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.
Cape Cod is one of the most spectacular bird-watching paradises in North America, so a store like this seems only natural. Located in the Lower Cape area, this general store features a full range of bird-watching paraphernalia, feeders, guides, videos, tapes and CDs, as well as cute mugs, T-shirts and calendars to remind yourself of the birds when you can't be out there with your field glasses on. Birders are eternally grateful when they walk in, while non-birders can browse for that just-so gift for birding friends and family members.
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.
Journeys, located in the Cape Cod Mall, is a boutique which specializes in clothing and accessories for all - men, women and children. Come and browse through their selection of casual but stylish shoes, clothes and accessories.
The Children's Place, as the name suggests is a chain of shops which sells clothes and accessories for babies and children. Located in the Cape Cod Mall, this store has a quite a range of fashionable but comfortable selection which includes seasonal clothing, t-shirts with graphic designs, clothes for new born babies and more.
The Cape Cod Mall has a stylish white façade with stately columns. It houses 100 chain and niche retailers, a food court with a capacity of 400 guests and a multiplex. The restaurants range from those serving American classics to kebab eateries. It has most of the famous apparel, jewelry and cosmetics brand stores.