ReMain Nantucket is an island-based organization established by Wendy Schmidt, President of The Schmidt Family Foundation.

We conduct two kinds of activities. Our charitable activities are conducted as an offshoot of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Entrepreneurial venture projects and real estate development are implemented as private, rather than foundation, investments. 

Under the ReMain Nantucket umbrella, both charitable activity and venture investments help to envision and empower a prosperous future for the heart of Nantucket - tapping into the Island's extraordinary resources: its people and strong tradition of conservation, independence, and innovation.

People

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Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, supporting more than 150 non-profit organizations around the world in program areas including clean energy, healthy food systems and human rights. The Foundation also includes Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, which uses a venture philanthropy model to support the development of ocean technologies with compelling conservation and research applications as well as strong commercialization potential.

In 2010, Wendy co-founded 11th Hour Racing, to promote sustainability in the sailing and maritime industries, harnessing the power of sport through engagement with grantees, partners and ambassadors.

11th Hour Racing was the Exclusive Sustainability Partner for Land Rover BAR, the British team that competed in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. It is also a co-title sponsor with Vestas for the team currently competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, and serves as the Sustainability Founding Principal Partner of the Volvo Ocean Race.

In 2009, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Since 2012, Falkor has hosted more than 500 scientists from 29 countries, has mapped nearly a quarter of a million miles of ocean floor in high resolution, and has hosted the discovery of new ocean features, ecosystems and species.

In 2010 and 2012, Wendy partnered with The XPrize Foundation to sponsor two multimillion dollar competitions that generated innovations to greatly improve surface oil spill clean up and to create a new generation of accurate and affordable ocean acidification sensors.

In the fall of 2017, Wendy and Eric Schmidt launched the Schmidt Science Fellows program, a post-doctoral fellowship that provides the next generation of leaders and innovators with the tools and opportunities to drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society. With an initial commitment of at least $25M for the first three years, the effort is the beginning of a broader $100M commitment to promote scientific leadership and interdisciplinary research.

Wendy Schmidt is the lead philanthropic partner for The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Initiative (NPEC), which brings together a broad group of global companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs, and citizens to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, beginning with packaging.

Wendy Schmidt earned an M.J. in Journalism from The University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Smith College.

Wendy Schmidt is President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, where she works to advance the development of renewable energy and the wiser use of natural resources. The Foundation houses its grant-making operation in The 11th Hour Project, supporting more than 150 non-profit organizations around the world in program areas including clean energy, healthy food systems and human rights. The Foundation also includes Schmidt Marine Technology Partners, which uses a venture philanthropy model to support the development of ocean technologies with compelling conservation and research applications as well as strong commercialization potential.

In 2010, Wendy co-founded 11th Hour Racing, to promote sustainability in the sailing and maritime industries, harnessing the power of sport through engagement with grantees, partners and ambassadors.

11th Hour Racing was the Exclusive Sustainability Partner for Land Rover BAR, the British team that competed in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. It is also a co-title sponsor with Vestas for the team currently competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, and serves as the Sustainability Founding Principal Partner of the Volvo Ocean Race.

In 2009, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric, created the Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), and in 2012 launched the research vessel, Falkor, as a mobile platform to advance ocean exploration, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze the sharing of information about the oceans. Since 2012, Falkor has hosted more than 500 scientists from 29 countries, has mapped nearly a quarter of a million miles of ocean floor in high resolution, and has hosted the discovery of new ocean features, ecosystems and species.

In 2010 and 2012, Wendy partnered with The XPrize Foundation to sponsor two multimillion dollar competitions that generated innovations to greatly improve surface oil spill clean up and to create a new generation of accurate and affordable ocean acidification sensors.

In the fall of 2017, Wendy and Eric Schmidt launched the Schmidt Science Fellows program, a post-doctoral fellowship that provides the next generation of leaders and innovators with the tools and opportunities to drive world-changing advances across the sciences and society. With an initial commitment of at least $25M for the first three years, the effort is the beginning of a broader $100M commitment to promote scientific leadership and interdisciplinary research.

Wendy Schmidt is the lead philanthropic partner for The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Initiative (NPEC), which brings together a broad group of global companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs, and citizens to rethink and redesign the future of plastics, beginning with packaging.

Wendy Schmidt earned an M.J. in Journalism from The University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Smith College.

