Copperfield’s Bar and Down Under Pub, a decades-old bar and live music venue near Boston’s Fenway Park, looks like it will soon be replaced by Tilted Kilt, a chain of restaurants originating from Las Vegas which has more than once been called the “Scottish Hooters.”
In case you’re wondering why that is, you only need to take a look at the restaurant’s promotional materials, and of course, uniforms.
According to Boston Restaurant Talk, Tilted Kilt will be moving into the Copperfield’s space after it closes in the fall.
Tilted Kilt itself has yet to issue a formal announcement of its takeover, but a number of sources have pointed to the Copperfield as the chosen location.
So far, a number of local residents have been less than thrilled to find out that a Fenway staple will be absorbed by the Kilt.
Copperfield's will soon be closing to make way for a Tilted Kilt. The Tilted Kilt is *not* a win for the Fenway. http://t.co/ZD4YBWcmbh
— BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) September 22, 2015
@BostonTweet No, it’s not.
— Ben Heyman (@heyheyman) September 22, 2015
— Unclerico23 (@UncleRico23) September 22, 2015
@BostonTweet AGREED. I just moved away from that in Chicago. Booo!
— Miranda Perry (@MirandaTPerry) September 22, 2015
@BostonTweet I like Tilted Kilt but absolutely hate the idea of it being in Fenway.
— Sean Fahey (@SeanEFahey) September 22, 2015
Sad to hear Copperfields, a freshman year haunt for us at BU, closing in Fenway area to make room for Tilted Kilt chain.
— Matt Blanchette (@mattblanchette) September 22, 2015
In 2012, a Baptist pastor successfully stopped the opening of a Tilted Kilt location in nearby Quincy, Massachusetts, not far from his church, St. John the Baptist.