Island Creek Oysters Retail Shop Pops Up on Newbury Street
Farm-fresh, Duxbury oysters are even closer to Bostonian tables this winter. Island Creek Oysters will open its first retail shop in the city on Friday, a seasonal storefront on the corner of Newbury and Dartmouth streets.
Island Creek, established in 1992, sells oysters to restaurants around the country, including to renowned establishments like New York’s Le Bernadin and the French Laundry in California. Locally, the farm has collaborated with restaurateurs Garrett Harker and Jeremy Sewell to open Island Creek Oyster Bar and Row 34. The company debuted a retail shop at its Duxbury farm in 2013 and also offers online retail.
First reported by Eater Boston, the Boston shop will be open daily from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. through the New Year, according to a press release. The 1,200-square foot shop will be the place to buy oysters and other Duxbury-grown shellfish by the dozen—or order them to be shipped domestically within 24 hours of harvest. Restaurant gift cards, kitchen equipment like roasting pans, shucking knives, and cookbooks; and artisan products from the likes of Mast Brothers chocolate-makers and Empire Mayonnaise Co. will also stock the shelves.
The Island Creek Oysters storefront is part of the Newbury Block Party, a series from Jamestown properties’ Newbury Collection. Other featured, local retailers are Janji activewear, New England Outerwear, and Parlor Skis. The temporary stores will also host events during their month-long tenure; details are to-be-determined, but they could include oyster shucking lessons, whiskey tastings, custom ski building, and film screenings.
Island Creek Oysters holiday pop-up shop, opening Friday, November 27; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 142 Newbury St.; islandcreekoysters.com.