Recovering from Covid-19, Cronig’s Market Owner Heads Home for Thanksgiving
Maia Coleman
Steve Bernier, the owner of Cronig’s Market and a fixture in the Island community, was due to return home to the Island Tuesday.
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Cronig's Reopens; Continues to Navigate Covid Cluster
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.
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Cronig's to Stay Closed Through Wednesday After Cluster Outbreak Among Employees
Maia Coleman

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.

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Cronig's Market Closes for Weekend After Three Employees Test Positive
Maia Coleman

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.

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Branimira (Bianca) Milkova

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.”

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Cronig's Closes Sundays
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.
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Cronig's Market Will Pull Out of Island Club Discount Program
Julia Wells

Cronig’s Market will withdraw from the popular Island Club discount program, touching off a stir of conversation on social media and in grocery aisles.

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Tour Online Timeline of Cronig's Market
A special timeline of Cronig’s 100-year history, sponsored by Cronig’s Market, has been added to the Gazette’s Time Machine
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Cronig's Celebrates 100 Years of Feeding the Vineyard Community
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.
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Opening of New Cronig’s Market Planned in July
Vineyard Gazette
The Cronig brothers are expanding again. Robert and David Cronig, who inherited their father’s grocery business in Vineyard Haven’s center in 1956, have enlarged their Main street market twice. And now they are building an even larger market outside of town on State Road.
 
The new store, they say, will help to alleviate downtown traffic, affording shoppers the convenience of completing their food errands outside of town. Won’t that harm business for their in-town market?
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