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35 Centre Street – Born & Bread Ventures

Remain Ventures welcomed Born & Bread to 35 Centre Street in 2019. Today, it is much more than a beloved downtown bakery. It’s a family business, a source for freshly made bread and a great place to meet locals. It is a place you can start your day with a breakfast treat, pick up lunch and enjoy coffee with neighbors and friends.

The Vision

To open a bakery as a year-round business to draw the community to the historic downtown. Like all of Remain’s properties the operators, Kevin and Kim Anderson, make being open year-round a priority. 

The Mission

To feed the community local baked goods with a wide range of bread options, sandwiches, pastries and cafe drinks.

The Project

was made possible through Remain Ventures.

Eat. Good. Bread.

A Cornerstone Bakery

Remain Ventures purchases and restores the historic building at 35 Centre Street to open a bakery

First laid out in 1678, Centre Street is the oldest street on Nantucket and is best known for the preponderance of women merchants in the nineteenth century, hence its name “Petticoat Row.” While the men were often away for long stretches working in the whaling industry, the wives and daughters were out of the house earning a living for their families, and were recognized for their hard work and thrift.


Remain Ventures believed there was an opportunity to harken back to the vibrancy of Petticoat Row with a bakery and mercantile or general store at 35 Centre Street and first opened Petticoat Bakery in 2010. The bakery is located in a three-story building containing 866 square feet of retail space on the first floor, a fully equipped kitchen on the second floor, basement storage with a walk-in freezer and attic space for additional dry storage. The building has housed the business Born & Bread since 2019. 


The kitchen and bakery offer its tenants the ability to prepare baked goods for mercantile customers, as well as wholesale clients. The first floor retail space is a hub of activity on Centre Street, selling curated items for a food-loving Nantucket audience. These items include kitchenware, tabletop items, artisanal and locally produced food items, cookbooks, sustainable and eco-friendly products and packaging and kids’ culinary items. In addition, Born & Bread has a beer and wine license, so customers may pick up refreshments to go with their hot panini sandwiches or other goodies from the bakery case or refrigerator. 

Local Roots

The Anderson family has welcomed neighbors and visitors to their bakery since 2019

Fresh Bread

The custom-made bread wall is filled every day with bread, bread and more glorious bread

Morning Treats

The bakers and patisserie chefs start their day early making delicious products to fill the cases of the bakery

Partner: Born & Bread

Born & Bread is a year-round artisanal bread bakery and mercantile located in downtown historic Nantucket. They produce local goods and accouterments, clean living products, practical kitchen wares and quality sustenance. 

Explore Born & Bread

By the numbers

Situated on one of Nantucket’s most historic and cherished streets, the bakery at 35 Centre Street offers indoor and outdoor seating. Visitors can grab a coffee or refreshment while shopping for artisanal bread, cookies, scones or hot panini sandwiches.

  • 200

    Loaves of bread baked every day in the summer season
  • 22

    Sandwiches and paninis on the menu
  • 8

    Different types of artisanal breads are made each week
  • 4

    Bakers and pastry chefs work out of the second-floor kitchen

Resources and Press


Read the latest news about Remain Nantucket, Remain Ventures and our many island partners who are working to make the community more sustainable, viable and resilient. Please come back frequently for updates.

Remain Welcomes New Tenant to 35 Centre Street in Spring of 2019

NANTUCKET, Mass. (February 21, 2019) — ReMain Ventures is pleased to welcome a new tenant to its building at 35 Centre Street. Owned and operated by Kevin Anderson (and team), the new bakery and mercantile will open in the spring of 2019. After an extensive vetting process, ReMain Ventures selected Anderson and his partners…

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Remain Ventures invests in buildings and mission-related businesses that strengthen the island’s year-round economy and spark innovation that brings long-term value to its residents. Remain’s buildings not only reflect a commitment to the wise use of energy and natural resources, they also serve as gathering places and critical cornerstones of the community. The entrepreneurial work of Ventures is implemented as private investments and contracts through its impact-focused limited liability company.

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