Linda Jean's Begins a New Chapter
Owner Marc Hanover has passed the torch on to Lisa and Winston Christie of Winston’s Kitchen, as he prepares to retire from the restaurant business.
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Oak Bluffs Takes Steps to Curtail Jaywalking
The Oak Bluffs select board Tuesday took steps to mitigate jaywalking downtown by adding planters to the small island across from the booth. They also plan to repave the warped crosswalk.
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At Laughing Bear, a Free Spirit Flows for Nearly Forty Years
The clothing store Laughing Bear and its owner Annie Schwenk have been constants on Circuit avenue since 1985.
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Wider Sidewalks, Parallel Parking: Circuit Avenue Debuts New Streetscape
Just in time for the 2022 summer season, the $1.64 million Circuit avenue portion of the Oak Bluffs streetscape project is open for business.
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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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Oak Bluffs Voters Vent Their Frustration Over Streetscape Plan
A home rule petition to ban rental mopeds and a complicated land swap to create an affordable housing project easily passed muster with Oak Bluffs voters, but a controversial downtown streetscape plan took center stage.
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Mopeds, Streetscape Project Top Oak Bluffs Town Meeting
Mopeds top the warrant for Tuesday’s special town meeting in Oak Bluffs, where voters will again weigh in on a home-rule petition asking state legislators to ban moped rentals in town.
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Proposed Parking Changes on Circuit Avenue Prove Contentious
Plans to revamp downtown Oak Bluffs which include changing the angled parking on the upper part of Circuit avenue to parallel parking drew a mixed response Monday evening.
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No Cars for a Day, and Circuit Avenue Belonged to Pedestrians
Aaron Wilson
Strollers, shoppers and out-for-Sunday-brunchers had Circuit avenue and the lower half of Kennebec in Oak Bluffs all to themselves Sunday afternoon, in the first of what is planned as a weekly summer-long street closure to vehicles.
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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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