Torrance's Bikini Espresso closes; owner unhappy with regulations

Nov 4, 2009 Read more: Daily Breeze 149
Gary Gillett thought he could brew a profitable business plan by mixing coffee with bikini-clad baristas in Torrance. Read more
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Bell, CA

#2 Nov 4, 2009
It really is sad that businesses have to jump through all these hoops to make a buck. I wish this guy had a chance for his endeavor to succeed without government making it harder.

Having said that, the service and coffee there are both lukewarm, and the girls are kind of nasty.
Get a clue

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Nov 4, 2009
I bought many tasty elixirs from this fine establishment. The coffees were hot and the ladies even HOTTER!

BTW, Hawthorne would be a good place to relocate! Clothes optional even. Larry Guidi RULES!
Black dude in Torrance

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 4, 2009
Little by little, more and more of the population will come to understand that Torrance is a zero with little to offer.

Redondo Beach, CA

#5 Nov 4, 2009
he should put his coffee shop in PV
right on dude

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 4, 2009
The most interesting business in Torrance and it's shutting down?
Please relocate to a good city like Redondo Beach or maybe Hawthorne. I heard Mayor Guidi is the coolest! He would demand clothing optional. LOL!!!
Double Hmmmm

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Nov 4, 2009
Put your business in Gardena, another cool clothing optional city! We've got Hustler, so bikini espressos would be a perfect fit!
Torrance Family

Torrance, CA

#9 Nov 4, 2009
don't let the door hit you on your derriere.......

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Nov 4, 2009
This place hired beautiful women wearing bikinis that were too small for them. With their mammary glands spilling out, our safety was at stake! Cars were slamming their brakes with people rubber-necking. Truly shameful! Thank you Torrance officials for running this business out of our God fearing city.
By the way, I am gay and currently in psychotherapy.
Christian family man

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Nov 4, 2009
I feel God gave these beautiful women to us to visually enjoy in his graces. I purchased many drinks from this establishment and thanked God after every sip. The owner of this business was anointed in the Lord for having such a great establishment. God will guide thee in future business endeavors.
Hermosa Beach Resident

Plymouth, PA

#13 Nov 4, 2009
Give Hermosa Beach a try.

San Marcos, CA

#14 Nov 4, 2009
COT fascists

Torrance, CA

#15 Nov 4, 2009
HAHAHA mabe if he made good coffee he would b able to stay in business. he over works the girls, takes money away from the girls checks because he cant afford to pay them. the shakes and malts are disgusting! the coffee they say is "fresh brewed" is actually instant coffee(packets they put into hot water and stir) Plus the only people that r attracted into that place is creepy 50 year old perverts.THE WORKERS WOULD GET STALKED BY CREEPS THAT GO IN THERE! its about time he closed it down.

Torrance, CA

#16 Nov 4, 2009
Even a Starbucks would have trouble in that location due to the lack of space and walk-in traffic. Although, the drive through is big enough that they'd probably make a killing in the morning.
Pedro Girl

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#17 Nov 4, 2009
I work for a fortune 100 company, and Torrance made us remove a small sign off of the outside of our building that faced the sidewalk for the lack of a permit. It's ridicules for large businesses, so I really understand how hard it must be for the small businesses!! What's wrong Torrance??? Why aren't you trying to attract more small business instead of driving them away? You pretend to want more for your community, but I have an issue with the effort!!
Big TaTas

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Nov 4, 2009
He never really had the nice big ones we wanted.

United States

#19 Nov 5, 2009
The bikini clad baristas in WA actually got ticketed for prostitution. The baristas were taking off their clothes and performing lewd acts for money.

Lake Forest, CA

#20 Nov 5, 2009
Black dude in Torrance wrote:
Little by little, more and more of the population will come to understand that Torrance is a zero with little to offer.
Good, that's great, does that mean you and your like will stay out of Torrance? thank you.

United States

#21 Nov 5, 2009
Scotto said he has received numerous complaints about the coffee shop, especially its employees standing along the curb in bikinis trying to draw customers. "Unfortunately, as a city we couldn't regulate that. Our hands were tied," he said.

Welcome to the Best City in Saudi America.
Don Diller

Sun Valley, CA

#22 Nov 5, 2009
"Unfortunately, as a city we couldn't regulate that. Our hands were tied," Said the Mayor.

Wow! They offered a Bondage Latte?

Hemet, CA

#24 Nov 5, 2009
Take the business to Tarzana. Tacky run shop. I wouldn't even call it a business.

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