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Mass. city rejects pub with scantily clad staff

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — Quincy has denied a license to a national Scottish-themed sports bar chain whose wait staff wear skimpy tartan skirts and tops following objections from members of the city’s religious community.

The city licensing board on Tuesday denied a license to Tilted Kilt, reversing the approval given to the Tempe, Ariz.-based chain in July.

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Two board members reversed their earlier decision and voted to deny the license after hearing from Deacon Paul Lewis of St. John The Baptist Church, who called the restaurant ‘‘a slap in the face.’’

The Rev. John Culp, pastor of Fort Square Presbyterian Church, also objected.

A Tilted Kilt lawyer tells The Patriot Ledger (http://bit.ly/QT5h42) the decision was disappointing. The company can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission or file a legal appeal in court.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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