Hinckley’s property sold to new owner

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The land where Hinkley's hardware in Vineyard Haven is located has been sold.

The Vineyard Haven property where H.N. Hinckley & Sons, known simply as Hinkley’s to most Islanders, has a new owner.

Larkin and Grace Reeves of the Larkin B. Reeves Family Trust purchased the property, which includes four commercial buildings, for $2.3 million on July 31, according to records. The 1.61 acres of property is located on the south side of Beach Road.

The land and buildings are currently assessed at $2.5 million, according to the Tisbury assessors’ records.

Larkin Reeves told The Times in a phone conversation he was feeling good about the purchase. “We saw an opportunity, and tried to take advantage of it,” he said. “It’s a work in progress.”

Not wanting to comment much, Reeves did say one objective of the purchase was to keep the longtime hardware store open. “It’s been a landmark and it’s been here for a long time,” he said. “It was a win for both of us.”

At the store Wednesday, it was business as usual. A clerk at the store referred questions to Wayne Guyther, the property’s previous owner. Guyther could not be immediately reached for comment.