Bow Street Market was built on the memories of what food shopping used to be. Our grandparents shopped at the corner neighborhood store where people knew one another by name & the shopkeeper knew what customers wanted. Today, the market is a little bigger, but we still know regular customers by name, remember their favorite foods, and stock products farmed, fished and made by friends and neighbors from all over Maine.
1946: Bow Street Market was founded by Celia Phinney and Raymond Boyden.
1974: Karen and John Nappi, along with their two children Adam and Amie, purchased the business and operated it for over 3 decades.
2002: In 2002, Adam along with his wife Sheila and their three children purchased Bow Street Market, making it a 2nd generation family owned and operated business. Over the next 10 years, the business continued to grow and adapt to meet the demands of its customers.
2011: With a dream and limitless willpower, the Nappi’s, neighbors, customers, local architects, construction workers, and landscapers were able to erect a brand new colorful & vibrant facility adjacent to the existing market. Truly a “barn raising,” providing jobs for many local community members. Bow Street Market opened its doors on May 24, 2011 with an appealing open-environment for food shopping.