Robbie Cronig and Steve Bernier

Robbie Cronig’s family opened Cronig’s Market on Martha’s Vineyard in 1917. He started working there when he was a boy, and decades later he ran the store. Eventually he sold his family business to Steve Bernier (left); they discuss the close friendship they have gone on to develop.

Originally aired August 2, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.