Stop & Shop Hearing Postponed Again
Ivy Ashe
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday approved a request from the grocery chain to postpone a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 20 to March 20. The drawn-out process has become one of many sticking points in the expansion plan.
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Parking Lot Plan Is Tisbury Puzzle
Ivy Ashe
As the Stop & Shop presses its expansion plan in front of the Martha's Vineyard Commission, focus shifts to a potential redesign of the town-owned parking lot adjacent to the store.
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Stop & Shop Hearing Continues; Town Parking Lot Still Unsettled Issue
Sara Brown
A Martha's Vineyard Commission review of the grocery expansion plans in Vineyard Haven will go to a seventh public hearing in February. Sticking points remain amid growing frustration over a drawn-out process.
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Slow Pace of Stop & Shop Review Is Concern at Commission Hearing
Sara Brown

As a months-long review by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission of expansion plans for the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop continues, members of the commission expressed frustration late this week with the lack of progress.

And spokesmen for the international grocery chain told the commission that they have reduced the size of the plans as much as they can.

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Debate Continues Over Tisbury Stop & Shop Expansion
Sara Brown

Questions of size and character dominated discussion at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing Thursday night, the third such session the commission has held on plans to renovate and expand the Stop & Shop Vineyard Haven store.

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Supermarket Shuffle
Originally an A&P, the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop was built years before anyone on the Island ever contemplated problems with overcrowding. Water street once hosted a modest ferry terminal, a hot dog stand for tourists and the Smith, Bodfish and Swift farm and feed store.
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Stop & Shop Review Reopens With Changes to Expansion Plans
Sara Brown

Plans for a large expansion and renovation of the Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop, which have raised concerns about a range of issues from aesthetics to traffic, had a slightly different look when they came before the Martha’s Vineyard Commission again Thursday night.

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Stop & Shop Delays Public Hearing on Large Expansion Plan
Sara Brown
Discussion continues on a controversial plan to more than double the size of the Vineyard Haven grocery store. Issues involving the municipal parking lot adjacent to the store will be the subject of a public meeting with the Tisbury selectmen on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Tisbury senior center.
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Way Too Big

Regarding Stop and Shop’s proposal for an expanded supermarket and parking garage on Water street in Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard Commission executive director Mark London has put together a list of 27 questions that Stop and Shop needs to respond to. These questions relate to some very basic issues that surround this project, such as flood plain issues.

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Out of Scale
At what point in our history must a grocery store become so large? The Tisbury Stop & Shop debate seems to be settling on two positions, one of which I believe is misconstrued and unfortunately working to benefit this misguided plan.
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