E. Eliot Mayhew’s store
The story of a community store in Chilmark began the early 1900’s and was known as E. Eliot Mayhew’s store before the site of the current Chilmark Store as we know it today existed. “The people of Chilmark used to gather at a store owned and operated by E. Elliot Mayhew who had a sign on his building which proclaimed that he was the dealer of almost anything”
In the spirit of E. Eliot Mayhew, Chilmark General Store continues to be a community store for the 21st century, a cross between a community market, pizzeria/deli, and central gathering place for locals and travelers. The landmark porch is a true local hub where friends meet for coffee, and celebrities and local workers alike break for lunch. Children come for snacks afterschool, cyclists stop to refuel on their way to the cliffs, laid back business deals are made over coffee, and travelers stop by to pick up a few necessities and try the pizza.
refuel and relax on the porch
We pride ourselves on being a community market where you can shop for everyday basics, fresh local produce and products, and household necessities. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to go or to eat on our porch daily. Our coffee is organic, small batch roasted, and ground fresh daily. Our sandwiches are made with bread from PainD’Avignon bakery, and our famous Pizza is hand-tossed with and topped with carefully chosen ingredients such as fresh mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, and imported meat from Italy.
Our goal is simple: To make our customer’s experience the best it can be. Located just down the road from Beetlebung corner we welcome you to stop by and refuel and relax on the porch.