Sudden collapse of Cape Tip business market

ptownbannerBusinesses for sale flood market
New Listings include; Silk & Feathers, Waydowntown, Ross’ Grill, Land’s End Marine Hardware.
Recent sales include Tropical Joe’s, the Grand View Inn, Christopher’s by the Bay, Somerset House, Hurst House & The Commons restaurant and inn


downtown350 PROVINCETOWN — Like a party of old friends, perusing the real estate section of local newspapers these days finds a familiar face on almost every page.

More and more long-time established businesses are up for sale in Provincetown. Recent listings include Silk & Feathers, Waydowntown, Ross’ Grill, Land’s End Marine Hardware and a host of guest houses, some of which have been on the market for months. Recent sales include Tropical Joe’s, the Grand View Inn, Christopher’s by the Bay, Somerset House, Hurst House and The Commons restaurant and inn.

According to real estate brokers, their inventory of local businesses for sale is at an all-time high... Read the rest of this Banner story here.
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‘Dune doubloon’ soon may be form of local currency
Local, legal barter currency for residents proposed by church

PROVINCETOWN — A pocketful of pirate “gold” might pave the road to a new form of local currency aimed at stretching residents’ finances and bringing the community together.

The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House is behind the idea — slated to be rolled out on Jan. 15 — to create a local, legal barter currency that residents can use to exchange skills and services. UU Meeting House Rev. Alison Hyder said most people living in town have a skill, resource or interest that could be of use to someone else. By using the paper barter currency, called “dune doubloons,” residents can pay for a pie or putting up storm windows or guitar lessons without using real cash.

“Affordability is obviously one of the most pressing problems people face here,” Hyder said. “This will help them stay afloat while saving ‘real’ money for other bills”... Read the rest of this Banner story here.

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