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1825 - Town founder Henry Mayo Newhall born in Saugus, Mass. [read/watch]
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[KHTS] – Shortly after the “unexpected closing” of Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, the owners announced Tuesday that they’re rebranding the Valencia restaurant as Varsity Draft House.

“I noticed so many rumors going around and knew we had to make a statement. (Monday) was a very hectic day,” said Varsity Draft House General Manager Richard Moore. “I heard a lot of things like our rent increased, we were out of business. We had not gone under like a lot of people have been saying — we’re rebranding the pub to separate ourselves from Tilted Kilt.”

The new pub will be more “family-friendly” and that the servers will no longer be wearing the “breastaurant-style” garb, Moore aid. The new uniforms will be more “casual” with employees wearing jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers.

Management of the bar held a meeting Monday with all of the employees in which management announced the change and offered employees the option to stay with the new restaurant or have a letter of recommendation to stay at Tilted Kilt.

“We were alerted (Monday) of the unexpected closing at the Valencia pub,” said Kelly McNamara, spokeswoman of Fisherman PR for Tilted Kilt’s corporate office. “We have been well received in the Valencia market since opening in February 2012.”

Management is planning to reopen the pub Jan. 9 at 5 p.m.

“Everyone is very, very excited,” Moore said. “The owners love Valencia. We felt we can better serve the employees and community buy rebranding our pub. We’re extremely excited and we hope that the new concept is well received by the Santa Clarita Valley.”

Management plans to have a menu with “lots of burgers and a very big representation of some seafood,” he said adding that “ the selection is going to be very vast.”

“We tried to build a menu that we thought gives something for every taste for whoever to walks through the door,” Moore said. “We’re sports oriented. We have over 50 televisions, 10 satellites. We wanted to make this a place for families.”

“We’re looking at longterm strategy,” he added. “We’re going to be here for the long haul.”


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  1. Devin Magallon Marco Chavez

  2. Devin Magallon Marco Chavez

  3. way better idea than Tilted Kilt, that’s for sure.

  4. way better idea than Tilted Kilt, that’s for sure.

  5. Jordan Dreyfus Dylan Wheatley yes!!!

  6. Jordan Dreyfus Dylan Wheatley yes!!!

  7. I guess no more Kilt Burner Grilled Wings…

  8. I guess no more Kilt Burner Grilled Wings…

  9. Marc Liff Marc Liff says:

    Ben Russell Matt Liff

  10. Marc Liff Marc Liff says:

    Ben Russell Matt Liff

  11. Brenda Saubert- Roczey

  12. Brenda Saubert- Roczey

  13. Coby King Coby King says:

    R Christopher Irons

  14. Coby King Coby King says:

    R Christopher Irons

  15. Hopefully it’s more child friendly.

  16. Hopefully it’s more child friendly.

  17. Sorry Robert Medina Ivan Barraza lol Robin Aguirre

  18. Daun Muir Daun Muir says:

    Hope the food is better. TK was awful.

  19. Jerry Munoz Jerry Munoz says:

    I hope it doesn’t take an hr for me to get one beer like it did before

  20. Neil Roemer maybe they will have some fresh talent now. Maybe they need to recruit from SAMs Matthew Speranza, lol…

  21. Rito Melero Rito Melero says:

    Christina Marie not the same.

  22. Sonia Quiles Sonia Quiles says:

    Priscilla Penaloza

  23. Calvin Olbes interesting

  24. I heard that it is the same owner. Hopefully he will have more discretion without a franchise place.if it’s no good then it’s all on him.

  25. Cheryl Clark Cheryl Clark says:

    More family friendly??? Draft house implies beer and other types of alcohol. I guess more family friendly in terms of the attire the staff will wear.

  26. Louie Diaz Louie Diaz says:

    Feliza S. Vargas Sal Suárez Jr.

  27. Kristin Hill Kristin Hill says:

    Selena Leoni I think this is silly.

  28. Tina White Tina White says:

    Only this one, or all in the chain?

  29. Steve Reich Steve Reich says:

    And I bet the Tilted Kilt Parent company sues

  30. Theresa Sanchez, it is suppose to be more family friendly. Yep, what SCV needs is more of those! How about another wing joint, pizza place, or sushi restaurant? Ugh!

  31. Collin Riley Collin Riley says:

    Honestly, scv needs something not family friendly haha. I’m tired of having nothing to do. I’m sure many other young adults feel the same way. How about a club?!

  32. Isn’t that essentially BJs? I’m surprised the lease allows such a similar concept within such close proximity.

  33. Sean Brown Roxanne Brown

  34. Marginalizing the Scottish People, and especially Scottish Women, wasn’t exactly the best business plan I’d ever heard! HELLO. *smh*

  35. The purpose of this place WAS to be a breast-araunt! As in, FOR ADULTS!!! And even THEN, people took children! What kind of parents would take a child there?! I don’t even have kids and I know better! If you didn’t want to see that, then you shouldn’t have went. That’s why I went there. In hopes of NOT going to a family friendly restaurant. So, I will not be frequenting this new establishment and I look forward to the Santa Clarita valley more stupid moves so that I have to keep spending my money in an area that I don’t even live in…

  36. Jade Halcon Jade Halcon says:

    Antonio Nio Halcon

  37. Mike Kuriger Mike Kuriger says:

    Still not family friendly ilo

  38. Lanna Ng Lanna Ng says:

    Let’s open a strip club ayeee

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  40. Luis Acevedo Luis Acevedo says:

    A vast menu is the not the right option, simple and efficient menus are the key to success.

  41. Richard McNally says:

    Now maybe my ladyfriend (I’m too old to have a girlfriend) will let me go in there.

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