Owner Ray Hebert could have become part of his family's Massachusetts candy-making business, but he wanted to keep his craft on a smaller scale. So, he opened Stage Stop Candy, where all of the candy is made on the premises, and he invented the cranberry cordial (which is like a cherry cordial except with cranberries). It became a local hit, along with seven flavors of truffles, peanut brittle, molded chocolate and other rich treats. Stop in for just a piece or order an entire gift basket.
There is an antiques-lover's paradise in the Mid-Cape town of Dennis - 285 dealers in the largest antiques center on Cape Cod. Located along historic Route 6A, designated one of the most picturesque highways in the country, the Antiques Center of Cape Cod features Antiques Warehouse Building #4, with shiploads of British antiques right off the boat. With a new shipload each month, the center guarantees a changing supply of antique furniture and collectibles. The center staff also offers appraisal services, house clearances, auctions and shipping.
Built as a church in 1855, this building was converted to a general store a few years later and has been in business ever since. The nickelodeon plays songs from the past, and the shelves are stocked with everything from clothing to antiques to sunscreen to hard-to-find parts for an oil lamp. In the winter, people come in for coffee and donuts around the coal stove. In the summer, the outside benches fill with patrons reading newspapers and sipping drinks. Each Christmas season, an old fashioned caroling get-together is held here.
Wind's up, surf's up, sail's up, you name it, they've got it. This shop sells everything from waterproof watches to snorkel gear. Their motto is, "If it's for the water or the beach, chances are we have it." Indeed they do. In addition to sale items, you can lease a kayak, sailboat, canoe, body board, surf board, and wet suit. Enjoy the water vehicle of your choice by hour, day or week. Lessons are also taught in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking.
Corporate America has yet to come to Martha's Vineyard, and the pleasant result is an assortment of locally-owned shops such as this gem of a bookstore. Bunch of Grapes carries best selling titles as well as hard-to-find selections. You'll get personal attention from friendly staff willing to share their literary wisdom and offer suggestions. Pulitzer Prize winners and other famous authors have been on the schedule in the past.
While much of Martha’s Vineyard closes shop for the winter, the Vineyard Haven community stays open year-round. Located on the southeast corner of Tisbury, and flanked by a pleasant harbor, Vineyard Haven also has many of Martha’s Vineyard’s best attractions, restaurants, and shops. Ferries shuttle to and from the mainland, and visitors tour the lovely parks and Greek revival architecture. Historical highlights include the Old Schoolhouse Museum, the West Chop Lighthouse, and The Vineyard Playhouse, which is the island’s only year-round professional theater company.
This shopping complex that is distinctively stylized and elaborate is a preferred destination for the shopping enthusiasts in this part of the world. Modeled as a trendy European township, Mashpee Commons has a large variety of shops that has shopping options from clothing to antiques. There are delectable dining choices inside. A variety of cultural and shopping events are also held here regularly which attracts large crowds.
The bight purple exterior of this charming boutique makes it easy to spot inside Mashpee Commons. A place that has been in business for over 25 years, Purple Poppy is an entrepreneurial venture of owner Connie Goggin. The store is stocked with items personally picked by Connie and it features a number of clothing options from brands like Bailey 44, Claudia Nichole, Endless Rose, Last Tango and many more. Fashion to suit the season, attires for special occasions, quirky accessories and sales are attributes that beckon locals as well as tourists to this trendy haunt.