Every year, the island’s landscape of retailers and service businesses shifts — sometimes a little and sometimes a lot! Team Fisher has endeavored to capture as many changes for the 2023 season as possible to help you find and welcome the newcomers. We wish all of these businesses a wonderful and prosperous season!
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New in Dining on Nantucket
Black Eyed Susan’s | 10 India Street
After a near a two-year hiatus, Black Eyed Susan’s is back open for fine dining in the evenings. Reopened by the owners of Proprietors, customers can expect fantastic menu by Chef Todd Edwards. They are accepting reservations for groups of 6 and under for all seatings 7 days in advance. For groups of 7 and 8, you can book online for their 8:45 seating only. They are still BYOB and now accept credit cards!
The Club Car | 1 Main Street
Under new management by the team behind the Nantucket Tap Room at the Jared Coffin House, step into the Club Car to enjoy a newly reimagined space with the same lively piano bar and elevated New England cuisine. Open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-3pm, and dinner 7 days a week from 5pm-10pm. The live piano begins at 9pm Thursday through Sunday.
The Corner Table | 22 Federal St
Meanwhile at The Corner Table, there is a new team taking the reins from Greg and Joy Margolis. The group is composed of ReMain Ventures, Ventuno and Via Mare, and Mayumi Hattori and Chris Sleeper behind Pip & Anchor. Customers are enjoying a similar inside experience with a revamped food menu.
Ethos Nantucket | 18 Broad Street
Ethos Nantucket is a boutique wine bar highlighting wines from around the world, unique takes on classic cocktails, and a farm-to-table small plates menu. The team behind Ethos is Emily Dusseau, Gracie Schadt, and Zachary Hotter, all experienced sommeliers. As of June, Ethos is open Wednesday to Monday, 5pm – late, and closed on Tuesday. Sample a menu here.
The Green Market | 4 India St
The Green Market now offers in-store seating at their 4 India Street location. Stop in to enjoy fresh-made sandwiches, baked goods, salads, and artisanal snacks. Their grocery items are locally sourced from Nantucket and New England. They have cheese, crackers, and jams from Vermont, honey from Nantucket, produce from Fog Town Farm, vanilla from Great Barrington, just to name a few.
Handlebar Café | 15 Washington Street
Hop into Handlebar Café to experience their newly renovated space. Enjoy craft lattes and snacks in ample indoor and outdoor seating that functions as a fantastic community space. They are open 7 days a week from 7am to 4pm.
O Bar | 7-8 Old South Wharf
Bar Yoshi has opened O Bar this summer, located directly across from the award-winning sushi restaurant. This new seaside retreat offers an all-day menu featuring raw bar items such as oysters, King Crab legs and clams, housemade smoked fish plates, caviar, lobster, seasonal cocktails and an extensive wine list. The focal point of the new space is an L-Shaped bar with seating for 10, looking directly at the north side of the marina and out onto Straight Wharf. Bar Yoshi and O Bar are open for all-day service, and share menus allowing guests at both locations to enjoy the specialized menus from each restaurant.
The Pearl & The Boarding House | 12 Federal Street
After their sale in 2021, The Pearl and The Boarding House have returned this summer after renovations by Blue Flag Partners. Menus boast Japanese and French flavors, with noodle dishes, grilled meats, oysters, raw seafood, local produce, and seafood entrees. Classic Pearl dishes can be found like Lobster Rangoons, Heritage Pork Dumplings, Yellowfin Tuna Martini, Fluke Carpaccio, 60 Second Steak & Eggs, Salt & Pepper Wok Fried lobster, and Lemongrass & Cilantro Prime Beef.
PPX Pâtisserie | 7 South Water St
Serving wedding cakes, pastries, dessert bars and other baked goods, PPX Pâtisserie is the island’s newest bakery spot. Stop in for delicious pastries or schedule a consultation for wedding cakes and your event’s dessert needs.
