Oak Bluffs Mocha Mott’s has closed for a month

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Mocha Mott's will close for a month, reopening on March 18th. —Stacey Rupolo

Updated, Mon., March 6

Mocha Mott’s will close their Oak Bluffs store for a month during the quiet part of winter.

Last year, the Oak Bluffs store was closed for renovations, and just as the project was finished, a pipe in the ceiling burst during an extreme cold spell, flooding the shop. Owners Meredith Aldrich* and Tim Dobel were forced to start renovations all over again. The process involved complicated issues with insurance companies and the Oak Bluffs board of health, and it was Halloween before the store finally reopened.

This year, the plan is to reopen on March 18.

Mocha Mott’s in Vineyard Haven is open every day, as always.

*Ms. Aldrich’s name has been updated. The Times had previously used her maiden name, Meredith Gallo.