Commissioners approve regulations governing sexy coffee stands


PORT ORCHARD — Owners of adult-themed coffee stands in unincorporated Kitsap County will have to post signs warning would-be customers about their scantily-clad baristas, and they’ll have to do more to protect passers-by from seeing into their businesses.

182150_t607That’s according to an ordinance passed Monday in a unanimous vote of the Kitsap County commissioners. The stands have 60 days to comply with the changes, which include a site visit by county planning staff to check the signs are posted and additional screening is added.

“It’s always been a tough topic in terms of balance of regulation and personal accountability,” Commissioner Robert Gelder said. “Being able to move forward with something that is consumer awareness for signage and screening is an appropriate first step.”

By: Brynn Grimley

Posted January 15, 2013 at 2:20 p.m.