place felt sleezy at all. Coffee and donuts were on the menu, as well as lots of eye-candy for the guys.
In February of 2009, in a little town named Vasselboro, another topless donut shop was born. (All this shedding of shirts makes me wonder if there isn't some ttruth to this global warming stuff we've been hearing about.) The reaction to it was mixed. There was no ban on bare breasts in the town, so some immediately set to work trying to pass a ban on public nudity. Others had a more cavelier attitude towards the place and were not aroused to take any such action. The place was booming, as I understand it.
Then in June of last year, the Grandview Topless Donut Shop was destroyed by a mysterious fire. Said fire occurred the very next day after the Proprietor of the shop, David Crabtree, had approached the town planning board with his plans to extend his hours of operation and add dancing to his waitresses' job description. The fire has been under investigation since, and Crabtree has been operating his shop in a temporary building. Now, all these months later, there's been a breakthough in the case:
(I'm relieved to know that the Tea Party wasn't behind this!)