Provincetown Summer 2020: What’s New… What’s Changed…
The Blue Monkey Café & Bistro
The Blue Monkey Café & Bistro is a German café following the tradition of 1910s and 20s European cafés, bringing the flavors and charm of Europe to Provincetown. At the site of the former Purple Feather on Commercial Street, the café is owned by Jorge Rodriguez and Juergen Zimmermann. Guests can enjoy an American breakfast or try a traditional German breakfast with cold cuts, artisanal cheeses, and fresh bread. They offer light lunches, with salads, sandwiches, soups, and quiches. In the afternoon, people can indulge in German cakes and French pâtisserie, coffee and tea specialties, and Mexican hot chocolate. Zimmermann is a former chemist/biochemist and sees a little alchemy as part of cooking and baking.
The White Wind Inn
The White Wind Inn has new owners: Brian Calhoon, Scott Differ, and Tom Westmoreland bring backgrounds in music and higher education, food service/catering, and marketing to their new venture with a passion for creating community and supporting artists. They plan to create a space to host regular acoustic entertainment and gatherings that support local artists and underrepresented communities in Provincetown. People would be surprised to learn that there is a five-octave marimba in the living room!
Connie’s Bakery is also under new ownership/management: Hunter Jae Hitchcock and William Dunn met at the Crown & Anchor where William was a pool boy, and owning a Provincetown business is the fulfillment of a dream for them. They plan to continue Connie’s tradition of pastries and cakes, and add more breakfast items with vegan and gluten-free options so everyone has the opportunity to make the menu suit their dietary needs. They’ve also added a “comfort food” section of the menu for hot take-away.
Stowaway opened mid-season last year and is creating a new model for your B&B stay; a model promoting both fun and wellness in equal measures. This year Stowaway has become a campus of health and wellness through partnering with Tender Warrior and Outermost Yoga to provide fun, healthy activity choices like outdoor yoga, cooking, a running club, croquet, and ongoing games. After the activities, for relaxation, guests are encouraged to make the most of the new hot tub and outdoor sauna.
The Lobster Pot expanded into the former Mojo’s with the Lobster Pot Express, a to-go option with a special menu.
“The Stroll” is a collective of over 30 art galleries in Provincetown working together to allow visitors to continue enjoying art in a safe and healthy way. The Stroll’s website is ptowngallerystroll.com and visitors, residents, and art lovers will find information there including business hours, current live and linked content, how to visit each gallery in person, and how to make an appointment in advance. Information about logistics like parking, comfort and access is also available on the site.
Bayside Betsy’s now has a fabulous new deck overlooking Provincetown harbor.
Snack & Supply
Long established Grab n’ Go Health Bar opened up Snack n’ Supply across the street to fill the void of our local health food store shutting down. A local favorite for smoothies, juices, and healthy alternatives.
Domingos en la Playa
New retail in the East End across from the Johnson Street Parking lot. Domingos en la Playa (Sundays at the Beach) focuses on unique gifts with purpose. Stocked with sustainable goods and vintage finds, the shop is a partner of the #enditmovement. Slavery still exists.
As the season progresses, many other changes are anticipated… so check back often for updates!
There’s more where that came from! Ptownie has more to share about our special town at land’s end. Check out our recipe for the Power Pack Acai Bowl by Grab ‘n Go.