Conroy Apothecary in Oak Bluffs Will Close
Will Sennott
Conroy Apothecary will close its Oak Bluffs location on Nov. 1 after 10 years of filling prescriptions and providing over-the-counter medicines in the down-Island community.
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Metropolitan Sold
Vineyard Gazette
Sale of the Metropolitan Hotel property, Oak Bluffs, which was largely destroyed by fire some weeks ago, was announced on Tuesday by Rodney D. Marks, former owner, who said that the property has been purchased by Krikor (Jerry) Barmakian, former restaurant proprietor, also of Oak Bluffs. Mr. Barmakian left the Island on Tuesday morning, to be gone for several days, and thus cou1d not be located, but Mr.
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Summer Refrain: Help Wanted; Housing Needed
Will Sennott

Mike McCourt, the owner of Murdick’s Fudge, has taken down the Help Wanted signs that hung in the window of his shop. But he’s one of the lucky ones.

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Chowing Down on Sports Fever and More at Town MV
Noah Asimow
For thirsty sports fans of the New England variety the opening of Town MV came at the right moment — Red Sox in season, and Celtics and Bruins in the playoffs.
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Sophia's, Popular Brazilian Eatery, Will Relocate
Holly Pretsky

The popular Edgartown Brazilian food buffet and convenience store, is moving from its location on Main street in Edgartown, business owner Ademir Silva confirmed this week.

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End of an Era as Curtain Falls on Vineyard's Last Video Store
Landry Harlan
After 32 years in business, Island Entertainment is closing its doors. It is one of the last stores of its kind nationwide.
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Mansion House Sold
Vineyard Gazette
The Mansion House, Vineyard Haven, has been sold to George H. Heeley of Providence, R. I., through the real estate office of Henry V. Sanders of New Bedford.
 
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The New Bank Building at Vineyard Haven
Vineyard Gazette
A national bank building, which, so far as its architectural design goes, is unique among banks, is that just opened in Vineyard Haven as the home of the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank. This institution, started in Edgartown 50 years ago, has enjoyed a prosperous existence up to the present time.
 
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New Ownership at Rainy Day Looks to Keep Tradition Going
Landry Harlan
Rainy Day, the year-round gift shop in Vineyard Haven, changed hands last month. Melissa and Bob Scammell take the reins.
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For Lennox & Harvey Owners, New Store Is Dream Fulfilled
Holly Pretsky
It was a busy summer season for Mark Chung and Eric Coles, who opened their store in May.
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