Freeport man arrested after allegedly inappropriately touching Rockville Centre coffee shop employee | Herald Community Newspapers

A Freeport man was arrested on Sunday at 8:53 a.m. in Rockville Centre for allegedly inappropriately touching a coffee shop employee.

According to a release by the the Nassau County Police Department, Robert Tomo, 35, entered a coffee shop in the village at noon on July 30. Shortly thereafter, he allegedly approached a 21-year-old female from behind and touched her inappropriately.

Police said Tomo, who is a regular patron at the establishment, was told by the employee that his behavior was not OK and he left the business. The next day, he returned to the coffee shop and the employee

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Tipitina’s to open coffee shop and bar with live music next door on Tchoupitoulas

Erika Goldring

Tipitina’s on Napoleon and Tchoupitoulas in 2013

Legendary local music venue Tipitina’s plans to expand by opening up a coffee shop next door that will also serve as a bar and live entertainment venue at night. 

The City Planning Commission approved the plans in a unanimous vote on Tuesday (July 27), with the provision that all music must be indoors with windows and doors closed.

The coffee shop will be on 4331 Tchoupitoulas St., in a building previously used as a commercial short-term rental space known as Tchoup House. The venue has a rear patio and upstairs deck. 

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Bookstore/coffee house/wine bar coming to Bronzeville neighborhood

A bookstore that will include a coffee house during the day and a wine bar at night is coming to Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

Niche Book Bar is planned for a city-owned building at 1937 N. King Drive.

The Bronzeville Advisory Committee on Monday recommended a sale of that building to Niche Book Bar, which is operated by Cetonia Weston-Roy.

That property sale needs Common Council approval.

Weston-Roy, a locally based author and founder of the Black Authors Collective, told committee members that Niche Book Bar will focus on “Black literature and red wine.”

It will welcome families with children

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Matt Gaetz stops at Largo coffee shop for ‘Florida Man Freedom Tour’

Rep. Matt Gaetz took center stage in front of a semicircle of souped-up trucks wrapped in Trump-themed vinyl.

As the Florida Republican congressman and ardent ally of former President Donald Trump began to speak outside Largo’s Conservative Grounds coffee shop, he clung hard to the cues of the former president, whose image was plastered behind him.

“Mask mandates are stupid,” Gaetz started. “Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election,” he added to cheers.

On a “Florida Man Freedom Tour” stop, the 38-year-old representative contradicted the coronavirus guidance of leading medical experts and echoed disproven claims of election fraud.

The crowd

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Cops: Man arrested for inappropriately touching Rockville Centre coffee shop employee

Police arrested a man for allegedly inappropriately touching a woman at a local coffee shop.

Nassau County police said that around noon on Friday, Robert Tomo, 35, of Freeport, entered a coffee shop in Rockville Centre where he is a regular patron, approached a 21-year-old female employee from behind and “touched her inappropriately.”

Police said when the victim told Tomo “this was not okay,” he left the location.

But police said Tomo returned to the coffee shop on Sunday morning and the victim called 911 — with responding Rockville Centre police arresting Tomo, charging him with two counts of forcible

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