On the Market: Provincetown’s Iconic Hammock Shop

Northern Lights Hammocks is for sale.


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Artists often sit on the beach to paint, but in P-town, it’s not uncommon for them to turn their backs on the sea and make Northern Lights Hammocks the subject of their landscapes. The 34-year old shop is known for its Caribbean color palette and strong support of summer relaxation, and it’s occupied the same 100-year old fishing shed since 1982. Now, owner T Gandolfo says, it’s time to pass it on.

Originally, Gandolfo was inspired by his travels and a passion for what he calls, “the lifestyle of kickin’ back.” He began importing Yucatan sleeping hammocks to Provincetown in 1981. The next year, he moved his shop to the seaside location where it’s continued to grow, now offering a bevy of hammocks from all corners of the globe, including some made exclusively for the shop.

The listing includes the fishing shed and surrounding property for $449,000, which must remain intact as part of the Provincetown historic district. The business, a separate investment, can be included with the property for $499,000. Inside, the shed is 320 square feet with a half bath and storage loft. The property also includes two large decks, one facing the beach.

As for the future of the shop, Gandolfo would like to see it stay. “It’s a turn-key business and the staff is devoted,” he says.

For information visit 3harborsrealty.com or contact Gregg Russo, 508-237-3360­.


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