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Aurora bikini coffee shop closes following boycott

AURORA, Colorado - An Aurora coffee shop whose bikini-clad baristas prompted a boycott has closed its doors.

Perky Cups was evicted for failing to pay rent and violating terms of the lease, including operating outside the shop's premises.

Owner Jason Bernal sent women wearing bikinis onto city streets to advertise the shop. That prompted Aurora City Councilwoman Molly Markert and at least 30 other people to sign a petition calling for a boycott of the shop and other businesses in the same shopping center.

Bernal said he's relieved the shop has closed because of problems he's had with the landlord. He plans to open a new location in the coming weeks.

Landlord Greg Coleman couldn't say how much money Bernal owed because their dispute is now in court.

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