Her rent has risen, but she can rest easy at least for the next 10 years, which is the length of her present lease. After that, it is hard to tell what will happen, she said.
Jasper has considered selling the restaurant down the road, if it comes to that. She has also put a blurb on the back of her menu that reads, "We are interested in opening another location and are looking for investors to profit-share with us. If you are curious, e-mail us at email@example.com."
With an investor, a second location is possible. Jasper has considered Newburyport, Mass., or the Boston area for expansion.
(Thanks to deguspice!)