Cronig Family Sells Market
David Corr
A Vineyard business tradition of nearly 10 years and a family tradition reaching back to Eastern Europe and the last century will end in January with the sale of Cronig’s State Road Market to an off-Island resident.
 
Robert Cronig, a son of Cronig’s Market founder Samuel Cronig and overseer of expansion of the family business to State Road in the mid-1970s, will sell the market to Steven Bernier, a former Star Market manager from Andover, Mass., early in 1986.
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It’s Fifty Years for Sam Cronig, Not a Golden Wedding But Golden Memories of Life in U.S.A.
Vineyard Gazette

Samuel Cronig, best known as Sam, a grocer of Vineyard Haven, bought a box of “gold-coin” chocolates this week, chocolates which are so moulded and wrapped as to resemble twenty-dollar gold pieces. “I’ve got an anniversary coming up, or rather it has passed but the observance is due, and I want to give these away to commemorate the event,” he explained. “It’s a fifty-year anniversary, you see.”

But it wasn’t a wedding anniversary. Rather it is the anniversary of Sam’s arrival in America, fifty years ago, shortly before Halloween, a day which he will never forget.

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A Momentous Week for the Clan of Cronig
Vineyard Gazette

Next week is a momentous one in the history of the Clan of Cronig, Vineyard Haven, the thirty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the market business by the elder of the family, Sam Cronig.

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Vineyard Haven
Vineyard Gazette
Our young citizens, the Cronig Brothers, have taken the store just vacated by the Alleys who have moved to Oak Bluffs.
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Vineyard Haven Briefs
Vineyard Gazette
Cronig Bros. have acquired a grocery store on wheels, a Reo truck with a large and impressive body painted brown and housing a store of no mean dimensions. If you meet it on the road you are likely to mistake it for one of the houses which are always hunting new homes on the Vineyard.
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Cronig Brothers Now Become Incorporated But Not Too Much Change Appears in Familiar Market
Vineyard Gazette

Cronig Brothers Market, Vineyard Haven, entering upon its thrity-ninth year, now becomes Cronig Brothers, Inc., with the active management passing officially into the hands of the second generation, namely two of the sons of the senior partner, S. David and Robert Cronig, who have worked with and for their father, Samuel, for years.

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Community Groceries Program Helps Neighbors in Need
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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Always Shopping for New Ideas Helps Feed the Future
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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West Tisbury Resolves Bus Controversy; Up-Island Cronig's Market Acts as Depot
Chris Burrell
Just a few weeks ago, Vineyard transit officials decided the North Tisbury business district would be the perfect place to relocate their bus transfer hub and put an end to all those complaints about buses ruining the historic character of West Tisbury village. All they needed was a good-sized patch of blacktop in the business district.
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Cronig's Asks Paper or Polypropylene?
Rachel Nava Rohr

Starting soon, Cronig's markets will offer an eco-friendly bagging alternative at the check-out counter: polypropylene shopping bags.

Cronig's bought 5,000 of the bags from 1 Bag at a Time, a company started last year by Aquinnah summer resident Lisa Foster.

"We're hoping that eventually we'll be using less of the paper bags," Cronig's general manager Sarah McKay said. "That will be cost saving for us, but also refuse saving for the Island - less will be ending up at the recycling center or the dump."

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