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City of Everett Can Force Bikini Baristas To Cover Their Butts, 9th Circuit Rules


Last week a federal appeals court ruled bikini-clad baristas in Everett, Washington, will have to cover up while they make coffee and serve customers.

As I detailed in a 2017 column, the bikini-barista business model, which is popular in my home of Washington State, features baristas in small coffee stands who wear skimpy attire while serving coffee to customers through a drive-up window. Everett officials, who claim the bikini barista stands are responsible for “prostitution and sexual violence,” adopted a pair of moralistic ordinances to combat them two years ago.

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