Monday, March 25, 2013
Clouds filter sunlight on Edgartown Harbor, March 25, 2013.
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Lillian Hellman shopped here. Now let's share our visions for this Edgartown Harbor vacancy: What kind of business should come to this prominent corner location at 26 Dock St.?
This downtown storefront just across the street from the Quarterdeck on Edgartown Harbor has, over the decades, furnished summer jobs for generations of seasonal workers. In 1976 and 1977, I was one of them: I worked as a shopgirl at the Golden Door, owned by John Chirgwin, when it was at that location. It was a busy shop in the '70s. I remember once waiting on a formidable old woman who lit up a cigarette, waving off the no-smoking rule with a gruff "Don't worry, I know what's-his-name." Giving up, I brought her an ashtray, and later as I rang up her purchase I recognized the famous name imprinted on her credit card: LILLIAN HELLMAN. Hellman and the Golden Door are both long gone from Edgartown: The author and playwright died in 1984 and…
Friday, February 15, 2013
You only get it for 1/12 of the year: two weeks in August "plus two flexible weeks," according to the listing.
How many hearts have leaped at this listing on AOL Real Estate? It's a condo, with no maintenance costs, in the heart of historic downtown Edgartown, a block from the water and within walking distance of beaches. But if you seek year-round ownership, advise your heart to be still: This is a fractional offering that allows the buyer access to the property for just four weeks out of the year. Purchasing it gets you two weeks in high season, August, "plus two flexible weeks," according to the listing. The third-floor condo offers birds-eye views of Edgartown Harbor in a converted 1890 building, formerly known as the Colonial Inn and now doing business as Edgartown Residence Club at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. It's offered by Point B …