Sconset Cafe | 8 Main St, Siasconset
Opened July 7, Chef Colin Bixby has returned to the island to lead Sconset Cafe. Continuing the restaurant’s 40-year run since 1983, Bixby is upholding the legacy of the cafe. Customers can enjoy delicious cuisine and a cozy atmosphere upon entering.
Straight Wharf Fish Store | 4 Harbor Square, Straight Wharf
The Straight Wharf Fish Store has plans to return this year as owners Gabriel Frasca and Kevin Burleson introduce a 62-seat restaurant, fish market, and ice cream spot back to the wharf. They will offer a family-friendly menu (with take-out available), a full-service seafood market, and soft-serve ice cream. Serving walk-ins only with an online waitlist, no reservations will be necessary.
Surfside Taco Stand (Think Millie’s Downtown) | 2 Broad St
New to the Strip in the previous location of Easy Street Cantina and Tacos Tacos, Millie’s has officially opened their newest restaurant, Surfside Taco Stand. Customers can enjoy healthy breakfast options, great late-night offerings and lunch & dinner menus 7-days a week.
Scooters | 10 Broad St
This summer, Scooters has replaced Nativ Made’s location, also on the Strip. Scooters offers healthy fast-food bowl options led by the team behind Stubbys. Proteins and veggies are common bowl offerings as well as Acai bowls.
PiknACK | Food Delivery Service
PiknACK, a local food delivery service, has just launched! Currently partnering with 45 Surfside–and soon expanding–PiknACK has no delivery fee and can deliver everywhere on island. For those who dread spending time in traffic or in lines, PiknACK is a fantastic service. Enjoy time with friends and family on the beach or out in the moors on a walk as you have a fresh sandwich, chips, cookie, and beverage hand-delivered right to you. PiknACK is the convenient, delicious, and healthy solution to island food delivery.
New in Retail on Nantucket
Alice Walk | 18b Federal St
Alice Walk combines classic silhouettes with unique fabrics to create timeless wardrobes. Born out of Hingham, Massachusetts, Alice Walk provides customers with fresh elegance and deliberate details for a truly personal shopping experience.
Anna P. Jay | 5 Washington St, C.
Located next to the Compass Rose in the old Nantucket Gift and Box space, Anna P. Jay transformed this cozy space into a spectacular jewel box.
Anna offers an experience that is just as special as the gems she procures with transparency, ease, and fantastic customer service.
Beau and Ro | 4 Federal St
Beau and Ro offers upbeat and easy dressing for island wear. Find apparel and bags featuring unique designs created by Beau and Ro’s fair trade factory, Olive Workshop. Also discover new brands curated by owner Sara, a Delhi native, who works to increase transparency and fairness in India’s production processes.
Calista West | 12 Main St
Step into Calista West’s new location just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Fisher office. Here, find stunning custom-made jewelry from necklaces to engagement rings and wedding bands. Calista offers a highly-personalized experience as a private jeweler, and her expertise is clearly represented in her unique work. Both in-person and remote appointments are available–check out her gallery to find beautiful examples of her work!
Chappywrap | 31 Centre St
Stop into For Now to find their exciting collaboration with Chappywrap this summer! Their cotton blend blankets feel plush and soft—they’re incredibly warm, without a lot of weight. This brand activation is a major Chappy milestone, as it will be their longest-ever pop-up presence (take that MV – this is your chance to shop their biggest-ever product assortment IRL!)
Island Variety | 59 Old South Rd
In early May, Island Variety was sold by longtime owner Allan Bell to Scott and Erin Carson (Go, Erin, Go!), who are Nantucket residents. The new owners look forward to honoring the spirit of Island Variety, where customers can expect the same experience and a variety of toys, holiday and gift options on Nantucket.
