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Neighbors steamed over bikini espresso stand

Knotty Bodies barista Autumn Novaria Knotty Bodies barista Autumn Novaria

BELLEVUE, Wash. - The view is what Nick Bean loved the most about his Bellevue, Washington office which is perched across the street from Crossroads Park and less than a mile from his house. That was, until a new neighbor moved in.

"This is a family oriented neighborhood," said Bean, "this stand just doesn't fit."

Bean is talking about the new "Knotty Bodies" espresso stand that opened Saturday. It sits in between the park, a daycare center and a residential neighborhood.

"It was nice to see the coffee house kind of be renovated," said neighbor Bethann Joyner, "but once I saw the sign go up I could tell what it was all about and it was really disappointing."

Some residents have decided to take their disappointment to Monday night's city council meeting.

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Nick Bean loved the view from his Bellevue office until the 'Knotty Bodies' espresso stand opened


"I can't imagine what the city of Bellevue was thinking," said Carol Walker, who lives in Crossroads.

Knotty Bodies barista Autumn Novaria says they have the right permits and the right to be there.

"We try to keep it not as risque here, there's no pasties or anything like that," said Novaria. "We didn't put a window there in the back because of the park."

"It just think it's inappropriate," said Joyner.

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