Former Foggy Nantucket Owners To Open "Snackle" On Straight Wharf In Oath Pizza Spot

David Creed •

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All signs point to a new business called SNACKLE occupying 44 Straight Wharf this summer.

All indications are that 44 Straight Wharf – the small restaurant spot previously occupied by Oath Pizza since 2015 – will soon have a new business setting up shop in the location that will be operated by some familiar faces.

The business will be called “Snackle," according to a recent filing with the Historic District Commission, a venture owned by Mary Amanda Tierce (Riley) and Shaun Patrick Riley, the owners of the pizza and barbeque restaurant Foggy Nantucket on Orange Street that abruptly closed last month following a dispute over the renewal of their lease.

Snackle will specialize in "quick-serve healthy snacks, salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, and charcuterie/grazing boards," according to its certificate of organization filed with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. The LLC was registered on January 31 and lists the company’s principal address as 44 Straight Wharf.

The Rileys were not immediately available for comment to discuss their new business venture. But based on the statement released by Foggy Nantucket upon the closure of that business in early February, it appeared there was interest on the part of the Rileys to remain involved in the Nantucket restaurant scene and that they were actively looking for a new space to call home.

“So while we press pause on Foggy – We are going to take a deep breath and let the pieces fall where they may,” the Rileys said in a statement on February 9th. “When one door closes, another opens. We are excited about what the future holds for us – while also being sad that as of right now, Foggy will not be on that journey. Please if you hear of a suitable place for Foggy, we are ALL ears & would appreciate the help.”

According to an application filed to the Nantucket Historic District Commission (HDC) on February 21st, the 84 x 24 sign below has been submitted for review:

As for the future of Oath Pizza, its status has remained in limbo ever since a lawsuit was filed in Delaware in September 2023 against Andrew Kellogg, the former CEO of Oath Pizza’s parent company after Kellogg was alleged to have taken steps to fraudulently sell the company to himself after he announced the company was insolvent in November 2022.

The group of investors suing Kellogg is led by Jim Alpi, who invested $250,000 in the chain back in 2021. He told the Current in September he was hopeful Oath would survive once all the issues were resolved in court. Seven of Oath's corporate locations closed within a two-week span back in late August/early September

As of Thursday, February 29th, the status of the lawsuit remained active and there has been no resolution.

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