Kit Noble Fine Art | 1 India St
Find Chief Photographer of Nantucket Magazine Kit Noble’s stunning fine art photography on display at his new gallery on India Street, located behind our office and the Gaslight. Shop smaller prints and larger canvases at this expansive location where Kit’s island work lines the walls.
Nantucket Tackle | 13 Old South Wharf
This summer, the Nantucket Tackle Center has opened a second location on Old South Wharf. Right across from Slip 14, customers can find a sample of their collection offered at their Sparks Ave location. This location will serve a whole group of anglers who don’t have easy access to purchase tackle mid island. Congrats to Matt Reinemo and team!
Tidal Creeks Outfitters | 32 Washington Street
Conveniently located next to Nantucket Town Pier, Tidal Creeks Outfitters is the newest addition to exploring Nantucket’s waterfront. Offering boat rentals, SUP rentals and kayak rentals, the Tidal Creeks team can set you up for an adventurous day on the water. Stop by to explore the current offerings or book your time online!
Tuck Shop is Nantucket’s newest sweet treat. This chic and delicious chocolate company was started by two Nantucket-loving girls to celebrate their favorite island. Now in three delicious flavors – a 40% milk chocolate, a 70% dark chocolate and a 55% blend with cranberries – Tuck Shop is the ideal gift, island memento or personal indulgent! Make Tuck Shop your own by customizing the labels for your special event!
Tuck Shop can be found at a few island shops – The Green Market, Sconset Market, Bookworks, Epernay and PPX Patisserie with many other pop-ups throughout the summer. Celebrate the places you love with Tuck Shop. Visit shoptuckshop.com or @shoptuckshop to learn more!
ACKnots is art work with nautical knots that represents love and blending of 2 families into 1. The art has been so successful that they opened a line of 100% recycled line nautical bracelets and will be expanding their love of nautical knots to other products in the coming year.
Sam Edelman Pop-up at Faraway | 29 Centre St
From August 15-18, Faraway Hotels’ Nantucket location will host a pop-up with Sam Edelman. The space will offer fun events and opportunities to try on a range of fantastic shoes and accessories.
New in Experiences & Events
Apres Beach, Nantucket Cocktail Catering | Your House or Nantucket Vacation Rental!
Stu Boissonnault’s new venture is perfect if you are looking to entertain your friends and family at your home of rental this summer. Stu provides bar service with mixers, ice, cups, etc… and you provide the alcohol! They also offer an antipasti board and can coordinate a raw bar upon request.
Harbor Launch | Straight Wharf
The Nantucket Harbor Launch is now offering “tag-a-long” tickets in 2023! The Harbor Launch is Nantucket’s public water taxi service. So where ever they are heading, you can tag-a-long for a cruise. Just head to the floating docks behind Straight Wharf Restaurant for the most affordable boat ride in town!
Mast Nantucket | 49 Faregrounds Road
“Our vision is for the exploration of healing and wellbeing to be accessible to all, found at your own rhythm, and in your own way, with support. Through a multitude of modalities we help to connect you to the many expressions of the human spirit. We believe the intersection of nature and community is crucial to connecting with your truest self. Through our offerings, as well as our education and philanthropy programs, we aim to create an ecosystem for the future of wellbeing.”
Nantucket by Water | Straight Wharf Slip #1011
Nantucket By Water is a local family-run company dedicated to providing unique tours and cruises to individuals and families of all age groups. From small kids to grandparents, they have trips that cater to your needs and taste for adventure.
From leisurely tours around the Nantucket Harbor to bigger adventures around Coutue’s wildlife sanctuary and 5th Bend Oyster Farm, Nantucket by Water promises unforgettable experiences.
Nantucket Pottery Private Workshops | Tom Nevers
We may have just saved the best for last! Master potter Jacob Butler invites you to his clay garden for a 2.5 hour private workshop. Have a blast making your own piece of Nantucket pottery with family and friends. There is a 2 people min. and 7 people max. Escape the crowds for a fun and relaxing retreat in Tom Nevers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve.