Update: Thursday 7:47 a.m. Gerry Singer says he's toured the new market and is staying with the old one, despite the construction. Reason: it has lower prices. Read all about it on his blog, St. John Life.
Even while the Cruz Bay Dolphin Market is struggling because of Roundabout construction, its owners are ready to open a new store a Greenleaf Commons, on the left side of South Shore road, just across the street from the Westin Resort.
Island author and beach expert Gerald Singer reports on his blog, St. John Life, that the St. John Market is unofficially open. While they're doing business, they're also stocking the shelves with the official opening set for June 1.
With Dolphin's former-reputation as cheaper than Starfish, the store could be a real option for both locals and villa renters on the way home.
The center has a few businesses open already, including a Drift Away Day Spa and a gift shop, and The Inquiring Iguana hears that the the only locally owned and operated bank serving St. Thomas and St. John, Merchants Commercial Bank, is planning to open a branch there before the end of the year.
Best thing about the Greenleaf location … lots of parking.