Rhonda Silence

“The Fisherman’s Daughter” preparing for spring opening

WTIP likes to share news of local businesses — new businesses, new owners, milestone achievements. In this feature, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence checks in with the co-owners of The Fisherman’s Daughter as they prepare for their second season of operating the fish market and restaurant on the Grand Marais waterfront.

The current operators of the fish market are Abby Tofte and Sam Hedstrom, owners of The Big Lake, and Kate and Jeremy Keeble, owners of Hungry Hippie Hostel and Hungry Hippie Tacos. They assumed ownership of the former Dockside Fish Market in mid-March 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic turned regular business upside down for deli and dining establishments.

Rhonda got a tour of the work-in-progress inside the seafood market and deli, interrupting Jeremy Keeble in the midst of a reopening project. And Abby and Kate sat down with Rhonda on the sunny deck to talk about how things went in their first year–and what’s ahead for this season.

The big question–when will The Fisherman’s Daughter reopen?–is answered in the interview below.

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