The Billionaire and the Bookstore
Wendy Schmidt, wife of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is spending a fortune to preserve Nantucket's small-town character. But is the island helped -- or hurt -- by having its very own sugar mama?
MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN NANTUCKET, even on a torrentially rainy August Monday, is packed tight with cars navigating its uneven cobblestone streets, steering around gaggles of tourists lugging suitcases and strollers. Below Main, Nantucket's world-famous harbor, filled with gleaming white yachts, meets streets lined with glitzy seasonal restaurants and a dizzying array of summer-only retailers - half a dozen designer-clothing ... (Full article: 2626 words)
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