By the end of October, Drayton Harbor Oyster Company (DHO) will have extra bar seating available in what used to be Kaisacole Seafood Market. DHO owner Steve Seymour said the goal is to also be selling fresh oysters and company swag out of the space in a month’s time.
“We’re hoping it will help to promote the fresh oyster sales,” he said about the attached storefront. “It will be a farm store with fresh oysters for sale.”
Seymour said he hopes a farm store will remind restaurant customers that DHO farms its own oysters.
The new space is still a work in progress as the company just signed the lease October 1. But Seymour said the plan for the extra 500 square feet is to offer more seating and merchandising.
The storefront will be used to sell raw fish products from the farm and oyster totes. Seymour said there will be bar seating for up to nine people and possibly oyster shucking. “Just trying to make ends meet,” he said with a laugh.
Kaisacole was part of the Barlean’s Fishery family, which will continue to run its storefront in Ferndale.
DHO opened its Blaine storefront in 2015.