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Marisa Randock of Spokane, Wash., works for Boomtown Babes on Friday in Williston.

Faces of the Boom: Common grounds: Coffee shops use feminine appeal


WILLISTON -- Two women-run coffee stands have attention-getting names, especially in this male-dominated oil boomtown.

While one business, C Cups Espresso, is risqué in name only, competitor Boomtown Babes Espresso features sexy baristas and provocative humor.

Both coffee stands have a steady stream of customers keeping the owners happy about their decisions to move across the country to start their first businesses.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.