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Windmill to receive critical facelift, bringing back ‘former glory’

Windmill to receive critical facelift, bringing back ‘former glory’

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Sitting in the Koot’s parking lot is arguably one of the largest — both physically and figuratively — symbols of Spenard. The ornamental windmill, decorated with lights of green, red and white looms over the neighborhood. “I didn’t think it would become the icon it is today,” former owner of Chilkoot Charlie’s, Mike Gordon said….

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In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

In the beginning: Northern Lights Center

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The Northern Lights Center strip mall is home to many Spenard mainstays. Middle Way Cafe, Title Wave Books and Kaladi Brothers Coffee have been storefront neighbors for some time now. Big name retailers and trendy restaurants, like REI Co-op, Hearth Artisan Pizza and a revolving sushi bar, bring people from the far reaches of the…

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Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

Kanady Chiropractic grows with Spenard

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Throughout the years, a lot has changed about Spenard. Tim and Lynn Kanady, owners of Kanady Chiropractic, have seen that change unfold outside their shop’s doors, on the corner of Fireweed Lane and Spenard Road. The couple will celebrate their businesses’ 30th anniversary in August. Both Tim and Lynn grew up in Alaska before getting…

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Naan your average restaurant: Yak​ and Yeti turns 10

Naan your average restaurant: Yak​ and Yeti turns 10

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Words by Rob LeFebvre Photos by Young Kim The best word, perhaps, for Spenard’s own Yak and Yeti Himalayan Restaurant is adventurous. The tiny box of a restaurant sits right on Spenard Road, two doors down from Pho Lena and Frigid North, and right across the street from the newly revamped Carousel Lounge. It’s painted…

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Where do you draw the line?

Where do you draw the line?

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Spenard is a part of my identity. My great-grandparents homesteaded near Romig Hill. My parents met at local watering hole, Chilkoot Charlies. I made my pilgrimage there 21 years later. I had my first kiss in the history section of Title Wave. When I was born, I was brought to a home that sits on…

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