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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

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“Reduce, reuse, recycle” is a phrase that the owners of The Writer’s Block don’t take lightly. Everything has a “second life,” says Vered Mares, one of the four owners at the Block. She says they attempt to have as little waste as possible — by using “every bit of everything that we have.” “Nothing gets…

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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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Granny B’s commemorates a grandmother’s legacy

Granny B’s commemorates a grandmother’s legacy

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For 16 years, I have lived two blocks away from Granny B’s Café wondering what it had to offer. When I was 9 years old, I would spend my money on ice cream and walk up the hill to buy candy at Mexico Lindo. The parking lot tempted me with the smell of freshly made…

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Carousel Lounge opens this spring, keeps historic name

Carousel Lounge opens this spring, keeps historic name

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The historic Carousel Lounge will be opening its doors to the public this spring. The neighborhood soft opening will be sometime at the end of April, and a grand opening will take place June 9, said owner Paul Berger. The bar will house three pool tables, four dart boards, a jukebox and a punching bag….

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Historic Carousel Lounge may see revival

Historic Carousel Lounge may see revival

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The Carousel Lounge, one of Spenard’s most iconic bars, may see a revival. Paul Berger, a determined Anchorage businessman wants to bring a neighborhood-oriented bar to the vacant building, called the Bar on Spenard. “I would really love to have people just walk over,” Berger said. “Neighborhood guys and gals. I want to really focus…

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