16 May 2011

City Bans Coffeehouse Nudity, Gambling

Bare-breasted baristas will have to cover up after police discovered both nudity and illegal gambling at so-called lingerie cafes in the Southern California suburb of Garden Grove.

More than three-dozen of the coffeehouses are operating in the Orange County city and some waitresses have been slipping out of teddies to serve customers in the nude.

Additionally, arcade machines have been rigged to be gambling machines.

The Orange County Register reported Wednesday that the Garden Grove City Council voted 4-0 to ban nudity, gambling and smoking in the sexy cafes.

Police Chief Kevin Raney told the council his officers have raided 20 coffeehouses and confiscated 200 gambling machines.

The chief said nude waitresses were also found, and says the lingerie cafes have attracted gangs.