Rainy Day was founded in Vineyard Haven, MA, in 1973 by husband and wife team Ann Milstein and Frank Piccione.
In 1999 Heather Kochin joined the Rainy Day team as store manager. Just a few years later, in 2003 Heather took over ownership of Rainy Day from Ann and Frank. Heather has since expanded the selling floor, built custom shelving and displays, added new product lines, created monthly store events, and added her personal touch to the everyday look and feel of the store.
Heather and her Rainy Day team strive to offer the best in products and customer service. Over the years Rainy Day has become an Island institution, offering a variety of unique products for the whole family.
In April of 2014 Rainy Day entered the next phase of its life. Husband and wife duo, Bob and Melissa Scammell, joined the team as full partners to Heather. Bob and Melissa had enjoyed spending time on the Vineyard for years and made it an ambition to become more involved with the year-round, local community. Finding the opportunity to join Rainy Day was the perfect match…. a stable full year cornerstone business in Vineyard Haven, which has enjoyed terrific support from both Vineyard residents and visitors alike.
Heather, Melissa, and Bob are already finding ways to grow more and give back more... a snazzy new website and blog, complete with full ecommerce functions is one focus area spread the Rainy Day message!