Kathy Trustman, who owns the Metropolitan empire here in town (Met Back Bay, etc.) has plans to open a new restaurant, Met on Main, on Nantucket. Trustman summers on Nantucket and waitressed in town back in the day. Despite her resume, the Catholic church is skeptical.
The Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror reports that neighboring St. Mary’s Church fretted over whether the restaurant would have a negative effect on the church’s spiritual activities and hired an attorney to look into the matter. A possible patio with a 1 a.m curfew seems to be the main concern, but hopefully the al fresco revelers and the religious can find a way to co-exist in peace. “To conduct spiritual activities in the church is to get a good night’s rest. Saturday night is a big night for the restaurants and bars, but Sunday morning is an even bigger day for my client,” the church’s attorney said, not noting that many people do repent their Saturday night sins on Sunday morning as well.
All the same, Met’s food and alcohol licenses were granted, and the patio will stay open until 1 a.m. unless things get too wild, in which case they’ll close at 10 p.m. If all goes according to plan, Met on Main will offer three meals a day year-round. Heavenly!
Met on Main, Sea Dog Cleared for Takeoff [The Inquirer and Mirror]