KHQ Local News

Updated: May 05, 2015 2:00 PM CST

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane City Council members Mike Fagan and Mike Allen are introducing a new ordinance dealing with public nudity. The ordinance would tighten up the rules on public nudity by requiring more to be covered or restrict the areas where these type of businesses can operate.

Published on 06/17/2014 – 10:25 am

Written by Gabriel Dillard

Not content to let Clovis have all the fun, Fresno appears to be the next home to a coffee stand staffed by scantily-clad female baristas.

Pink Pantherz Espresso, which has a location in Modesto, plans to open a store this week at 3862 W. Shaw, in a former Planet Java drive-thru at the corner of Shaw and Brawley avenues in a part of town that has seen a flourish of retail activity.

by Chris Henry, Kitsap Sun

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. – Banana Hammock … there, we’ve said it.

Although the name of the newest espresso stand in Port Orchard, Wash., is titillating, the all-male crew of barristuds won’t be sporting skimpy Speedos.

“We’re going to be guys serving coffee in the classiest way we can,” owner Adam Lovejoy said. “The name is a little out there — Banana Hammock — but I don’t want everyone coming here thinking they’re going to see naked guys.”

by Ryan Van Velzer

May 13, 2014

Bikini Beans Espresso is steaming up the place with a roster of attractive scantily clad women serving drive-through coffee.

As least they’re dressed for the weather.

Bikini-clad baristas are the selling point for Bikini Beans Espresso, a new drive-through coffee shop that opens Saturday, May 17, in midtown Phoenix.


Members of a little tourist town in Washington state are up in arms after comments made by some skimpily dressed bikini baristas.  The comments didn’t come out of nowhere but after a local resident insulted the establishment.  The argument has contributed to fist fights, and threats toward the coffee shop.


by: Mariel

Guys, why are we hearing about the wonderment that is Washington state’s bikini barista culture from Jezebel? We have native Washingtonians who live in our office, we’re shameless crushers of Seattle native Top Chef alum Ashley Merriman, and someone needs to check the Google analytics, but we’re pretty sure we have some readership in Washington state. Why has no one tipped us off?


Written by Victoria Hart

It was hard to tell who the drivers were honking at — the young women in bikinis or the ones holding protest signs and a baby.

Both groups were standing on the corner of 19th Avenue and Elm Street Thursday, July 25, waving at cars and trying to get a message across with their handwritten signs.