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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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Nick

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Nick Carpenter wants to say thank you to Spenard. Carpenter first came to Alaska in 2009. He followed the path of his brother, who was working in the summer fishing industry. Carpenter, who is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, quickly fell for the midnight sun. As the amazement of summertime sunshine waned into sub-freezing temperatures and…

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Enlighten Alaska hosts inaugural First Friday

Enlighten Alaska hosts inaugural First Friday

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Spenardian photographer Darcy Stein will be showcasing her work for the first time from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Enlighten Alaska. The show will mark the first anniversary of the Spenard marijuana dispensary and their inaugural First Friday. “It’s exciting to have so many firsts all wrapped up in one event,” Leah Levinton, owner of…

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