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Homecoming planned for Paradise Inn palm tree

Homecoming planned for Paradise Inn palm tree

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After a federal seizing, a legal battle, an auction and more, Spenardians have an idea for where they want the Paradise Inn palm tree to rest. The 22-foot-tall broken neon symbol of Spenardian pride will be welcomed with a homecoming parade in the near future.   Melissa Rustemov Lohr and Mike Linz both said in…

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Cultivated by community: Spenard’s first neighborhood garden debuts in May

Cultivated by community: Spenard’s first neighborhood garden debuts in May

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A group of Anchorage women have banded together to build the first community garden in Spenard. Leading the charge is Michelle Wilber, program manager for the Alaska Community Action on Toxics’ Yarducopia, Alivia DeBusk, a member of the Anchorage Permaculture Guild, board member of Alaska Cold Climate Permaculture Institute, and owner of Adrift Gardens, Julie…

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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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Ghosts of Spenard

Ghosts of Spenard

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Route 33 The building that most recently housed Route 33, was most notably home to the Fly by Night Club. Originally built in the 1950s as a hardware store, Mr. Whitekeys’ Fly By Night Club became popular for his “Whale Fat Follies” and “Christmas in Spenard” shows. The club operated for over 26 years and…

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