Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
PH 05 APR 1995
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm color negatives
Views of the Good Day Market Natural Food Co-op, 155 Brackett Street. Located in the People's Building (photo at this link), which also housed the Portland West Neighborhood Council (photo at this link), the Good Day Market served as Portland's only cooperatively managed organically-grown food store. The market opened in 1970, in the Mariner's Church Building (370 Fore Street), later moving to 343A Fore Street in 1973. In 1979, the Good Day Market established itself at 155 Brackett Street, after the building (the former Brackett School) had been repurposed in 1978.
The large "Services & Items 4 Sale" bulletin board in the Market's entrance was a prominent part of the store's role as a community resource.
The Good Day Market relocated to 59 Middle Street in late-1995, and closed in 1997.
Top left image: A shopper inside the Good Day Market.
Bottom left image: Four-year-old Naomi Moser inspecting a red pepper in the Good Day Market produce section.
Right image: Full exterior view of the Good Day Market, 155 Brackett Street, from southwest.
Photos published in the Portland Press Herald, on 5 April 1995
"The Good Day Market Co-op, 1995" (1995). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 455.
Portland, Me., West End, Businesses