Shop Talk : A look around the Tisbury Marketplace on Martha's Vineyard
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Who says we don't have a mall on the Vineyard? Have you visited the Tisbury Marketplace on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven lately? For a location that has been around for many years, it has recently seen new additions to round out its spectrum of businesses.
Whether you are arriving or leaving, you have delicious food options available to you. On arrival is The Net Result, owned by the multi-generation Larsen family, which offers quality seafood, and a take out counter with prepared foods including sushi, fried clams, lobster, and burgers. For more information, visit mvseafood.com or call 508-693-6071.
Next door lends itself to the kids in the family, as The Toy Box is the Island's premier toy store. After 25 years in business, The Toy Box still offers the perfect toy for fun or for educational purposes as well as arts and crafts supplies. To find this year's hottest toy gift, visit them from 10 am to 5 pm, year-round, or call them at 508-693-8182.
French Accent, a relatively new boutique home design studio that specializes in custom cabinetry and kitchens, is decked out with ideas for your upcoming interior projects. Call them at 508-687-9812, visit frenchaccentmv.com, or stop by the store Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Martha's Closet is next, and a great spot to find consignment clothing along with gently used clothing and accessories for women. Here you might find your holiday party dress or the perfect outfit for your next date. Regardless of your purpose, Martha's Closet is there to help. For pertinent questions, you may reach them at 508-696-5488.
Thinking of building a home on the Island or renovating your current home? Call Andrew Flake, general contractor and builder of more than 40 Vineyard homes over the last 27 years, who specializes in residential and renovation construction only. You may reach his team at 508-693-3340.
Looking to lower your ears? Visit Bert's Barber Shop for an efficient, smart-looking short cut in no time. Walk-ins are welcome, or call ahead at 508-693-2277.
If you, like most of us, have the need for some financial advice, Duncan Business Associates is within your reach. They are available for any financial service, including taxes, and can be reached at 508-696-9400.
Are you tired of not being able to clearly hear your state-of-the-art TV? Have you been dreaming about a surround sound system that will make you jump out of your chair every time a scary movie plays on TV? Well, Home Electronic Design can help you with that. How about integrating all of your household electronics into one panel, so that your audio, lights, and heat are adjusted with one touch? Stop in or call them at 508-696-4899 to find out how much easier your life can become.
Have you been avoiding your annual dental cleaning? Dockside Dental is open and ready to accept new patients. Call today to make you appointment at 508-693-7300.
Phew, you must be getting hungry after visiting all those stores, but before you refuel why not relax at the brand-new Martha's Vineyard Film Center? Run by the membership driven Martha's Vineyard Film Society, the newest theater on the Island has stadium seating with large cushioned chairs.
The Society is "dedicated to screening the best independent films, movie classics, documentaries and world cinema for diverse audiences of all ages," according to its website, mvfilmsociety.com, which is where you can find out more information about their screenings as well as membership.
If you just finished a movie and are famished, a step next door will lead you into Rocco's Pizza, where you can pick up a pizza, calzone, salad, or other luscious Italian dish to eat in or take home.
Speaking of homes, RE/MAX on island is one real estate office to check out and see what's available on Island to buy or rent seasonally, along with a welcoming place to list your home should you want to sell. Pop in the office upstairs or call 508-696-3704 for an appointment.
Have a sweet tooth in the afternoon? One of the newest additions to the Tisbury Marketplace is Not Your Sugar Mamas, which is a raw chocolatier company. Here they carry the extremely popular line of raw chocolates, but also herbal energy beverages and a coffee alternative, Chilmark Coffee Company coffee, and more delicious chocolate-based healthy treats such as cookies and brownies. Most products are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.
Not to be outdone by all the other business, the award winning Hutker Architects is available for full service of architectural and interior design. To view some of their most popular designs, and to learn more, visit them on the web at hutkerarchitects.com.
The only seasonal business, Saltwater Restaurant, is now closed, but we look forward to seeing what they have to offer come spring. Visit saltwaterrestaurant.com for more information and a peek inside.