When the Grand View Topless Coffee shop in Vassalboro opened in February 2009, Lisa Beaudreau and Star Cunningham both found jobs there. "Yes, I am a topless waitress, but I'm just a regular normal person in society," Cunningham says. "I honestly don't think in this economy right that there is a job out there that would pay roughly the same."

In June, the shop burned down in a suspected arson and reopened in tent‎.

Courtesy of Briget Ganske/The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

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