Shop Talk : March madness
Spring is in the air. We have sunlight into the evening along with the bright promise of a great summer season. Shops are getting in the mood by clearing their shelves for new seasonal products. Many in fact, seem to have been touched with a bit of March Madness, as displayed by the wondrously large discounts found Island-wide.
Vineyard Hearth Patio & Spa, located in Vineyard Haven, is having their Sale of the Season on Vermont Castings cast iron stoves and fireplaces. You can save up to $300, but only until March 26. You may also qualify for up to a $1,500 tax credit on certain models that are 75 percent efficient biomass burning stoves. Call or stop in for more details.
Craftworks in Oak Bluffs, who offers contemporary American crafts, is currently having their March Madness sale. Their 30 to 50 percent off everything definitely deserves a visit, especially so close to spring. You might find a wonderfully crafted wind chime or garden decoration, along with great pieces of handcrafted jewelry. Sale ends at the end of the month, so don't delay.
In Edgartown, Soft as a Grape has its annual Spring Cleaning Sale all month. Everything is 50 percent off, so head down to Dock Street this weekend or next to stock up on some summer tee-shirts, sweatshirts, and maybe even gifts for upcoming celebrations. Just around the corner, Claire Murray continues to host their Annual March Madness Sale, which offers 50 percent off and more storewide.
With our spring ahead time change, don't forget to clip CB Stark's front-page ad in The Times to have your watch battery changed for just $5. Offer ends at the end of the month, so don't lose time heading in.
Panache Salon on State Road in West Tisbury, has their March Madness Sale centered on the much-coveted Bumble & Bumble line. You can receive 40 percent off the Bumble & Bumble Moroccan Oil and Phyto products till the 31st.
Still continuing with their month-long sale is the Green Room in Vineyard Haven (storewide 20 to 75 percent off), and in West Tisbury Chilmark Pottery's Beginning of the End of Winter Sale has all pottery half price.
Finally, B-Strong in Oak Bluffs has a number of phenomenal deals on their fitness memberships till the end of the month. All one-, two-, and three-month memberships are 15 percent off. With their one-month membership down to $59, Craig and Heather ask you to decide if you are worth $2 a day. But their best deal may be their one-year special. At $499 you will be saving $100 off their regular price.
If you know of any other great March Madness specials or sales, please share with the rest of the Island by writing in.