Topless Coffee Shop Will Rebuild 

Donald Crabtree will be allowed to rebuild the Grandview topless coffee shop in Vassalboro.Crabtree went before the planning board Tuesday night.The last time he went before the board was June 2nd. That night, his business burned to the ground.Investigators determined it was arson…no arrests have been made.Last night, Vassalboro planning board members agreed to a larger building that will hold 80 people. And they’ll allow the hours to change from 6 pm to 1 am for a closing time.But, the board also placed two stipulations for Donald Crabtree.The exterior of the building must be complete before he occupies the building.And once he does move in, Crabtree has one year to remove the debris from the fire of the original coffee shop.Some on the planning board wanted the burnt debris removed before the coffee shop opened, but Crabtree said it would cost $16,000 to remove the 650 yards of material, and that would set his business up to fail.Crabtree did ask about music and waitresses dancing in the establishment.The planning board told him those would be substantial changes, and would therefore fall under the town’s new adult business ordinance.