Mad Raven to Become Tessie's West

Published by Chris Wangler- September 23, 2020.

The Mad Raven, a popular pub and restaurant at 841 Main Street, has been closed since March 17 due to the coronavirus.
To reinvigorate the business, it will have a new name when it reopens.
Owner Mark McAuliffe told the city’s license commission Tuesday that “We decided to rebrand and refresh” with a new name, Tessie’s West.
Mark explained that his sister pub, The Raven’s Nest in Walpole, has thrived with a take-out-only model while his Waltham pub has been closed.
“That place kept us alive during COVID,” he said. “We’re selling more food than we ever did pre-COVID.”
The Mad Raven pub has been in Waltham for 20 years. Mark did not given an opening date for Tessie’s West.
During the coronavirus pandemic, some Waltham bars with restaurant service have reopened outdoors, with mandatory food requirements and other restrictions.