Ocean View Restaurant, Popular Spot for Islanders, Will Be Sold
Olivia Hull

The Oak Bluffs selectmen have approved the transfer of an all-alcohol license from Ronald and Margaret Jackson to Michael Santoro, a local restaurateur and a selectman. The Jacksons have owned and operated the Ocean View for more than three decades.

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State Road Owners Cleared to Purchase Saltwater Restaurant
Ivy Ashe
Jackson and Mary Kenworth, owners of State Road Restaurant, have entered into an agreement with Saltwater owner Reid (Sam) Dunn to purchase the restaurant. The sale is expected to close on Nov. 4.
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Vineyard Haven Restaurateurs Buy Le Grenier
Sydney Bender

The classic French restaurant that has been a Main street fixture in Vineyard Haven for 37 years, will come under new ownership this fall. Susan and Stephen Bowen, who own the Waterside Market and Blue Canoe Grill, are the new owners. A closing is planned for Nov. 28.

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New Restaurant Planned for Former Eleven North Space
Olivia Hull
The Coogan family, owners of the nearby Wharf Pub and Restaurant, plan to open a restaurant named Rockfish at 11 North Water street in downtown Edgartown.
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Steering the Scottish Bakehouse Takes Steady Hand at the Tiller
Mollie Doyle
On a warm Monday morning, Scottish Bakehouse owner Daniele Dominick sits in her comfortable Oak Bluffs living room reading to her 17-month-old son Rocco who is snuggled in her lap.
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Filling a Niche Can Be Tasty Business
Sydney Bender
A surge of new restaurants in Edgartown and Oak Bluffs have filled new niches to expand offerings outside the norm, from gluten-free pizza to a whiskey bar.
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Goats, Chickens and Veggies: Lambert's Cove Goes Farm to Inn
Alison Mead
Ten years ago looking for a change of pace, Scott Jones and Kell Hicklin left their suits and ties down south and bought the Lambert’s Cove Inn and Restaurant in West Tisbury.

“Who would’ve thought we’d be bottle feeding goats four times a day?” said Mr. Hicklin. “It’s a long way from the corporate world.”

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Ritz Cafe to Be Sold, Ending Decades-long Run for Family Owners
Remy Tumin
The Ritz is a true neighborhood bar — a dark, honky-tonk blues joint that’s a little rough around the edges, but that’s just how regulars like it. The Circuit avenue institution is due to change hands at the end of the month.
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Chef Josh Aronie Returns to a Familiar Port
Sydney Bender

Josh Aronie started his career at the Home Port restaurant in Menemsha, where he parlayed his job as a window washer into a gig as a prep cook. Three decades of restaurant experience later, he is returning to the restaurant this year as the chef.

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It's Always Sunny-Side Up at Linda Jean's
Ivy Ashe
People are happy to wait in line for a spot in a booth or at the counter. That’s because for many, Linda Jean’s restaurant in Oak Bluffs is a home away from home. Doors open at 6 a.m., and in the summer months there are already people outside waiting.
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