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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Shop Groundswell to close down after five years in business


September 7, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Mya DeLong, owner of Shop Groundswell, rearranges a cookbook in the shop's food section, which contains a selection of teas and Alaska-made canned goods. The store will be closing at the end of the month.

Vibrant laughter and fresh scents emanating from the shop on Lynch Street let visitors know this wasn't just a place for cookie-cutter souvenirs and run-of-the-mill art prints.

For five and a half years, Shop Groundswell provided residents and tourists with fresh floral arrangements, locally sourced foods and Southeast artistry. Now, the shop and social hub is closing its doors.

Though it will be a loss to many in the community, it is a chance for owner Mya DeLong to finish the chapter on what she considers a successful five-year plan and begin the chapter on retirement.

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