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Cecil Barron Jensen moved to Nantucket with her husband in 1996 seeking a small, tightknit community in which to raise their three daughters. In the years since, Cecil worked at the Nantucket Historical Association and Nantucket New School, and, most recently, served as the Executive Director of the Artists Association of Nantucket. Cecil became the Executive Director of ReMain Nantucket and ReMain Ventures in 2018.

In addition to her experience in leading dynamic organizations to achieve strategic goals, Cecil has a deep understanding of how cultural organizations contribute to the vitality of downtown Nantucket and the enthusiasm to drive ReMain’s mission forward into the future. A past board member of several Nantucket nonprofits, Cecil has recently been appointed to be a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Cecil Barron Jensen moved to Nantucket with her husband in 1996 seeking a small, tightknit community in which to raise their three daughters. In the years since, Cecil worked at the Nantucket Historical Association and Nantucket New School, and, most recently, served as the Executive Director of the Artists Association of Nantucket. Cecil became the Executive Director of ReMain Nantucket and ReMain Ventures in 2018.

In addition to her experience in leading dynamic organizations to achieve strategic goals, Cecil has a deep understanding of how cultural organizations contribute to the vitality of downtown Nantucket and the enthusiasm to drive ReMain’s mission forward into the future. A past board member of several Nantucket nonprofits, Cecil has recently been appointed to be a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Rachel Hobart has been a summer resident of Nantucket since 1968, and moved permanently to the Island in 1987 in order to practice law. She took a break from her practice to raise her three children, and was a partner in the opening of Fahey and Fromagerie, a gourmet wine and food store. In that time, she also served as Vice President of the Nantucket New School. Rachel started with ReMain in May of 2008 as its Project Manager.

Rachel manages ReMain’s public/private partnerships with the Town of Nantucket, particularly focusing on the Island’s transit and transportation systems. Furthermore, Rachel’s 17 years with the Nantucket New School has informed and enhanced her work in encouraging the educational offerings on the Island at ReMain’s 56 Centre Street facility. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Nantucket Dreamland. Rachel graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Rachel Hobart has been a summer resident of Nantucket since 1968, and moved permanently to the Island in 1987 in order to practice law. She took a break from her practice to raise her three children, and was a partner in the opening of Fahey and Fromagerie, a gourmet wine and food store. In that time, she also served as Vice President of the Nantucket New School. Rachel started with ReMain in May of 2008 as its Project Manager.

Rachel manages ReMain’s public/private partnerships with the Town of Nantucket, particularly focusing on the Island’s transit and transportation systems. Furthermore, Rachel’s 17 years with the Nantucket New School has informed and enhanced her work in encouraging the educational offerings on the Island at ReMain’s 56 Centre Street facility. She also serves on the board of trustees of the Nantucket Dreamland. Rachel graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

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A frequent visitor to Nantucket since 1989, Virna Gonzalez received her B.F.A. from St. John's University. From there, she began her New York City graphic design career in areas of television, software manafacturing, book publishing, and promotional advertising before running her own design firm for several years. Upon moving to the Island in 2002, Virna brought her business, accounting, and graphic design skills to a local real estate firm.

In 2008, Virna joined the ReMain team. As Program Coordinator, she enjoys applying and expanding her skills to support ReMain's colorfully diverse projects and programs that benefit the Nantucket community. She has served on the boards of the Nantucket Arts Council and the Nantucket Education Trust. She currently serves as an Executive Steering Committee Member for the Nantucket Cultural District as their Secretary Officer.

A frequent visitor to Nantucket since 1989, Virna Gonzalez received her B.F.A. from St. John's University. From there, she began her New York City graphic design career in areas of television, software manafacturing, book publishing, and promotional advertising before running her own design firm for several years. Upon moving to the Island in 2002, Virna brought her business, accounting, and graphic design skills to a local real estate firm.

In 2008, Virna joined the ReMain team. As Program Coordinator, she enjoys applying and expanding her skills to support ReMain's colorfully diverse projects and programs that benefit the Nantucket community. She has served on the boards of the Nantucket Arts Council and the Nantucket Education Trust. She currently serves as an Executive Steering Committee Member for the Nantucket Cultural District as their Secretary Officer.

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Jenn King first discovered Nantucket through the suggestion of family friends during her time as an undergraduate student at Mount Holyoke College. As soon as she received her B.A. in Biology, she completed her move to the Island.

