The Martha’s Vineyard Commission denied a major expansion plan for the Hob Knob Inn, offering a narrow rebuke of what commissioners called creeping commercial development.


On the eve of a vote by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, the owners of the Hob Knob Inn in Edgartown have put a major proposed expansion plan for the boutique downtown inn on hold for now.
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed its public hearing on a proposed expansion to Edgartown’s boutique Hob Knob Thursday after hours of forceful testimony against the project by neighbors.

A revised expansion plan to Edgartown’s boutique Hob Knob Inn caused continued pushback from neighbors at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission public hearing Thursday.

Neighbors who are up in arms over a proposed expansion to the Hob Knob Hotel continued to fume at a hearing Thursday.
A proposal to double the capacity of the boutique Hob Knob Hotel saw pushback at the Martha’s Vineyard Commission Thursday, as neighbors voiced concerns about traffic and other issues.