Lights Stay on at Wayward Wampum

At the far western tip of the Island, Wayward Wampum has remained open since Labor Day, expanding the social landscape in a remote area.

Beyond Bespoke, Francois the Tailor Is a Cut Above

Going to a double feature at the local movie theatre in Gonaives, Haiti had two purposes for Francois Delphin as a young man.

The Future is Paved with History

A quick drive around Martha’s Vineyard reveals a tapestry of architectural styles, from the stately homes of former whaling captains in Edgartown to the colorful Victorian gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs.

Ritz Cafe Opens Again With New Owners

The popular Circuit avenue tavern is undergoing renovations following a change in ownership. The new owners are Larkin and Jacqueline Stallings, longtime seasonal residents.

Ritz Cafe to Be Sold, Ending Decades-long Run for Family Owners

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.

Lululemon Pops Up in Edgartown

The yoga-inspired apparel chain will test the Island retail market this summer with a four-month pop-up store on South Summer street in Edgartown.

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.

Walking Blues No More, the Cobbler Shop Returns

The Cobbler Shop is back in business. Owner Nancy MacMullen officially reopened last Tuesday after a long hiatus, and her to-do list was full right away.

One Last Week Before Needle Is Raised at Aboveground Records

As Aboveground Records prepares to close its doors on Saturday, owner Mike Barnes declares that this week is all about hanging out. “This week isn’t about commerce, it’s about friendship," he said on Sunday afternoon.

Aboveground Records Will Close

After nearly 20 years in business, Aboveground Records, the landmark indie Island record store that has had a following among people of all ages, plans to close its doors.

On Wednesday morning this week Aboveground founder and owner Michael Barnes announced a closing date for the beloved store at the Triangle in Edgartown by posting a simple message reading on the store’s Facebook page: “1995-2014.”

“We’re in the final three months,” Mr. Barnes told the Gazette on Wednesday. He said he will likely close in the first week of January 2014.