For a small little New England town, things certainly do change quickly around here. Each season, there is always a lineup of new places to open on the scene, which makes strolling through town oh so fun. Below are just a few places causing a bit of buzz. Check them out and let me know what you think!
– One of the best parts about moving home has been connecting with like-minded folk and Elise Gura could certainly be my soul sister. A former private chef, florist and all-around cool girl, Elise opened an eclectic little shop on Old South Wharf called Space (just love the name). Almost officially a month old, her “space” features an impressive collection of antiques (the boat drawings are mint), amazing pottery from Brooklyn, Sesame Letterpress notebooks and cards (I die for their products), tea towels from StudioPatro, among other amazing finds. If you are looking for that piece you won’t find anywhere else, head on down to Space and say hi to Elise.
– The most anticipated opening of the 2013 season isn’t a restaurant or boutique but rather the new Hummock Pond Road bike path. Learn all about it here. Now you can safely walk or ride your bike to the farm, the brewery and Cisco beach. Well done, town of Nantucket!
– As I may have mentioned in May’s Must Eats, I am a huge fan of American Seasons and therefore am quite excited to report that owners Michael and Orla LaScola will be opening The Proprietors in the former DeMarco’s space at 9 India Street. The name comes from a reference to the first European land-owners on Nantucket, who divided the island up into shares. I walked by this afternoon on my lunch break and it looks like they will be opening their doors any day now. The one big change I could see through the windows was the expansion of the bar. Know where I will be heading for a cocktail soon enough!
– Although this little shop opened in 2010, I think some of you may have missed it as its tucked back in the Centre Street Meeting House. Ambrosia features an impressive selection of organic spices, handmade chocolates, local honey, and unique kitchen items. If I’m looking for a hostess gift or a present for that hard-to-shop-for friend, you will most certainly find something simply fantastic at Ambrosia.