That endangered rarity, a true New England general store, Alley's -- in business since 1858 -- nearly foundered in the profit-mad 1980s. Luckily the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust interceded to give it a new lease on life, along with a much-needed structural overhaul. The stock is still the same, though: basically, everything you could possibly need, from scrub brushes to fresh-made salsa. Best of all, the no-longer-sagging front porch still supports a popular bank of benches, along with a blizzard of bulletin-board notices. For a local's-eye view of noteworthy activities and events, this is the first place to check.
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- tel: 508/693-0088
- State Rd. (in the center of town)
- West Tisbury, MA 02568
- Summer daily 7am-7pm; winter Mon-Sat 7am-6pm, Sun 8am-5pm
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