Boomtown Babes Espresso opens in Odessa

Published: Mar. 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM CDT
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Call it coffee with a view; When you pull up to the window of Boomtown Babes Espresso you will be greeted by a barista who is not even wearing an apron.

Nyssa Gray, opened Boomtown Babes six years ago in Williston, North Dakota. Williston is a town, like Odessa, in the middle of an oil boom.

“Oilfield guys love their coffee; they're overworked, tired and there's not too many hot girls," Gray said.

Gray said she rushed to Odessa as soon as she heard business was picking up.

"I had the chance to buy this coffee shop for really cheap and got it up and running in a few months,” she explained.

Not everyone is on board with a lingerie coffee shop in their town.

"I don't think it's right," Yuri, who is a mother and wife, said."We should just be modest and not try to show everything off."

Gray said she's not any different than any other person looking to take advantage of a booming economy.

"I think it's smart. It's very lucrative here," she said.