Torrance's Bikini Espresso closes; owner unhappy with regulations

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Gary Gillett thought he could brew a profitable business plan by mixing coffee with bikini-clad baristas in Torrance. Full Story
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Annakelly

Alameda, CA

#166 Nov 20, 2009
I'm glad those skanks are gone.
Cat fight

United States

#167 Nov 20, 2009
Annakelly sounds hot!
jc in rb

Gardena, CA

#168 Dec 23, 2009
Two grande latte's please
Craig

AOL

#169 Dec 23, 2009
Torrance gets rid of the bikini coffee shop and keeps the shady massage parlors ? Does that make sense to you?
Huh

San Clemente, CA

#171 Dec 23, 2009
Craig wrote:
Torrance gets rid of the bikini coffee shop and keeps the shady massage parlors ? Does that make sense to you?
More happy endings = more tax revenue.

Sounds like they have it all in hand.
torrance sucks

Pittsburgh, PA

#172 Jul 16, 2010
torrance IS crap, whoever said you don't need a downtown area has never been to a real city with a real vibrant culture. If you like having to drive everywhere, taking 20 minutes to drive 2 miles, and the negatives of a small town (boredom) AND a large city (crime, traffic, lack of natural areas and open space), enjoy torrance. I had the misfortune of growing up in Torrance and left as soon as I could. It's too bad people I love still live there or I'd never set foot in it again as long as I live.
Luciano salisbury

Satellite Beach, FL

#173 Dec 19, 2010
Rebecca Vasconcellos wrote:
A friend and I went to Bikini Espresso because we were both excited about a new coffee house in town. Because I am self employed, I go out of my way to support other small businesses.
We were greeted at the drive up window by 3 lovely girls in bikini's. They seemed very happy to be there. We gave them our order then we waited. We waited for a LONG TIME. All of which the girl at the window chatted with us and share with us that she is going to college and really greatly appreciated the work, etc.
Finally our coffee order is done and it was completely wrong. The cups were also luke warm. Harry drove away and I took a sip. It was horrible! It did not taste like coffee but luke warm water with stuff in it.
Since Harry treated those two horrific cups of coffee, I insisted that we drive to starbucks also in Torrance and just down the street on 190th. We threw away the two cups of "coffee" we had just purchased spending over $8.00 and purchased 2 new cups from Starbucks which made a perfect cup of coffee.
You sound like a BITTER and over weight woman, who got jealous of the girls in the bikinis! Hey lady, don't take your guy to a bikini coffee bar, if you can NOT compete! If you didn't like the place just leave, chances are after this type of comments they would have kicked you out any ways! are you sure you needed coffee not jenny craigs LOL!
I was very disappointed. The concept is wonderful but the product was horrific. Before he goes back into business, Gillett really needs to hire someone who knows how to make coffee. He can have the bikini clad girls up front but in the back have employees that know how to handle an order and to make a good cup of coffee!
Rebecca Vasconcellos
Former owner of Rebecca's Kitchen in Redondo Beach and current owner of Rebecca's Rare Books
you sound like a jealous bitter over weight whale who got jealous of the girls in the Bikini! you sure you wanted coffee not jenny craigs LOL!
ExposingStalkers

Encino, CA

#174 Jun 4, 2012
For a 300 pound mentally ill stalker ( My opinion) girl Miss Rebecca Vasconcellos is trying to defame & slander this coffee shop! I think its all about jealousy. When your obese and weigh in about 200-300 pounds the last thing you want to see are hot girls in a bikini.........I suggest you Miss Piggy Vasconcellos stop hanging out at the coffee shops and instead go to the gym so that you won't be jealous of all the hot LA women you stalk and write nasty stuff about!
Further NO your not the owner of Rebecca's kitchen as I spoke with the true owner and she has NEVER heard of you and your used/old/second hand books that you sell for one or two dollars are now being replaced by your nicotine product sales without a license right?
kind of like the fake college degree that you don't have!
jesus can some one stop all these crazy people on the internet!
Get a life Vasconcellos and get off the internet LOSER!
(ALL my thoughts and feelings and opinions here)!
Hello

Rowland Heights, CA

#175 Jun 5, 2012
This sux!!!

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