By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Canoe Lagoon brings its oysters and more to retail store downtown


April 12, 2023

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Kristy Herman is getting the shelves stocked for later this month when she and her husband, Brian, plan to open their Canoe Lagoon Oysters retail shop. In addition to oysters, the shop will carry loose-leaf teas, all-natural cleaning products, coffee and other foods and goods.

For Kristy and Brian Herman of Canoe Lagoon Oysters, operating an oyster business has been an exercise in efficiency. Since buying the farm in 2020, the pair has cut labor costs and oyster growing time, streamlined their cleaning and sorting processes and formed lasting relationships with restaurants in the Lower 48. Now, the company is ready for its next big step - a retail location in Wrangell.

In the past, Canoe Lagoon Oysters has had a minimal presence in town, since the business's primary customers are in Arizona. But once the company's new brick-and-mortar retail store opens on Lynch Str...

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