Edgartown Stop & Shop Expansion Heads to MVC for Review

The Edgartown planning board voted to refer a large renovation and expansion of the Edgartown Stop & Shop to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

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Traffic Study Results In for Edgartown Stop & Shop Expansion
Plans to expand the store are proceeding slowly, with the planning board hearing results of a traffic study and an update about potential complications involving a bank branch next door.
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Stop & Shop Unveils Expansion Plan for Edgartown Store

Stop & Shop representatives this week formally presented plans for a substantial expansion of the company’s grocery store in Edgartown.

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Stop & Shop Expansion Puts Spotlight on Edgartown Traffic

A traffic study of Edgartown’s seasonally-congested Upper Main street is the first step in a public review of a planned expansion at Shop & Stop.

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Stop & Shop Plans Large Expansion at Edgartown Upper Main Street Store

Some 18 months after abandoning plans to expand its Vineyard Haven store, Stop & Shop unveiled preliminary plans this week for a huge expansion of its grocery store on Upper Main street in Edgartown, including a major redesign of the parking lots.

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Stop & Shop Review Had Two Tracks: One Public, One Private
Four months after the Vineyard Gazette asked the town of Tisbury for public records surrounding the Stop & Shop expansion proposal, the town has complied. Executive session minutes and emails document private talks that went on for months among the selectmen, town administrator and Island attorney for the grocery chain.
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Tisbury Shuns Records Request Over Stop & Shop

More than three months after the Vineyard Gazette formally asked for public records from the town of Tisbury relating to the Stop & Shop expansion proposal, the town has provided only a portion of what was requested.

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MVC Review of Stop & Shop Marked by Many Twists, Turns

In many ways the 10-month review of the grocery chain's expansion plan followed a normal course for a development project in front of the MVC. But emails obtained by the Gazette show the process was unusual in other respects.

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Stop & Shop Withdraws Expansion Plan

Stop & Shop withdrew plans Thursday to expand its Water street store in Vineyard Haven, abruptly ending a 10-month Martha’s Vineyard Commission review of the project that was closely followed and debated.

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Stop & Think

We applaud Stop & Shop’s decision this week to withdraw its proposal to expand the Vineyard Haven store. In a statement delivered to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission on Thursday, Stop & Shop pledged to step back, take another look at community reaction and evaluate alternatives. Their local representative, attorney Geoghan Coogan, added that it was the company’s “sincere hope” to come forward with another proposal in the future.

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