That an old automotive garage is now a market for organic and natural products tells you much about the transformation of Provincetown. It was built around 1935 for Joseph Duarte’s Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealership, Duarte Motors, which later moved across the street. Vannoy Motors also did business here. Lembas Health Foods, established by Barbara Edwards and eprds, moved here from 3 Standish. In 2006, it became B Natural, the Bradford Natural Market, under Rodney “R. J.” Johnson and Jim Sheehan. Since 2011, it’s been 141 Bradford Natural Market, owned by Joe Freitas and Chris Getman. A small branch, 141 To Go, is at 148 Commercial.
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.