Even neighborhood grocery stores summon history in Provincetown. The East End Marketplace is a descendant of the Patrician Shop, which was opened in 1949 by Cyril Patrick — he of Patrick’s News Store — and his wife, Philomena “Phil” (Jason) Patrick, who was also his partner in the Noel Shop. With Manuel Cabral’s Bonnie Doone and Basil Santos’s Captain’s Galley, the Patrician was one of the first big commercial enterprises on Bradford Street. It was a general store, but — with Eva Perry as cook — its lunch counter gained a reputation as having the best Portuguese soup on Cape Cod, Peter Manso said, as well as a mean lobster roll and a good old-fashioned banana split. After an interim as TeddySea’s Market, it became the East End. Furthering its local legacy is a bird’s-eye view of the Cape tip, painted by Harvey Dodd in 1968, pictured above. Gary Pasnick, the owner and operator of East End, has been joined recently by Michael MacIntyre, formerly the proprietor of Land’s End Inn.
¶ Adapted from Building Provincetown (2015).
Irma Ruckstuhl wrote on 23 May 2011: When the Patricks owned it, it had a popular lunch counter presided over by Eva Perry, who lived across the street and was renowned for her clam chowder. Eva was married to Cliff Perry, a local builder, who may still be alive in Florida.
David Mayo wrote on 12 February 2012: I believe the Patrician was bought by Trudy and Richard Berrio (he was with Seamen’s Bank) and then sold to the couple who renamed it Teddy/Seas. Trudy and Richard were born and brought up in Truro, went to Truro Central School and graduated from Provincetown High School. They “went steady” in high school and married soon after graduation. Trudy was a very talented basketball player at Provincetown High and both were good and serious students.