What's Open, Closed on New Year's Day?

Many Island businesses are closed on Jan. 1, but supermarkets are open, liquor can be sold and you can have a meal at Dock Street Coffee Shop if you get there before 1:30 p.m.

Dock Street Coffee Shop in Edgartown is open daily year-round. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
Dock Street Coffee Shop in Edgartown is open daily year-round. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 (Tuesday): It's not officially a holiday, but many Island businesses and libraries are open shorter hours today, so it's best to check in advance before heading out. Some early closings we know about:
Stop & Shop is open until 9 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.

New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014 (Wednesday): Many businesses are closed, but you can still hop a bus to get around today:
  • Vineyard Transit Agency: Holiday/Sunday schedule.
  • Municipal, state, federal offices and banks: Closed.
  • Post offices: Closed, no mail delivery.
  • Retail stores and supermarkets: Open at owner's discretion. 
  • Convenience stores: Open at owner's discretion.  
  • Liquor stores: Open at owner's discretion: MV Wine & Spirits is open noon to 6 p.m.
  • Bars and restaurants: Open at owner's discretion. 
  • UPS: Will be back on the job Thursday.
  • Libraries: Closed.
  • YMCA: Closed, reopening Thursday at 8 a.m.
  • Mansion House Health Club: Open.
  • Stock market: Closed.
  • Edgartown Cinemas: Open: See show times >.
  • Martha's Vineyard Film Center: Closed.
  • Steamship Authority: Friday schedule: Last boat from Vineyard Haven 8:30 p.m., last boat from Woods Hole 9:45 p.m.
Island public schools reopen Thursday, Jan. 2. 

Do you know of a Martha's Vineyard business that is closing early Tuesday or is open on New Year's Day? Let us know in the comments. And happy New Year!


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