NIR Retail Announces New Openings on Nantucket for Summer 2017

NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (June 2017) – NIR Retail ( is pleased to announce the addition of four retail shops and a new restaurant to its exciting line-up of on Island retailers and restaurants. “NIR Retail is excited to bring four unique boutiques and one new eatery to Nantucket. Three of the new retailers – deWolfe Leather Goods, Levitate Surf Shop and Perch are opening outposts to their popular mainland stores. Nantucket Whaler is bringing their signature Nantucket wear direct to shoppers with their new storefront on Old South Wharf. Nantucket’s newest restaurant, English gastro-pub The Charlie Noble, is the third restaurant from B-ACK Yard BBQ and Surfside Smokehouse owner Fred Bisaillon,” explains NIR Retail Marketing Manager Rebekah Macchia.

deWolfe Leather Goods -
The Courtyard at 16 Straight Wharf
Newbury Street pop-up boutique deWolfe Leather Goods opens this summer on South Wharf, Nantucket. The shop features artisan leather goods including handmade bags, wallets and more. Named Best of Boston 2016, deWolfe specializes in custom leather work and one-of-a-kind pieces made in store. Shoppers can peruse the boutique’s ready to wear collection and meet with lead designer Gina deWolfe to create their own custom designs. The collection is timeless and versatile. Designs are contemporary classic, hand crafted to last a lifetime.

Levitate Surf Shop -
39 Straight Wharf
Founded in 2003 by the late Bob Pollard, Levitate is a unique shop featuring surf and skate merchandise, music and art. The company’s mission is to uplift and grow surrounding communities. The Levitate Music Festival draws thousands of fans annually in Marshfield, MA. Levitate’s unique retail mix features its own line of bikinis, board shorts, tees, flip flops and shades. The company’s flagship store is also located in Marshfield, MA.

Nantucket Whaler -
5 Old South Wharf
Nantucket Whaler clothing embodies the grit, strength and enduring nature of the sea, and those who journey through it. Nantucket Whaler prides itself on offering purposeful clothing designed on Nantucket. The shop is an expansion of the popular brand’s online presence and proudly support New England manufacturers. Nantucket Whaler’s tagline, Wear the right Whale℠, is a cornerstone of the retailer’s philosophy to provide functional men’s and women’s clothing made to withstand the elements. From New England oxfords to rugby-wear to the company’s Captain’s Blazer, each piece is fashionable, functional and made to weather.

Perch -
2 Harbor Square
Resort dressing favorite Perch is Nantucket's newest women's contemporary boutique that stocks coveted brands including Rag & Bone, Veronica Beard, Alexis and Ramy Brook. Located on Straight Wharf, Vail’s talented team of stylists assist resort shoppers with wardrobing from beach to dinner. Special occasion dressing is a specialty of Perch with a wide selection of wedding and formal wear. Perch Nantucket is the third in the company’s retail collection joining Perch Vail and Perch Cherry Creek (CO) both of which have been resort favorites for many years. 

The Charlie Noble -
15 South Water Street
Nantucket’s newest restaurant, English gastro-pub The Charlie Noble, is the third restaurant from B-ACK Yard BBQ (Nantucket) and Surfside Smokehouse (Plymouth, MA) owner Fred Bisaillon. The Charlie Noble is named after 1850’s British ship captain who requested that the copper stack of his ship’s galley always be kept bright. The Charlie Nobel Nantucket plays off the theme with bright copper accents throughout the restaurant.  Featuring fresh seafood from the Nantucket waters and a family friendly atmosphere, The Charlie Noble will offer the Island’s largest tap beer selections. The Charlie Noble will be serving lunch and dinner daily and brunch on the weekends.


NIR Retail
NIR Retail, a New England Development company, leases 100 of Nantucket’s premier retail locations found on Nantucket’s most popular shopping streets: Main, Centre, Federal, South Beach and South Water, and on Old South Wharf and Straight Wharf. Shops, galleries and restaurants include North River Outfitter, Cavalier Galleries, Jack Wills, Style Paris, Vineyard Vines by Murray’s of Nantucket, Vis a Vis, CRU, Lola 41, Ventuno, and more. Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket has welcomed generations of visitors and residents. Its world-class shops, restaurants, hotels, and seaside beauty have made Nantucket one of the most popular resort destinations for vacationers from around the globe. Visit for a full listing of galleries, shops and restaurants. 


New England Development
For nearly forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio. For more information visit