Controversial Coffee 

The Vassalboro Planning Board on Tuesday will consider a business permit request for a topless coffee shop at the site of the former Grand View Motel on Route 3.

The building has also been the home to several other business ventures, most recently Mac Daddy’s Pub at the Fat Cat Grille, which closed three or four years ago.

Neighbors have mixed opinions.

Some say Vassalboro is a rural town and that a topless coffee shop would bring the wrong crowd, but others say they’d like to see a business make a go of it there.

Donald Crabtree of Ellsworth, who has applied for the business permit, told the Kennebec Journal that he didn’t want to discuss his plan until after the planning board meets.