After 13 years of experience at Nantucket Bank, Jenn now brings her project management and accounting skills to the ReMain Ventures team. She has been instrumental in the planning, supervision, and maintenance of ReMain’s building projects on 22 Federal Street, 35 Centre, and 56 Centre. When she isn’t taking care of her two boys or chasing around her new puppy, Jenn also sits on the board of directors as secretary for Small Friends on Nantucket, the early-education and care group for young children on the island.

Jenn King first discovered Nantucket through the suggestion of family friends during her time as an undergraduate student at Mount Holyoke College. As soon as she received her B.A. in Biology, she completed her move to the Island.

After 13 years of experience at Nantucket Bank, Jenn now brings her project management and accounting skills to the ReMain Ventures team. She has been instrumental in the planning, supervision, and maintenance of ReMain’s building projects on 22 Federal Street, 35 Centre, and 56 Centre. When she isn’t taking care of her two boys or chasing around her new puppy, Jenn also sits on the board of directors as secretary for Small Friends on Nantucket, the early-education and care group for young children on the island.

We are dedicated to strengthening the lasting economic, social, and environmental vitality of downtown Nantucket, while preserving its unique character and spirit.

The full stories of our past projects and collaborations can be found at our ReMain Archives page.

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ReMain - Community Foundation ReMain Philanthropy Location: 
58 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Office Line:  508.901.4140

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 359 
Nantucket, MA 02554

ReMain Ventures Location: 
58 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Office Line: 508.901.4145

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 868 
Nantucket, MA 02554

Please email all inquiries to:
info@remainnantucket.org

ReMain - Community Foundation ReMain Philanthropy Location: 
58 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Office Line:  508.901.4140

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 359 
Nantucket, MA 02554

ReMain Ventures Location: 
58 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Office Line: 508.901.4145

Mailing Address:
P.O Box 868 
Nantucket, MA 02554

Please email all inquiries to:
info@remainnantucket.org

We are dedicated to strengthening the lasting economic, social, and environmental vitality of downtown Nantucket, while preserving its unique character and spirit.

The full stories of our past projects and collaborations can be found at our ReMain Archives page.

Get To Know Our Work

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ReMain Nantucket released “trACK Nantucket”, a phone app that offers a brand new way to learn about the island. TrACK sports 8 different routes that allow you to transform your bike ride into an insider’s tour. TrACK gives audio directions and alerts riders when they have reached a landmark or highlight along the way.

In 2018, a walking tour of the downtown will be added.

Many of our past projects have supported multimodal means of transit as a critical component in reducing our reliance on the fossil fuels. We are committed to helping people on Nantucket get around the Island in environmentally responsible ways ...Read more here

ReMain Nantucket released “trACK Nantucket”, a phone app that offers a brand new way to learn about the island. TrACK sports 8 different routes that allow you to transform your bike ride into an insider’s tour. TrACK gives audio directions and alerts riders when they have reached a landmark or highlight along the way.

In 2018, a walking tour of the downtown will be added.

Many of our past projects have supported multimodal means of transit as a critical component in reducing our reliance on the fossil fuels. We are committed to helping people on Nantucket get around the Island in environmentally responsible ways ...Read more here

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ReMain is working to increase public awareness about the impact of single-use plastics on our landfill and our harbor. In collaboration with the Inquirer & Mirror’s “Make a Difference” campaign focusing on plastics pollution, the Town’s “Stop the Straw” initiative, Maria Mitchell Association and the Dreamland Foundation, we sponsored the screening of Plastic Ocean and Straws, distributing reusable straws to those who attended the latter.  We are also sponsoring the creation of an episode of the locally produced Out to See children’s television program featuring a tour of the Island’s composting and material recovery facilities.

ReMain is working to increase public awareness about the impact of single-use plastics on our landfill and our harbor. In collaboration with the Inquirer & Mirror’s “Make a Difference” campaign focusing on plastics pollution, the Town’s “Stop the Straw” initiative, Maria Mitchell Association and the Dreamland Foundation, we sponsored the screening of Plastic Ocean and Straws, distributing reusable straws to those who attended the latter.  We are also sponsoring the creation of an episode of the locally produced Out to See children’s television program featuring a tour of the Island’s composting and material recovery facilities.

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In April of 2018, ReMain Nantucket helped celebrate the launch of year-round public transportation at our Greenhound Building, where we have hosted the Island’s seasonal bus service for the past 10 years. In addition to helping re-brand the system and initiating an app that provides real time bus tracking for riders, ReMain has supported the regional transit authority’s research into the feasibility of year-round service and advocated for the system’s expansion. At long last, year-round service has been implemented, providing a reliable alternative to driving a car and critical access to necessary services for those without vehicles in the off-season months.

