The freezers in the frozen foods department of Vineyard Haven Stop & Shop are up and running again after roughly a week of being out of commission.
According to an email sent to The Times by Stop & Shop external communications manager, Maria Fruci, the Vineyard Haven location’s freezers were not working properly and were in need of replacement.
All the frozen food from the original freezers that were replaced was stored in temperature-controlled units until the new freezers could be installed.
On Friday morning, all the new freezers were labeled with pieces of paper indicating what would be stored in them, and staff were working to stock the freezers by the end of the day.
“We appreciate our customers’ patience and understanding,” Fruci wrote.
On Wednesday, a large crane was stationed next to Stop & Shop lifting what appeared to be refrigeration machinery onto the roof, although store officials did not confirm that it was refrigeration units they were installing.
Tisbury building commissioner Ross Seavey told The Times via text message that no one from Stop & Shop had contacted his office about work occurring there, or anything about replacing the freezers.
“I’ll inquire with them, but it may be something not covered by the Massachusetts building code,” Seavey wrote.