By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Employee takes over gift shop business from owner


February 7, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Elizabeth Johnson (right), the new owner of River's Mouth Trading Co., stands with Kelly Ellis, the former owner, who is helping with the shop's transition to her former employee.

Described on their website as "a small, woman-owned gift shop and handmade bath and body store," ownership of River's Mouth Trading Co. recently changed hands. One of its employees, Elizabeth Johnson, who has been with the store for about six months, has taken over the business.

Since opening in the fall of 2022 in the Churchill Building on Front Street, the shop has become a popular destination for residents. "We have lots of locals that come in regularly for the products that we make," said previous owner Kelly Ellis.

Johnson grew up in Wrangell and left for a time after high school grad...

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