Clovis espresso bar agrees to lighten up on sex appeal (video)


Bottom’s Up, the Clovis drive-through espresso bar whose scantily clad baristas and suggestive drink names got a heated review from unhappy neighbors, has agreed to tone down its saucier drink names.

The business agreed to rename three of its most provocatively named specialty drinks. They’re now called “Tropical Kiss,” “Sweet Cheeks” and “Hawaiian Nights.” The previous names were, well, unprintable (at least in a family newspaper).

Espresso bar co-owner Alexandra Ireland of Modesto who opened the business earlier this year at 691 W. Shaw Ave., said Monday that she wanted to be a good neighbor. She felt the name changes were acceptable.

“We want to be part of the city,” she said. “Sometimes the war is not worth the effort. It’s a very simple thing for me to change some drink names.”

The changes appeared to satisfy Clovis resident Candice Eslick, who led a petition drive against Bottom’s Up’s drink menu and dress code.

“They listened to the 150 people who didn’t feel it was appropriate in our neighborhood,” Eslick said Monday.

The Clovis City Council received a report Monday night from the city’s attorney, who said the city did not have to take action against Bottom’s Up. Nevertheless, he said, police talked to store managers to ask if they would consider changing some drink names.

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