A new espresso stand plans to open next month in the parking lot of the 76 gas station at NW 58th and 15th Ave NW.
We spoke with the owner, Mike Rockey, who says “Knotty Bodies Espresso” will have girls in lingerie and bikinis serving Java Java Coffee. He says that this will be a “classy” espresso stand and won’t have girls in pasties or other revealing clothing. “You see more at the beach than what you’re going to see here,” he told us. He says more than 200 people responded to his Craigslist ad for the five open positions. He knows that these stands can get some bad press, and he understands that they’re not for everyone. He says that if you don’t like what it’s about, you can always go elsewhere for your coffee. The espresso stand is scheduled to open the middle of July, and he plans on doing a car wash in August to raise money for Children’s Hospital.