Friday, June 12, 2015

News Elsewhere: Pufferbellies Nightclub in Hyannis to Be Replaced by a Ferry Parking Lot

An infamous Cape Cod nightclub and entertainment complex has been sold, and it will eventually be replaced by a parking lot for people heading to the islands.

The Cape Cod Times is reporting that Pufferbellies Nightclub in Hyannis (and its property) has been bought by "a trust on behalf of Hy-Line Cruises," with the property slated to be turned into off-site parking for the ferry company that runs boats to and from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The article mentions that the club still has a two-year lease, so it will remain open this summer and may be open next summer as well if it decides to do so; once the lease runs out, redevelopment will begin.

Pufferbellies first opened in the early 1980s and was one of a number of clubs that were wildly popular with college students for many years. The complex has also had its share of problems over the years, with the club losing its license for a week back in 2011 because of a number of violent incidents, according to an earlier Cape Cod Times article.

The address for Pufferbellies is 183 Iyannough Road (Route 28), Hyannis, MA, 02601.

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