In April of 2018, ReMain Nantucket helped celebrate the launch of year-round public transportation at our Greenhound Building, where we have hosted the Island’s seasonal bus service for the past 10 years. In addition to helping re-brand the system and initiating an app that provides real time bus tracking for riders, ReMain has supported the regional transit authority’s research into the feasibility of year-round service and advocated for the system’s expansion. At long last, year-round service has been implemented, providing a reliable alternative to driving a car and critical access to necessary services for those without vehicles in the off-season months.

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We are proud that in 2016 both our renovation of 56 Centre Street and of 22 Federal Street were awarded Gold Certifications by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. Our first major renovation in downtown Nantucket was Mitchell’s Book Corner at 54 Main Street and that project was awarded a LEED Silver Certification in 2010.

The majority of the commercial buildings in downtown Nantucket will need renovation to preserve them for their next 100 years. We seek to lead that effort by demonstrating renovations can be done with sustainability in mind...Read more here

 

We are proud that in 2016 both our renovation of 56 Centre Street and of 22 Federal Street were awarded Gold Certifications by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program. Our first major renovation in downtown Nantucket was Mitchell’s Book Corner at 54 Main Street and that project was awarded a LEED Silver Certification in 2010.

The majority of the commercial buildings in downtown Nantucket will need renovation to preserve them for their next 100 years. We seek to lead that effort by demonstrating renovations can be done with sustainability in mind...Read more here

 

We are dedicated to strengthening the lasting economic, social, and environmental vitality of downtown Nantucket, while preserving its unique character and spirit.

The full stories of our past projects and collaborations can be found at our ReMain Archives page.

Downtown Vitality

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ReMain uses a combination of research and advocacy to strengthen the sustainability of the island’s downtown district. With these tools, ReMain helps to address the island’s seasonal challenges and works to keep downtown Nantucket a center of activity for the community year-round.

To better understand the nature of Nantucket’s downtown community, we have worked with various research groups such as the Urban Land Institute,  and hosted prominent speakers like Douglas Loescher from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Streets Program and Kate Levin, former Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

ReMain also understands the barrier to downtown activity created by traffic congestion in the summer, and has worked with Nelson|Nygaard to research ways to manage vehicles in the downtown during the high season and support the use of public transportation.

For more stories about ReMain Philanthropy’s own work in enhancing the downtown’s vitality, visit our Archives page.

ReMain uses a combination of research and advocacy to strengthen the sustainability of the island’s downtown district. With these tools, ReMain helps to address the island’s seasonal challenges and works to keep downtown Nantucket a center of activity for the community year-round.

To better understand the nature of Nantucket’s downtown community, we have worked with various research groups such as the Urban Land Institute,  and hosted prominent speakers like Douglas Loescher from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Streets Program and Kate Levin, former Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

ReMain also understands the barrier to downtown activity created by traffic congestion in the summer, and has worked with Nelson|Nygaard to research ways to manage vehicles in the downtown during the high season and support the use of public transportation.

For more stories about ReMain Philanthropy’s own work in enhancing the downtown’s vitality, visit our Archives page.

ReMain is committed to supporting the evolution of a healthy year-round community that flourishes in its iconic downtown. By supporting resourceful thinking and expert research, we are building on the Island’s traditions of independence and innovation, adding expertise from a worldwide network. 

For stories about ReMain's work in enhancing the vitality of the downtown, visit the ReMain Archives page.

Community Strength

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ReMain collaborates with our local government and nonprofits to identify and support  projects for assisting the year-round community, often relying on professional resources to bring to comprehensive thinking to the issues.

Strong local educational offerings are especially important to Nantucket’s residents, given the extra effort needed to travel off-island, and the presence of visiting students enhances our community. We, along with UMass Boston and Nantucket Community School conducted a study of islanders' needs in a report called "Learn without Leaving". We have also funded various educational programs by Island nonprofits, and worked with institutions like UMass Boston and Worcester Polytech Institute to support their students who study on the Island in the off-season.

To help residents and visitors get around without cars, ReMain collaborates with The WAVE, Natucket's regional transit system to improve the rider’s experience, by providing a downtown bus stop at its Greenhound property and helped initiate the TransLoc “Ride the WAVE” app which allows riders to track the location of their bus in real time. Efforts to expand the transit system to year-round service are ongoing.

