Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tourist Stores (yes that's plural)

I totally forgot that I had a blog this summer (and a life), until someone commented on one of my posts and it notified me through email. Where've I been? I've been BUSY!!
Fish Pirate's Gifts expanded the store this year from 1,500 square feet to about 4,500 sq. ft. and the restaurant moved back upstairs (Fish Pirate's Saloon). I started my season in Feb., two months earlier than usual, and luckily had the help of Sarah, Lauren, Terry and Hannah. It was a hellish process of going through Dock Sides's old inventory (pulling red tags until our fingers bled) and receiving new goods for the season. Hannah Martin is the new manager this season at Fish Pirate's and doing an AMAZING job!!! Not only does she have an eye for merchandising, she is on top of things without me having to ask. I'm very lucky to have her.
Starting in April, I have been going back and forth between Ketchikan and Skagway working at each store.  Sarah is still the manager at Skagway Mining Co, and is rocking it this year by herself.  I have only been in Skagway three times this summer, and each time I arrive to a clean and well put together store.  I seriously don't know what I did to convince her to stay this long at Skagway but she and I have been managing now for 13 seasons. I'm super happy that she is still here with me!
Thank you Hannah and Sarah!!!  You girls do an outstanding job!

Fish Pirate's crew Tacky Tourist Day! 
Taffy wagon - custom made pirate ship!
Skagway Mining Co.'s Crew 2013