Business Brief: Bananas to join the Main Street bunch in Tisbury

Bananas Vineyard Haven, a new year-round store at 53B Main Street, will open at 1 pm on Friday, October 5. The new store is next to CB Stark Jewelers. Owner Judy Hartford said it will look like a smaller version of the seasonal Bananas Gallery in West Tisbury, which has been in business for nine years.

The new Bananas offers women’s casual clothing, including winter sweaters, pants, tee-shirts, accessories and lots of boots. Photography for sale by Barbara Sandson complements the store’s vintage European look, Ms. Hartford said.

“We’ve thought about opening another store for years, and always felt we needed to have a year-round presence,” Ms. Hartford said of her new venture. “The timing was right. We have steady customers and a good reputation. Our customers have responded very enthusiastically to the idea of a new year-round store. They’re excited, and I’m excited.”

Bananas will be open in Vineyard Haven every day through the holiday season from 10 am to 6 pm. For more information, call 508-395-2486.