Salty Girls’ PT location finally comes out of its shell

Launch delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

Posted 5/12/21

Salty Girls Port Townsend officially opened for business late last week — with fingers crossed.

The Sequim favorite expanded to Port Townsend’s Taylor Street last year. Salty Girls …

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Salty Girls’ PT location finally comes out of its shell

Launch delayed by COVID-19 pandemic

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Salty Girls Port Townsend officially opened for business late last week — with fingers crossed.

The Sequim favorite expanded to Port Townsend’s Taylor Street last year. Salty Girls Seafood Company signed their lease in February 2020 and began their build and renovation.

But then came the tale as old as COVID times – the pandemic put everything on hold for their second location.

When the owners, Lavon Gomes and Tracie Millett, finally managed to open their doors for outdoor-service-only in October of last year, they were forced to close again three weeks later.

It certainly hasn’t been the easiest road to re-opening, but Salty Girls don’t give a shuck.

Despite the adversity, the pair said they are eager and delighted to serve the Port Townsend community with their fresh oysters, clams, mussels and crab sourced from the Jamestown Tribe, Discovery and Sequim Bay farms, and other local fisheries.

Like the quality clams from Discovery Bay, the owners firmly believe that you can’t find anything better than this area’s seafood offerings. Their menu showcases the beautiful simplicity of the Pacific Ocean’s produce and they can’t wait to serve this port town exactly what it craves.

In addition to their full bar with signature cocktails, they will also be offering eight taps with local beer, cider, kombucha and wine.

“I’m just excited to be here in Port Townsend … We love Port Townsend,” Gomes said.

“It feels like such a close community,” Millett added. “People are so connected in this community.”

With a fun and lighthearted atmosphere, the pair have a desire for the Port Townsend location to be strongly rooted in the community. They understand this is a tourist town, but they are excited to be here primarily for the local people, Millett explained.

They want to connect with the locals and give back to the area.

“We’re pretty fortunate to be here,” Gomes reaffirmed.

For now, they are making sure everything is running smooth, every day feeling grateful and appreciative of a town that has been so supportive and kind.

“Thank you for having us,” Gomes said to all Port Townsend patrons, past and future.

“And for being patient,” Millett quickly added.

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