The Old Variety Store building in downtown Oak Bluffs adjacent to the Flying Horses Carousel is slated for teardown, after the town issued a demolition permit last month and the select board approved a sidewalk closure at the site Tuesday.


After listening to emotional testimony from town residents on Wednesday, the Cottage City Historic District Commission decided to continue a public hearing on the fate of the Old Variety Store in downtown Oak Bluffs.


The Old Variety Store behind the Flying Horses has come into the public spotlight with the news that the owner wants to tear it down and replace it with a new building.
The Cottage City historic district commission this week took a first look at a plan to demolish and rebuild a dilapidated building that abuts the landmark Flying Horses Carousel.