Housing for the Island’s year-round and seasonal workforce is in critically short supply.  ReMain has provided grant funding to the Town to enable an Independent Housing Consultant to focus on public policy initiatives and developing funding sources to help alleviate the problem.

For the full stories on ReMain’s efforts to strengthen the Island community, visit our Archives page.

ReMain collaborates with our local government and nonprofits to identify and support  projects for assisting the year-round community, often relying on professional resources to bring to comprehensive thinking to the issues.

Strong local educational offerings are especially important to Nantucket’s residents, given the extra effort needed to travel off-island, and the presence of visiting students enhances our community. We, along with UMass Boston and Nantucket Community School conducted a study of islanders' needs in a report called "Learn without Leaving". We have also funded various educational programs by Island nonprofits, and worked with institutions like UMass Boston and Worcester Polytech Institute to support their students who study on the Island in the off-season.

To help residents and visitors get around without cars, ReMain collaborates with The WAVE, Natucket's regional transit system to improve the rider’s experience, by providing a downtown bus stop at its Greenhound property and helped initiate the TransLoc “Ride the WAVE” app which allows riders to track the location of their bus in real time. Efforts to expand the transit system to year-round service are ongoing.

Housing for the Island’s year-round and seasonal workforce is in critically short supply.  ReMain has provided grant funding to the Town to enable an Independent Housing Consultant to focus on public policy initiatives and developing funding sources to help alleviate the problem.

For the full stories on ReMain’s efforts to strengthen the Island community, visit our Archives page.

While others work to preserve Nantucket’s natural and built environments, we seek to strengthen the Island’s human resources and sense of a connected community. All of our work at ReMain is an  investment in the diverse people who call the island home for all or part of every year.

For stories about ReMain's efforts to strengthen the Nantucket Community, visit the ReMain Archives page.

Environmental Responsibility

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ReMain seeks to promote the wiser use of natural resources in all of its operations, from simple office practices to major collaborations and investments.

We provided the funding for the Town’s initial efforts to monitor and encourage energy demand management on the Island, and for research about Nantucket Harbor’s water quality.

Our building at 10 Washington Street serves as both a transit station and an education center for environmental stewardship. From the beginning, ReMain has encouraged public transportation and biking to reduce pollution and dependence on individual automobile use, particularly during the busy summer season.

ReMain’s operations also encourage environmentally friendly practices by others. In its past non-profit event sponsorships, partners were required to adhere to the ReMain Sustainability Guidelines. While no longer sponsoring events, our non-profit support is now funded through the ReMain Nantucket Fund at The Community Foundation for Nantucket, and environmental stewardship is one of the grant-making criteria.

For more stories about ReMain’s environmentally responsible projects, visit our Archives page.

ReMain seeks to promote the wiser use of natural resources in all of its operations, from simple office practices to major collaborations and investments.

We provided the funding for the Town’s initial efforts to monitor and encourage energy demand management on the Island, and for research about Nantucket Harbor’s water quality.

Our building at 10 Washington Street serves as both a transit station and an education center for environmental stewardship. From the beginning, ReMain has encouraged public transportation and biking to reduce pollution and dependence on individual automobile use, particularly during the busy summer season.

ReMain’s operations also encourage environmentally friendly practices by others. In its past non-profit event sponsorships, partners were required to adhere to the ReMain Sustainability Guidelines. While no longer sponsoring events, our non-profit support is now funded through the ReMain Nantucket Fund at The Community Foundation for Nantucket, and environmental stewardship is one of the grant-making criteria.

For more stories about ReMain’s environmentally responsible projects, visit our Archives page.

Just as Nantucket owes its very existence to the sea, the state of the natural environment is the foundation of our community. No economy is truly viable unless it is sustainable. Recognizing this, ReMain makes environmental responsibility its key operating principle.

For stories about ReMain's commitment to Environmental Responsibility, visit the ReMain Archives page.

Downtown Investments

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After renovating buildings to reflect our commitment to the wiser use of energy and natural resources, we provide space for local businesses that serve as gathering places and for educational programing. Our ventures work to give more people more reasons to come downtown and encourages their suppport of surrounding businesses.

Here are the buildings:

  • Mitchell's Book Corner at 54 Main Street
  • Petticoat Row Bakery at 35 Centre Street
  • 56 Centre, housing Nantucket Community School and Nantucket Music Center
  • 22 Federal, home of the Nantucket Culinary Center and Corner Table Cafe 

All Ventures projects encourage the use of our local resources - ingredients, consumer products, and human capital - since money spent on Island multiplies when it remains on Island.

