We had an adult doughnut shop around 1989.
Located on the northeast corner of I-25 and Highway 14, it survived only a few months.
“Sheriff Jim Black was gunning for the owner of that place from the day it opened,” says my friend whose name I won’t say because he was a regular there (and somehow he remains my friend anyway).
“And the local Bible thumpers hated it too,” he says.
But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t popular. Truckers from all over the country packed the parking lot every night. The local men stopped by after work. Even Geraldo came out and did a story.
They came out to pay $2.25 for ordinary cups of coffee served by topless women.
The women weren’t as comely as the one on the coffee mug. Rather they were a little more “gravitationally challenged” than your average college girls, and Sheriff Jim Black felt sure they were selling more than coffee, I’m told.
“So how were the doughnuts?” I asked my friend, the regular.
“I don’t remember,” he says.
But he does remember the day the sheriff finally busted the owner on a drug charge. “I called my brother and said, ‘guess what? Sheriff Jim Black closed Debbie duz Donuts today’.”
“That sonofabitch,” he replied.
Those were the days!
Oh my! I can see all the self-righteous taking up arms and marching on the capitol! What a fun story!
lol! this is hilarious. *saunters off to post a link on her site*
It was alright as long as Debbie only did doughnuts. The problem arose when Debbie sold some crystal meth to a Sheriff’s deputy. Self-righteousness had nothing to do with it. They broke the law in an extremely stupid manner.
You’re right, Jack. The owner tried to appeal the bust saying the drugs were planted on him and the Sheriff was harassing him. But in the end, he admitted to having the drugs and the appeal was thrown out. Details of the case are here: http://www.altlaw.org/v1/cases/1053572
I taped that Geraldo episode, hoping to see some local scenery, but apart from an ambiguous establishing shot, it was all interviews and fuzzed-out waitresses.
Silver was my favorite waitress. They should have cut down on the mirror and chrome in there though. Silver was the prettiest dish!
I never went there. Really! But my uncle in California always gave me a hard time about it. If he called and I was not home, he would leave a message about me being out for a doughnut.
He found out the place was closing and sent me a real Hallmark-type condolence card.
Bob McDonnell http://www.wordsbybob.com
I use to work there!!! I was known as C.J. if anyone remembers me. I had a tatoo of my initials on my right breast, I was known as the only waitress with a nametag. Some called me the Georgia peach. I was the youngest waitress there. I was NOT gravitationally challenged by any damn means! I was there from the time they opened until the day they closed down. It lasted more than a couple of months..i dont remember how longe exactly but it was over a year. I got the impression that bastard Sheriff Jim Black thought we were prostitutes…well hell no we werent. Now I am grown with kids of my own but I wouldnt change my younger days for anything..but if I caught my daughter working at a place like that..i’d kill her!
Hi Connie, You can’t see it from where you are, but as administrator, I can… a lot of people are coming to read your comment and telling each other about it. Thanks so much for giving us a great first-hand perspective!
Hey CJ. Sounds like your life is going good. Your telling it like it was, except Black wasn’t the problem, Dennis was. His attitude is what spurred Black to do his thing. That’s why Cathy and I walked away before the %8%* hit the fan. Regards from your old boss Tom
the only waitress with a nametag. lol! LOVE IT! that rocks, connie.
LOL Now that is a NAMETAG!
I had completely forgotten about that place! Still living in the dorms, not having a car, I didn’t get around town much, so it was something I heard about or read about in the Collegian. Thanks for the memories of the uproar around Debbie Duz Donuts (I remember Geraldo coming to town for that! Perfect Geraldo fodder).
I remember being stationed at Lowry, AFB. To make a long story short a couple buddies of mine and I saw the Geraldo episode and decided after visiting the Fort Collins Bud Brewery we would visit the donut shop. Great donuts? I honestly don’t remember! Good coffee? Slips my mind wether it was or not! But I do remember this it was the best donut place a 24 year old man ever went to.
By the way CJ I don’t remember if you worked there that day or not but my hat is off to you and all of the other girls that worked there.
Seems like Fort Collins is back to Geraldo type fodder again. Balloon Boy makes me long for the Rush Limbaugh bake sale and of course Debbie Duz Donuts!
We also had the ex-wife of the Letterman blackmailer just a couple weeks ago. Fort Collins belongs on some kind of top 10 list for cheesy media magnets.
Oh wow, does this bring back memories! A friend of mine and I used to make the occasional weekend run from northern Wyoming to Denver and, once we became aware of Debbie’s, we would stop there on the way down and the way back home.
None of the waitresses we saw were “gravitationally challenged.” They were fine, healthy and young specimens of the gender.On a later trip, there also was some dude in a speedo on roller skates working the counter, and we wondered “what is this crap?”
Every time we went there the place was packed with truckers. We would leave Denver EARLY on a Sunday morning to avoid traffic and Debbie’s was full even then.
The coffee was OK. The donuts must have come from a local bakery as they were in large paper boxes and, if memory serves, were fresh.
Even if it weren’t for the drug sales (how stupid was that?), I’m sure the local Christians would have found a way to close down Debbie Duz Donuts.
Kind of miss the place.
We also used to have a Hooters not too long ago, and more “gentleman’s clubs” than the last one grandfathered in (Hunt Club). Prudy Judy’s had their suburbanite way with the town long ago. Look up the people who got The Purple Martini to not open a Martini bar here in 2005 and those are your culprits.
To be honest I never saw much point. Just hang out near campus during rush week if you want to see naked people. That and I was too young at the time (7) to actually frequent this doughnut shop.
I even registered as Re[publican just for the primary so I could help the movement which wanted Sheriff Black’s ass OUT!!! IT WORKED
What a douche
I was reminiscing and wondered what ever happened to the donut shop, so I looked it up and came across this post….brings back a lot of memories (I was station at FE Warren, but spent some time living in Fort Collins with some civilian friends). I remember all the uproar when the donut shop opened. I kept meaning to go check it out, but I never did… :-(