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Dedham Officially Rejects Proposed Hooters

No breastaurant for the Boston 'burb

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A proposal to open a notoriously chesty restaurant proposed for the town of Dedham was unanimously vetoed. The town's Board of Selectmen voted against the transfer of a liquor license from the now-closed Summer Shack to Hooters, according to the Dedham Transcript.

Hooters had made a push to open its fourth location in Massachusetts, but at a meeting in March, it came up against a pack of residents who adamantly opposed welcoming the brestaurant into their town, as previously reported. The residents brought along a petition with more than 500 signatures against the selectmen approving the license transfer.

The only selectman who spoke regarding the veto was Dennis Teehan, the Transcript reported, who cited public opposition as well as the assessment that the restaurant did not fill a public need. He also said the board disapproved of Hooters' "inequitable hiring practices based on age and gender."

Hooters will have to look elsewhere for a new home in Mass., as its comrade in scantily clad waitstaff, Tilted Kilt, did when it faced opposition in Quincy.

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