Must be a bunch of old Hag's living in that town.
Citing “public safety concerns expressed by residents,” Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl issued a written statement Monday recommending denial of a liquor license application to the Tilted Kilt pub.
Tisdahl said the pub, which has sparked controversy among some Evanston residents who claim the company’s provocatively dressed waitresses essentially sell sex, “does not comply with recognized Evanston community standards.”
“The applicant confirmed at the second hearing that there would be no deviation in staff attire,” Tisdahl wrote. “Thus, there is no opportunity for the applicant to even attempt to comply with Evanston community standards.”
Tisdahl also stated that the applicant, Evanston commercial real estate owner Ted Mavrakis, “simply cannot overcome the strong community-based opposition to placing a congested and noisy bar in the proposed location.”
Mavrakis had hoped to bring Tilted Kilt to his Fountain Square building at 1601 Sherman Ave. In appearing before the city’s Liquor Control Review Board last week, Mavrakis said the pub would create jobs and help the city’s economy.
The final decision on the application rests with the city council.