359 Commercial Street

359 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

359 Commercial Street, by David W. Dunlap (2014).

Ray and Nicky Wells, from The Provincetown Banner.

Ray and Nicky Wells, from The Provincetown Banner.

This cul-de-sac inspired the name of the Mews restaurant, which was opened in 1961 in a former boathouse here as the Inn at the Mews, by Nicky Wells, a developer, and his wife, the artist Ray Martan Wells. Channing Wilroy was a chef and manager. In 1964, Ray created the Provincetown Group Gallery here, with Reeves Euler, Jim Forsberg, Joseph Kaplan, and Ross Moffett. Mark Miceli and Lindsay Alloway opened Luxories in 1993, after buying Silberhorn’s from Larry Silberhorn, then expanded in 2009 into what was Virginia McKenna’s Small Pleasures. Cass Benson, a developer and broker, opened the Harbor Lounge in 2010 in Merchants’ Hall. James Bakker opened Bakker Antiques in 2013. Meg Stewart and Maureen Wilson run Blue Bay Real Estate here.


More than 2,000 buildings and vessels are searchable on buildingprovincetown.com. The Building Provincetown book is available for purchase ($20) at Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 260 Commercial Street, Provincetown 02657.

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