Essentials opens year-round

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 9:15pm

Essentials, long-known as the store found just off the lobby of The National Hotel during the summer, will now have a second, year-round store located on High Street.

Operated by Steve and Laura Hester, the convenience store will stock breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and frozen foods that can be heated right up in the store’s microwave. They’ll have dairy products, snacks, beverages (and The Block Island Times).

“We’ll always be adding new stuff and take recommendations from our customers,” said Laura Hester. “We’ll try to accommodate everyone.”

The Hesters said they had been planning to move to the island for the past couple of years, and they now have two kids in the Block Island School. The kids will help out at the store in the afternoons.

The hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. The phone is (401) 466-3168 and more information can be found on their Facebook page.