Curran: Beach boys come through for NFL

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Curran: Beach boys come through for NFL

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
HULL - The incongruity of it was fun to see. NFL owners, some of whom are among the richest people on the planet, walking past a hotel front desk that boasted, "Prime Rib Dinner, 2 sides, 9.99."Nantasket Beach Resort is seaside, but Nantasket ain't Nantucket. If you want to put on airs, stop in Hingham or keep going into Cohasset. Nantasket isn't like that.Still, as a native South Shore guy (Pembroke, baby!), I felt an element of "Holy crap, they're trying to solve the NFL lockout in Hull!" You could see the same general feeling from the customers at the neighborhood taverns who ambled over to see what the hubbub was on Thursday afternoon. Butthe GM of the Nantasket Beach Resort, Jonathan Colter, made sure the owners and leading players didn't get the same vibe from him. "Even though this was a high-profile group, a lunch for 30 people is a lunch for 30 people," Colter explained. "We want to give the highest service and best accomodations to every guest."The initial inquiries came in late last week. The identity of the group wasn't revealed to Colter until Monday. Parties began arriving on Tuesday. Colter was struck by the way the group carried itself. "Everything was extremely professional and businesslike," he noted. "They were very enjoyable guests. They weren't demanding at all. Whatever they wanted, we provided and they were just a tremendous group to work with, very down-to-earth and respectful of our employees."While the location was under wraps for most of the week, Thursday's flurry of media attention will likely have an impact on the property. "I looked it up online Friday morning and there were over 1,100 articles that mentioned us," said Colter. "It's made our phone ring quite a bit at the front desk."

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