The infamous Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro, Maine, has been forced to close after violating zoning rules.

The owner, Donald Crabtree, had erected signs declaring ‘boobies wanted’. This was just what the locals were waiting for.

The coffee shop originally made headlines after it upset locals when it opened in 2009, with customers served by semi-nude male and female staff.

In June 2009 the shop was burnt to the ground following an arson attack on the premises.

Despite considerable opposition from locals the shop stayed open until now.

‘I wanted to have some fun; I wanted to see people smile,’ Mr Crabtree told the Maine Morning Sentinel.

‘I started the topless coffee shop to do that, and it did. But now my smile’s gone.

‘I’ve fought that fight for more than two years now and no matter how hard I try to make this work, somebody sabotages me.

‘These people are bound and determined to shut you down. I’m singled out, but I’m just trying to make a living like everyone else.’

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