Cape Cod Magazine interview with Susan Dwyer, Owner of Oyster Bay
What inspired you to open a gift and jewelry store? I wanted to create a fun place to shop. It’s great to hear customers “ooh” and “ahh “when they walk in. They smile when they see a copper whale or mermaid weathervane next to a jewelry case with oysters and pearls on pigs.
What awards or industry recognition has your business received? Oyster Bay won “Best Gift Shop on Cape Cod – 2015” from Cape Cod Magazine.
What sets your company apart from the competition? The friendly atmosphere and merchandise, such as: ALEX AND ANI, scrimshaw, nautical antiques, Nantucket baskets, mova globes, seaglass, and local artists like John Young. Read “Eat Your Peas” and you will keep this book forever.
What do you love most about your job? To hear customers call out, “Look what I found,” or when they laugh while reading Shannon Martin greeting cards—“Why limit happy to an hour?”
Are you involved with any community/charitable organizations?Oyster Bay is a member of the Provincetown Chamber of Commerce and participates in many charitable auctions and events, such as Holly Folly.
Anything new and exciting on the horizon? Watch for new designs by ALEX AND ANI, Lemon and Line—bracelets made with nautical lines in the USA for both men and women. It’s always evolving and there is always something new. My store features one-of-a-kind pieces as well as my own art. Be the first to own an aerating wine glass—a decanter within a glass. Come and see our version of a Cape Cod sleigh ride. When you look closely at the logo, what do you see?