Refurbishing the former KeyBank building in downtown Anchorage is just the beginning. A redevelopment plan has been unveiled for the rest of the block.
Two former Sears properties in Anchorage have a new owner. International real estate firm Time Equities, Inc. bought the Midtown Mall and the vacant Sears warehouse at Dowling and Old Seward Highway for $44 million.
The opening of a Women’s Business Center in Anchorage puts the nationwide network run by the US Small Business Administration in all fifty states and Puerto Rico.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development crunched numbers for 2020 and found average prices increased 8 to 9 percent, with demand exceeding supply.
The donation of a disused storage facility lets Shiloh Community Housing develop a one-stop shop for resources to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.
Window graphics, business shingles, and roadside banners by Broadway Signs have been catching eyes across Alaska since 1969. All that time, the Anchorage-based business has been run by the Shockley family—which will continue for the foreseeable future.
Upon retiring as the first Black chief of the Anchorage Police Department, Kenneth D. McCoy moves on to another first. He has been hired as Providence Alaska’s first Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.
Theater patrons suddenly have an abundance of choices. Valley Performing Arts is closing a run of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors; TBA Theatre is mounting its traditional Halloween shows; Anchorage Community Theater stages a radio play; Mad Myrna’s brings back its annual Rocky Horror Show; Perseverance Theatre opens its season in Juneau; and the following week, Cyrano’s Theatre Company continues its 2020 season after a long hiatus.
An empty hole now sits in the middle of the Great Alaska Mall, where Alaska Bagel served coffee and brunch to Midtown Anchorage for more than twenty-five years. The shop served its last dine-in customer on October 21, three weeks after receiving notice from the landlord to move out.
“As more people are vaccinated, we could see more Americans ready to travel—and travel safely—this summer,” writes a group of visitor bureau leaders. “But as you’ve no doubt seen, Alaska’s tourism businesses face a lot of challenges between now and recovery. As Alaskans working in tourism, we have our work cut out for us.”