Liquor licenses

Edgartown Extends Seasonal Liquor Licenses Into December

Edgartown selectmen extended the town’s seasonal liquor licenses two weeks into December to encompass the Christmas in Edgartown weekend, despite concerns from year-round package stores.

Oak Bluffs Seeks Consensus in Revamping Town Alcohol Rules

Oak Bluffs police officers, business owners and neighborhood residents filled many of the seats at an alcohol licensing workshop Tuesday evening, held by selectmen during their regular meeting.

Selectmen Approve Liquor License Transfer for Tin Hangar Restaurant

Edgartown selectmen Monday approved the transfer of a seasonal alcohol license from Flatbread Company to Once Again, Inc.

Edgartown Approves Liquor License Changes

Edgartown selectmen approved alcohol license changes for two downtown businesses at their Monday meeting.


Chilmark Says No to Beer and Wine, Yes to Plastic Bag Ban

Chilmark has become the fourth Island town to adopt a ban on single-use plastic bags, and will remain the last town on the Island not to allow beer and wine to be sold in restaurants.

Spirited Debate About Alcohol in Chilmark

A proposal to allow beer and wine sales at restaurants in Chilmark came under fire at a selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday. Several longtime residents gathered to speak out against the idea.

Liquor License on Hold for Bookstore's Expanded Cafe

The Edgartown selectmen have reconsidered granting a liquor license to Edgartown Books after learning they did not have the proper approval from other town boards. Last week, the board approved an all-alcohol license for the cafe behind the bookstore, but on Monday the decision was put on hold.

New Bowling Alley Granted Full Liquor License

The lanes planned for downtown Oak Bluffs will be allowed to sell alcohol but with earlier closing hours than Circuit avenue bars, the town selectmen decided Tuesday. The bowling alley project is the brainchild of architect Reid (Sam) Dunn.

Selectmen Approve License for Seasonal Liquor Store

The Edgartown selectmen have approved a license for a new seasonal liquor store in Edgartown. The new store will take the place of Town Provisions on Mayhew Lane.

Chilmark Public Meeting Hears Opposition to Alcohol Sales

A public meeting held by the Chilmark selectmen this week saw vocal opposition to the idea of alcohol sales in restaurants.

Chilmark is the last dry town on the Vineyard. The selectmen received a letter of interest two weeks ago from Bob and Sarah Nixon, owners of the Menemsha and Beach Plum Inns and the Home Port Restaurant, about allowing alcohol sales in restaurants.