For more stories about ReMain Ventures’ downtown investments, visit the ReMain Archives page.

After renovating buildings to reflect our commitment to the wiser use of energy and natural resources, we provide space for local businesses that serve as gathering places and for educational programing. Our ventures work to give more people more reasons to come downtown and encourages their suppport of surrounding businesses.

Here are the buildings:

  • Mitchell's Book Corner at 54 Main Street
  • Petticoat Row Bakery at 35 Centre Street
  • 56 Centre, housing Nantucket Community School and Nantucket Music Center
  • 22 Federal, home of the Nantucket Culinary Center and Corner Table Cafe 

All Ventures projects encourage the use of our local resources - ingredients, consumer products, and human capital - since money spent on Island multiplies when it remains on Island.

For more stories about ReMain Ventures’ downtown investments, visit the ReMain Archives page.

ReMain Ventures invests in buildings and businesses that work to strengthen the Island’s year-round economy. Its projects seek to spark for-profit innovation and dependable job creation in order to bring long term value to the island and its residents.

Gathering Places

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Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

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Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

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Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

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Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

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Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

Our buildings are open year-round and give Island residents and vistors a place to connect in the downtown. 

  • 22 Federal Street creates a platform for Nantucket Culinary Center's demonstrations and group cooking classes. In its lower level, The Corner Table Cafe is a welcoming space for people to meet.
  • Renovated for downtown education, 56 Centre provides rooms for the Nantucket Community School's and the Nantucket Music Center's classes, meetings and recitals.
  • Petticoat Row Bakery, a neighborhood staple, offers casual seating for both loyal customers and visitors. 
  • For decades, Mitchell's Book Corner has been an iconic gathering place. Now renovated to include a second-floor retail space, it can be used for book club meetings and informal community activities. 

For more stories about ReMain’s commitment to these important “third places” places and their contribution to the island community, visit our Archives page.

The social fabric of a community relies on places where people can get together to connect - these “third places” are anchors for social interactions that hold a community together. ReMain Ventures has provided both formal and informal gathering places for the Nantucket community in the downtown.

Green Renovations

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The goals for ReMain Ventures’ renovation projects are environmental responsibility and historic preservation.

  • 54 Main Street was certified LEED Silver and won the Nantucket Preservation Trust's Preservation Award in 2009. By making decisions like using old horse hair plaster to repoint the interior of the brick walls, 96% of the original historic fabric was able to be preserved or reused.
  • 56 Centre Street has a geothermal system to regulate room temperature. Rainwater is captured for facility use, and sustainable products are featured throughout the interior. It was certified LEED Gold in 2016. 
  • 22 Federal Street, also certified LEED Gold, features locally sourced materials, Energy Star rated kitchen equipment, and hot water from a 93% thermally efficient boiler.

With these projects, ReMain Ventures seeks to lead the way in building renovation. In the process, we have shown how expert designs can achieve the highest distinctions in environmental stewardship while strictly conforming to historical preservation standards.

For the full stories of ReMain Ventures’ renovation projects, visit our Archives page.

The goals for ReMain Ventures’ renovation projects are environmental responsibility and historic preservation.

  • 54 Main Street was certified LEED Silver and won the Nantucket Preservation Trust's Preservation Award in 2009. By making decisions like using old horse hair plaster to repoint the interior of the brick walls, 96% of the original historic fabric was able to be preserved or reused.
  • 56 Centre Street has a geothermal system to regulate room temperature. Rainwater is captured for facility use, and sustainable products are featured throughout the interior. It was certified LEED Gold in 2016. 
  • 22 Federal Street, also certified LEED Gold, features locally sourced materials, Energy Star rated kitchen equipment, and hot water from a 93% thermally efficient boiler.

With these projects, ReMain Ventures seeks to lead the way in building renovation. In the process, we have shown how expert designs can achieve the highest distinctions in environmental stewardship while strictly conforming to historical preservation standards.

For the full stories of ReMain Ventures’ renovation projects, visit our Archives page.

Our projects work to preserve historic downtown buildings while improving their energy profile and performance. Just as ReMain Philanthropy invests in sustainable projects to enrich the community, ReMain Ventures develops innovative buildings that enhance the local economy and provide new opportunities to bring people together in town.

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