Welcome back, Vineyard Gourmet!

(From left) Helen, Dilly, and Gabriella DeBlase, back in business. Photo by Susan Safford

Posted May 18, 2006

The many fans of Vineyard Gourmet who have missed their favorite specialty and prepared foods this winter will be delighted to learn the Vineyard Haven shop will reopen on Monday, May 22. According to Helen DeBlase who owns the business with her daughter-in-law, Dilly DeBlase, the store underwent a face-lift including some structural improvements on the entryway while it was closed.

Helen DeBlase this week said she and Dilly are busy ordering inventory and that by Monday the shelves will be stocked with many familiar as well as some new food items. And she promised that the prepared food menu next week will be offering all the many favorites that customers have been missing this winter, the shop's signature chicken salads and broccoli salad among them.

This will be the 17th year that the mother-in-law, daughter-in-law duo have operated the popular Main Street food business.