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Alaskan business owners breathe new life into Spenard vacancies

Alaskan business owners breathe new life into Spenard vacancies

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Words by Mariah Dejesus-Remaklus. Photos by Young Kim. There have been vacant buildings in the Spenard area for some time now, including the old buildings that once housed TapRoot and La Mex. But while Anchorage locals may have walked and driven by seemingly abandoned properties, they were actually passing by the resurrection of these “ghosts.” …

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Enlighten Alaska: Locals supporting locals

Enlighten Alaska: Locals supporting locals

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In Spenard, being a part of the community has become what sets pot shops apart from the crowd. Enlighten Alaska, a family owned shop run by brother and sister Evan and Leah Levinton, opened its doors in 2017 and has made giving back to the community one of the pillars of their business. It all…

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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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Anchorage’s first cold pressed juice bar opens in Spenard

Anchorage’s first cold pressed juice bar opens in Spenard

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To combat the unhealthy habits of her corporate lifestyle, Sarah Glassett quit her job of eight years to open Market Juice with her brother, Riley Smith. “I wanted to create something for people like me, who want to have easy access to healthy choices,” Glassett said. Glassett, who was born and raised in Alaska, opened…

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Productive pests clean taxidermy at the Alaska Beetle Farm

Productive pests clean taxidermy at the Alaska Beetle Farm

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Two freezers that were severed in half and sealed together operate as the makeshift beetle tank for Max Walton’s Alaska Beetle Farm. Walton’s roughly 100,000 dermestiadae beetles live in the freezer-turned-tank in his garage, which doubles as his workspace. Chunks of styrofoam lie in the tank for the beetles to burrow into and pupate. Skulls…

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