Local Homer business Alaska Salt Company has settled into its new home on the Homer Spit, and celebrated on Friday with a grand opening ceremony.
Complete with free tote bags for the first few customers, music, and beer from Grace Ridge Brewing, the opening celebrated the company’s move and its quick growth since it started up.
Owned and operated by Casey and Britni Siekaniec, Alaska Salt Company takes salt from the waters of Kachemak Bay, harvested on the Spit, for its myriad cooking and cosmetic products sold mainly on the lower Kenai Peninsula. The specialized cooking salts are a popular example.
The Siekaniecs started out selling their product in 2017, and got a loan from the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District to remodel the lower level of their duplex into an industrial kitchen and office for their business. They surpassed the operation capacity of that space by the end of 2018, which is when the search for a new location began.
Alaska Salt Company was stationed in a small shop at the base of the Homer Spit during the summer of 2018.
Now, the business rests at the end of the Homer Shores Boardwalk on the Spit in the building previously occupied by Lucky Pierre Charters.
For more information, visit alaskasaltco.com.