Coffee Shops Add Beer & Wine

By Melissa Allison and Amy Martinez
Seattle Times business reporters

When Fonté Coffee Roaster decided to include a bar at its downtown Seattle cafe, the idea was not to have young women pounding down shots at 9 a.m.

But Fonté opened last year near the Lusty Lady, and stripper hopefuls sometimes showed up at the cafe early, ordered tequila and sat down to fill out job applications.

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