Swapping Mopeds for Liquor License: Businessman Makes Deal in Oak Bluffs

Here's the trade. A moped dealer who controls two rental outlets in Oak Bluffs is offering to shut down one moped shop. In exchange, he wants town officials to hand him a liquor license and a sewer permit for a new restaurant near the harbor.

Town Selectman, Businessman Spar Over Liquor Storage Rules

Sparks flew at the Aquinnah selectmen’s meeting Tuesday night when one board member clashed with a town businessman, claiming that he had knowingly acted outside the law this summer by storing alcohol in a truck on his property.

The board held off on renewing Matthew (Cully) Vanderhoop’s liquor license for the Aquinnah Shop restaurant after selectman Camille Rose said she could not in good conscience approve the request for someone who had repeatedly failed to follow the law.

Oak Bluffs Selectmen Approve Changes for Dreamland Space

Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved an application to alter the premises over Danny Quinn’s Pub, allowing Mark Wallace to move forward with plans to create a banquet hall facility that could accommodate large events such as weddings, dances and balls.

Selectmen agreed to sign off on an application that will be sent to the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). Under state law any establishment that serves alcohol is required to make an application to the ABCC any time they make substantive changes to the premises.

West Tisbury’s First Beer, Wine License

West Tisbury selectmen took a historic step on Wednesday, unanimously voting to approve the town’s first beer and wine license. State Road restaurant, which spearheaded the campaign to bring wine and beer sales to the town, applied for and was granted a year-round license.

Owner Mary Kenworth said the restaurant would close only during the month of March.

The license must still be approved by the state Alcohol Beverage Control Commission before beer and wine may be served.

News Update: Wednesday, May 9 - West Tisbury Selectmen Grant First Beer and Wine License

West Tisbury selectmen took a historic step on Wednesday, unanimously voting to approve the town’s first beer and wine license. State Road restaurant, which spearheaded the campaign to bring wine and beer sales to the town, applied for and was granted a year-round license.

Owner Mary Kenworth said the restaurant would close only during the month of March.

The license must still be approved by the state Alcohol Beverage Control Commission before beer and wine may be served. 

Edgartown Approves New Liquor Licenses, Eyes Possible Suspension

Edgartown restaurant Il Tesoro at the Terrace is in danger of having its liquor license suspended.

The South Summer street restaurant, located inside the Charlotte Inn, was supposed to reopen by Feb. 5 following a short closure. As of now, it remains shuttered. Selectman Margaret Serpa said at an alcohol hearing Monday that if the restaurant was not reopened by Saturday, March 30, the selectmen would suspend the year-round alcohol license.

Il Tesoro owner A.J. Black did not attend the meeting.

News Update: Monday, March 26 - Two New Restaurants Coming to Edgartown, Another May Be Facing Trouble

Edgartown restaurant Il Tesoro at the Terrace is in danger of having its liquor license suspended.

The South Summer street restaurant, located inside the Charlotte Inn, was supposed to reopen by Feb. 5 following a short closure. As of now, it remains shuttered. Selectman Margaret Serpa said at an alcohol hearing Monday that if the restaurant was not reopened by Saturday, March 30, the selectmen would suspend the year-round alcohol license.

Il Tesoro owner A.J. Black did not attend the meeting.

Island Ranks Near Top for Most Liquor Licenses in the State

The Vineyard may be known for its “dry” towns, but four of the six Island towns could be considered the “wettest” — at least by some standards. According to a list of 75 Massachusetts towns with the highest number of liquor licenses per capita, Oak Bluffs is the fifth wettest town in the commonwealth with just 128 residents per liquor license.

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