solar panels cronigs
Peter Brannen
Summer shoppers seeking shade may be able to do so this summer while powering up. Vineyard Power hopes to install a 12,200 square foot array of solar panels over the Vineyard Haven Cronig’s parking lot. The array, which will supply a quarter of the store’s energy needs, is made up of three “solar canopies,” which will also feature six electric car charging stations.
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Solar panels
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Cronigs Market Celebrates 100 Years
Mollie Doyle
On any given day the owner of Cronig’s Markets can be found sweeping the parking lot of his stores, pulling bull briar and poison ivy at Thimble Farm or expanding his myriad evolving business interests. Steve Bernier says at heart he is just an old-fashioned entrepreneur.
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Cronigs Market Celebrates 100 Years
Alex Elvin
Cronig’s Market has launched a new program to provide families in need with fresh produce and other items not commonly available in food pantries.
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Cronigs Market Celebrates 100 Years
Louisa Hufstader
When Sam Cronig and his three brothers opened their Vineyard Haven market in March 1917, the world was still at war in Europe.
Cronigs Market Celebrates 100 Years
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Steve Bernier, the owner of Cronig’s Market and a fixture in the Island community, was due to return home to the Island Tuesday.

A short-staffed Cronig’s Market reopened to the public Thursday morning after a coronavirus case cluster among employees caused the Island grocery store to close Friday afternoon of last week.

Cronig’s Market will remain shuttered until at least Thursday, after a cluster of ten cases have now been identified in store employees, owner Steve Bernier said Monday.

Cronig’s Market closed its doors for the weekend at 3 p.m. on Friday and will remain shuttered until Monday morning at 7 a.m. after three employees tested positive for Covid-19.

Branimira (Bianca) Milkova is a cashier at Cronig’s.

Ms. Milkova is from Bulgaria and has worked at Cronig’s for about 10 years. Usually, she is a fixture at the up-Island store in West Tisbury but when that store shut down last month to consolidate the business during the pandemic she started working at the Vineyard Haven store.

“It’s different there,” she said. “At up-Island it feels like a family with my regular customers.”

Cronig’s Market will be closed on Sundays until further notice, owner Steve Bernier said today. The store is not staffed for delivery or curbside pickup.