Evanston Mayor Denies Tilted Kilt

Sports bar featuring scantily clad waitresses denied liquor license

By Marcus Riley
|  Tuesday, May 3, 2011  |  Updated 5:59 AM CDT
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You can forget about this waitress serving you a drink in Evanston.

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A sports bar chain known for waitresses with skimpy school girl outfits will not be heading to Evanston.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl rejected an application Monday for a liquor license to operate a Tilted Kit Pub in the Fountain Square area, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Tisdahl says the Tilted Kilt does not comply with community standards.

Several residents opposed the opening, saying the company's provocatively dressed staff sells sex. Nearly 2,000 signed a petition asking Tisdahl and the city's Liquor Control Review Board to deny a liquor license to the business.

Tisdahl told the Sun-Times that she considered both sides of the issue, including arguments that the business would provide a spark to the struggling downtown, but she based her opinion on "public safety concerns expressed by residents and the fact the establishment failed to comply with recognized Evanston standards."

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