Drakes Bay Oyster Company finally closes shop

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Thursday, January 1, 2015
Drakes Bay Oyster Company

INVERNESS, Calif. (KGO) -- Drakes Bay Oyster Company at Point Reyes National Seashore has harvested, shucked and sold its last oyster.

The 100-year-old, family owned farm will close after a long, legal battle brought on by Marin interest groups.

The National Park Service owns the land. The federal government put a ban on oyster farming there.

Drakes' lease ran out two years ago.

The Supreme Court refused to review an appeal to keep it open.

Court papers earlier this month show Drakes agreed to end all operations by Thursday.

It will host a goodbye potluck for the public on Saturday at Point Reyes Station.