West Tisbury selectmen approve Plane View beer and wine service

A license application to serve beer and wine at the Plane View Restaurant at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport is now before the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. West Tisbury selectmen last week gave unanimous approval to the license request, which also received approval from the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission, which exercises regulatory authority over the airport.

Robert Jackson, who owns the popular airport eatery, expects to start opening taps and popping corks at the beginning of the busy summer season. He said state regulators usually take about six weeks to review and approve an application.

The restaurant, located in the airport terminal building, is open seven days a week, for breakfast and lunch, and stays open for dinner service in the summer months. Adding beer and wine to the menu may allow the restaurant to further expand hours.

“We might be able to open for dinner in the winter, at night,” Mr. Jackson said. “People can now have a beer or a glass of wine with their dinner.”

He said he will decide whether to expand hours later this year.