Alley's Work Prompts Potential New Historic District Guidelines

The addition of plastic trim at the oldest retail store on Martha’s Vineyard has officials in West Tisbury questioning whether they should allow new modern construction materials on historic buildings.

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Alley’s General Store Reopens

The new proprietors of Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury quietly reopened the famous shop Saturday morning, quickly drawing customers after a summer-long closure.

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In Summer of Upheaval, Trust Announces Board Changes

Punctuating a summer of upheaval, the Vineyard Trust announced changes in board leadership, and said it had launched a search for a new executive director.

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Alley’s General Store Will Stay Closed This Summer

Alley’s General Store will likely remain closed throughout the summer, representatives for the Vineyard Trust told the West Tisbury select board Wednesday.

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Select Board Raises Concern About Shuttered Alley’s

Concerned about the shuttered state of Alley’s General Store, the West Tisbury select board said this week it will invite spokesmen for the Vineyard Trust to appear at next week’s meeting.

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Wampanoags Buy Back Alley's In Business Expansion Up-Island

The Wampanoag Tribe will purchase Back Alley’s in West Tisbury for a price reported to be in the high six figures.

Howard and Susie Ulfelder, longtime owners of the up-Island bakery and deli, have already accepted the tribe’s offer and expect the deal to close in the next few weeks.

The purchase will consolidate tribal ownership of Back Alley’s with its management of Alley’s General Store, which the tribe leases from the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust.

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Vineyard Trust Contracts With LeRoux to Operate Alley’s General Store

The trust announced Thursday that the owners of LeRoux — a kitchen and home-goods store based in Vineyard Haven — will manage the historic general store.

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Alley's Gets Pre-Holiday Attention

Alley's General Store is having exterior work done before the holidays, according to the Vineyard Trust.

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Sitting a Spell With the Porch Pals

It’s called Squid Row, and it is the harbor’s number one repository for gossip, stories, memories and fishing tales of questionable veracity.

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Alley’s Store, West Tisbury Institution, Passes to the Ulfelder Family
Polly Woollcott Murphy
This week for the second time in less than a decade, Alley’s Store, a venerable West Tisbury institution, is changing hands. Howard and Susan Ulfelder of Hingham are buying the store from Charlie and Teena Parton, who bought it from the Alley family six years ago.
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