New restaurant coming to Vineyard Haven

A Connecticut tenant has comitted to opening a Chinese restaurant in the former Waterside Market location. — Lynn Christoffers

Realtor Peter Cronig confirmed Wednesday that a tenant from Connecticut has committed to opening a Chinese restaurant at 76 Main Street in Vineyard Haven, the former location of Waterside Market.

Mr. Cronig said the tenant must go through the town’s board of appeals, building inspector, fire chief, and meet other town requirements before the prospective restaurant can become a reality. “We’re in the beginning stages,” he said. “They still have to get the permits, or it doesn’t happen. We’ve been talking since August, and I hope it does happen. It allows for more choices for the town.”

Mr. Cronig said that with Vineyard Vines opening in the old Midnight Farm location, along with a new restaurant, things could be looking up for Vineyard Haven.

“I highly recommend people go out and vote for full liquor,” he said, referring to the ballot measure for town election on April 25.