WALPOLE (CBS) – For the second year in a row, The Raven’s Nest in Walpole has temporarily changed its name to “The Patriot’s Nest.”
The bar is about five miles from Gillette Stadium and the owners want to prove their loyalty to the Patriots.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
“Oh my God, New Englanders are crazy,” says owner Mark McAuliffe. “They are like ‘we are not going to go into your bar for a week!”
On Sunday, the Patriots will once again host the Ravens in the AFC Championship. New England won the game last year 23-20.READ MORE: Ex-Boston Officer Patrick Rose Stayed On Force Despite Abuse Allegation
McAuliffe says the name change last year boosted business.
“We got to let people know that we are a New England pub,” says McAuliffe.MORE NEWS: Woman Seeks Funeral Reimbursement From FEMA After Losing Husband, Father To COVID
The Mad Raven Pub & Restaurant in Waltham is also owned by McAuliffe. That bar will temporarily be known as “The Mad Patriot.”