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Cape & the Islands
May 2017, Osterville
The Chart Room at Crosby’s is an offshoot of the popular restaurant at Kingman Boat Yard in Cataumet (opened 1973). This location offers much the same fare as the larger location, which is known for its swordfish, lobster rolls and baked stuffed lobster. The new Chart Room has only 49 prized seats and will be open weekends only until mid-June then remain open fully until Columbus Day and weekends through December.
June 2017, Falmouth
The highly popular Greek restaurant seats boasts both indoor and outdoor seating at the front of the building and a fire pit lounge area on the side in its 7000 square foot Falmouth venue.
Fall 2017, Wellfleet
Enjoy delicious local and fresh food at C⋆Shore Kitchen and Bar on Route 6 in Wellfleet. C⋆Shore serves farm-to-table and dock-to-table fare from a full-service kitchen and bar. Breakfast and dinner are served daily. C⋆Shore is open year round, seven days a week.
Cape Cod Inflatable Park Expansion
West Yarmouth, MA
Cape Cod Inflatable park plans to expand on an adjacent 1½-acre property purchased by Park owner Joseph Maramma. The plan is to demolish the existing building and use 35,000 square feet to expand the water features of the Route 28 Park. Planned is a “lazy river”-style attraction plus some features for adults. The construction will be started in September and the new space should be open in time for the 2018 season.
Cape Cod Rail Trail
Fall 2017, Extension to Yarmouth
Yarmouth’s extensive network of cycling paths and roadways has been supplemented by the Rail Trail extension. This section can be cycled presently by parking at the lot west of the intersection of Old Townhouse and West Yarmouth Roads and continuing south on Forest Road to Long Pond Road.
This long-awaited extension will open in Yarmouth, where the western end of the Rail Trail meets a local bike trail at Peter Homer Memorial Park. Long-range plans call for extending the Trail farther westward into Barnstable. Crossing Station Avenue on a pedestrian bridge, the Trail will roll through woods for 2.5 miles to a 160-foot bridge (scheduled for opening in mid to late 2018; signs will be posted at the trailhead regarding the bridge status) over tidal Bass River, and then another pedestrian bridge over MA 134 to the current trailhead in South Dennis. Yarmouth will be the new start of the Rail Trail, at least for a few years, until it extends further down. The next two sections, from Station Avenue to Mary Dunn Road and Mary Dunn Road to Route 132, or some alternative routes, should be completed by 2020
Spril 2018, Sandwich
Energetic and visionary Christopher Wilson, owner of the popular Belfry Inn & Bistro, the Next Door Burger Bar and the new Gallery on Jarves, co-owned by his wife Wendy Sweet Wilson, will reincarnate the former Horizons on the Bay restaurant property. Wilson’s new initiative will open for the 2018 season and be branded The Drunken Seal Beach Bar & Restaurant.
Spring 2018, East Falmouth
As announced last summer, Brandon Baltzley and Laura Higgins-Baltzley are making their Buffalo Jump pop-up permanent, taking over food operations at Coonamessett Farm in East Falmouth with a daytime cafe and multi-course fine dining several nights a week. The cafe will be open daily from 8AM to 3PM with breakfast and lunch, including a full menu for kids. Reservations are now open for dinner, which will be served on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays and will be “influenced by exploration, nostalgia, and history, using only the best ingredients found locally grown, fished, and foraged.” Dinners are BYOB, and diners are welcome to arrive early to explore the farm.
Soprano’s Casino by the Sea
Spring 2018, Falmouth, MA
This sibling to Soprano’s Ristorante, an Italian restaurant in Mashpee, will be open year-round in the former Casino Wharf FX space on the water. The Mashpee location has been around since 2005. No exact opening date but spring 2018 is anticipated.
Spring 2018, Mashpee
Years in the making, the Naukabout Brewery & Taproom is finally open and pouring beers. Located on an iconic property that once housed The Flume Restaurant at 13 Lake Avenue in Mashpee, the brewery is just 10 miles from the Sagamore Bridge and has views of both Lake Mashpee/Wakeby and the Mashpee River.
Spring 2018, Hyannis
Ten Pin Eatery has officially open its doors for dining, play, and all things fun! The brand new 25,000 square-foot entertainment complex at Cape Cod Mall began welcoming customers at 3 PM Monday afternoon. Ten Pin Eatery is a joint venture between two long-time Cape Cod businesses – Chapin’s Restaurant Group and Ryan’s. It features a 300-seat restaurant and bar area, more than twenty TVs and several large projection screens, 8 lanes of ‘Ten Pin’ bowling, 3 additional private bowling lanes, a Cape Cod-themed laser tag arena, an arcade area and a VIP lounge for special events.
Spring 2018, North Falmouth
Nestled in a beautifully renovated railroad car in North Falmouth, the tiny Epic Oyster makes exquisitely good use of every inch. Sarah and Marc Warner, opened Epic Oyster, a raw bar and dinner restaurant that is all locals could have hoped for: excellent food, attentive wait staff, and owners who roll up their sleeves and dedicate themselves to details. We heard that reservations were critical, and driving up to Epic, we could see why: at 5 p.m., a queue had formed, waiting for the door to open.
New Charter Airline on Martha’s Vineyard
Air carrier, Jannus Air, will operate seasonally out the Martha’s Vineyard Airport making travel throughout New England and the Northeast quick, efficient and affordable. Airline and flight features include:
May 2018, Oak Bluffs, MA
Red Cat owner Ben deForest has purchased Down Island (now closed) and will re-open it as the Cardboard Box this spring (early May 2018). It could have “elements of a steakhouse culture but will not strictly be a steakhouse,” as the Vineyard Gazette previously reported. Expect farm-to-table and “sea-to-table” New England cuisine, as well as a late-night scene.
Summer 2018, Chilmark
If all goes well in the goat herd, Native Earth Teaching Farm and Josey Kirkland will be hosting goat yoga again this season. Sessions begin June 2, and will be held Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM and Saturday mornings at 10AM. Sessions run a little over an hour; cost is $25 per person. Goat Yoga! Both goats and yoga are therapeutic for many people; combine them for a fun and relaxing experience in a lovely farm setting.