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Hub-to-Cape Ventures

We love summer escapes to the Cape and the Islands — but wouldn’t it be nice to have an excuse to visit at other times of the year? Maybe that’s why so many Hub hospitality types are opening outposts down there. Ten Tables owner Krista Kranyak added a Provincetown spot to her mini-empire (which already includes JP and Cambridge locations). Kathy Trustman’s MET Restaurant Group, whose holdings include MET Back Bay, openedMET on Main, which stands on the former site of a Nantucket ice-cream shop where she worked as a teen. And the island is also now home to Sea Dog Brew Pub Nantucket, the fourth Bay State spinoff of the Maine-based brew pubs; it’s owned by Bostonian Hospitality Group, the same folks behind downtown’s Nix’s Mate. Finally, several of the team members behind Boston’s Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale recently purchased the longstanding Dennis Port party spot Improper Bostonian, revamping its bar and offering near-nightly live entertainment. Guys, we get it: any excuse to hit the beach for work sounds fine by us.

_ Stuff Boston