Edgartown selectmen approve Tin Hangar liquor license transfer

Flatbread, shown on the left, will reopen as the Tin Hangar. M.V. Wine and Spirits is to the right. – MV Times

In a brief Monday meeting, Edgartown selectmen approved a liquor license transfer from Flatbread MV Inc., d.b.a. Flatbread Company, to Once Again Inc., d.b.a. Tin Hangar. Father and son Brion and Jack McGroarty, new owners of the Tin Hangar, were on hand, as well as their attorney Sean Murphy.

Mr. Murphy explained that the McGroartys would be dividing the restaurant space into two sections, and would rent one portion to another party. They plan to construct a smaller, fenced-in outside dining area in the front of the building, rather than utilizing the previous outdoor seating option in the back of the building. That portion will now be part of the rental property.

“I’m glad it’s going to be open, and I’m glad Jack’s stepping in,” selectman Arthur Smadbeck said after they approved the license. Jack McGroarty will manage the restaurant business. He and his father also own and operate MV Wine and Spirits, located next to their new restaurant at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in Edgartown. Mr. Murphy added that it would likely be August or September before the process was complete and the Tin Hangar would be open for business.

The selectmen also approved the appointment of Elyce Bonnell as representative to the personnel committee.