The Name Phillips Means Hardware
When John E. Phillips opened his store in 1928, penny nails were four cents a handful, a pound of putty was about a dime and every face that passed through the door was a familiar one.
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Phillips Hardware Store Building Goes Up for Sale
The future is uncertain for the last main street hardware store on Martha’s Vineyard. The building that houses Phillips Hardware on Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs was listed for sale by the owners on March 15, with an asking price of $2.9 million.
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Brook Katzen Bets Big on Tisbury Business Scene
When Brook Katzen moved to the Vineyard two years ago, it was not with the specific intention to buy a miniature golf course, a year-round restaurant, a taco truck, a retail building, an ice cream chain, and now a gourmet market.
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Evolve Studio Changes Hands
The former Evolve Pilates fitness studio on Upper Main Street in Edgartown and a small house next door have been purchased by trusts managed by Vineyard Vines CEO Shepard Murray.
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Spirited Effort Will Spur Your Holiday Spirit

Here’s a proposed expedition every bit as adventurous (but not nearly as brutal) as Capt. Shackleton’s trek across South Georgia Island: Why not sit down with loved ones and plan to attend every last event being staged over the coming weekend — Dec. 11 to Dec. 13 — of the Christmas In Edgartown extravaganza?

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Merchants and Churches Work Together On a Christmas Program for Edgartown

One shopkeeper says she senses more enthusiasm and gaiety among shoppers, and a local innkeeper appreciates the way people don’t seem to be rushing through the holidays. Interspersing shopping with caroling, tree lighting and concerts is what the Old Fashioned Christmas in Edgartown  program is all about, and organizer Fred Hurley reports that attendance at these events has been steady.

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Island Businesses Report Strong Summer, Admit Total Exhaustion
The 2021 season was supposed to be the summer of recovery. And it mostly was. But business owners said it came at its own cost.
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Fashion, Activism Join Forces to Raise Money for Family Planning
Stina Sayre’s Freedom Collection fashion show last week was a benefit for Friends of Family Planning.
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Main Streets Are Buzzing As Businesses Bounce Back
A year after the pandemic shuttered downtowns, causing ripples of worry about possible lasting impacts on the Island economy, business is bouncing back.
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Edgartown Businesses Hit Hard by Pandemic, State Survey Finds
A recent survey of 28 businesses in downtown Edgartown shows the pandemic continues to have widespread and often dire impacts on Island commercial districts.
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