Vineyard Gazette
The formal re-opening of Brickman’s, Vineyard Haven, will take place tomorrow.
Vineyard Haven businesses
Vineyard Gazette
Vincent’s Paper Store in Vineyard Haven, for generations a landmark at the corner of Main and Center streets, is about to be moved to the Call Block, so called, the location of the summer shop know
Tisbury History
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The shop and studio of the Mosher Photo Service opened at its new location on Main street in Vineyard Haven on Monday morning.
Vineyard Haven businesses


A new location near the Black Dog Cafe on State Road is set to open in the coming weeks. Heavy demand on the Island for Benjamin Moore paints prompted the decision, the store owners said.


There are new businesses opening on Main street Vineyard Haven, but the town business association may be losing steam. Tisbury business association president Dawn Braasch announced this week that she is stepping down from her position, and said if a replacement cannot be found the organization may fold.

“I am sending this notice to let you know that I am withdrawing as president of the TBA. I had hoped someone else on the board would come forward to take the reins of the association, but no one has,” said Ms. Braasch in an email to the association sent Oct. 30.

After the last hurrah of Columbus Day weekend, many of the Main street business owners in Vineyard Haven hang signs on their doors saying “Closed” or “See You Next Season.”

On the corner of Main and Centre streets, the long-awaited Cafe Moxie is finally open.

On Tuesday morning couples were seated at tables in the cafe with steaming cups of coffee.

bunch of grapes

Faces are lit up — store faces, that is. Main street Vineyard Haven has filled up for the 2012 summer season, complete with a handful of new shops that add some previously missing color to the harborside village. And the new stores are hard to miss.



Vineyard Haven is a place where people use benches as year-round communication centers. The curved wooden bench in front of Leslie’s Drug Store is one such center, and useful for gathering local intelligence.

“Art Buchwald once wrote in his national column that Leslie’s Drug Store was the place to learn what’s going on,” said Leslie Leland, proprietor and only the third owner of the drug store in well over 100 years.


The shop and studio of the Mosher Photo Service opened at its new location on Main street in Vineyard Haven on Monday morning. This building, almost across the street from the Vineyard Vendor, is sometimes known as the shoe shop building from having been occupied for years by a shoe repairing business. Now, remodeled throughout to provide a camera shop in the front portion and a studio in the rear, it presents an extremely attractive appearance.

Attractive Interior