Fountain of Youth: Own a Toy Store On the Vineyard
Katherine Gianni
Kate and Alex Salop of West Tisbury are the new owners of the Toy Box in Vineyard Haven.
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Busy Season Has Arrived, but Summer Workers Have Not
Noah Asimow and Katherine Gianni
The summer labor shortage on the Vineyard is nothing new, but this year many business owners feel it is worse than ever.
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Menemsha Fish House Eyes New Location
Landry Harlan

Owners hope to open a retail and wholesale location in the airport business park sometime this summer.

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Free Cones, New Owner: Dairy Queen Has Its Grand Opening
Landry Harlan

The line spilled out the door at the Edgartown Dairy Queen Thursday afternoon as crowds of squealing students celebrated the reopening of the beloved Island franchise with free ice cream cones.

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H2-B Visa Changes Lead to Summer Labor Shortage
Holly Pretsky
Several Island hotels are facing a labor shortage this summer due to changes in how seasonal work visas are distributed.
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Back Door Donuts Sold to Boston Businessmen
Sara Brown
Three Boston businessmen are the new owners of Back Door Donuts. Janice Casey, who has owned the business for 17 years with her partner Rita Brown, confirmed the sale Wednesday.
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Female Mechanics Rock; Female Auto Shop Owners Rule
Steve Myrick
After working for years as a mechanic for McIntosh Motors, Andrea Campbell has stepped into an ownership role. Her new business is Andrea’s Auto.
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Shiretown Meats Goes Up for Sale
Steve Myrick

Shiretown Meats, the popular, long-established butcher shop in Edgartown, is listed for sale with an Island real estate agency.

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For 21 Years, “The Smallest Bookshop in the World” Has Reflected Vineyard Reading Taste
Eleanor R. Mayhew
One score plus one year ago, to wit, July 4, 1946, Borrowdale, “the smallest bookshop in the world,” opened its doors to the public in Edgartown. It was then, and is still today, the only shop on the Vineyard devoted solely to the purveyance of literature without resort to the lure of coupons or kickapoo juice or the like. Established by the late Gerald and Margaret Chittenden shortly before his retirement from the faculty of St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., Borrowdale quickly became known as the place you could purchase good books immediately, and order the other kind.
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Murdick's Fudge, Where the Holiday Sweet Tooth Reigns
Bill Eville
Fudge may seem synonymous with summer but the holiday rush is heavy too at Murdick's Fudge. On a recent afternoon, Double Chocolate had the lead for a brief moment but S’mores soon beat it out for number one.
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