While everyone is eager to get back to normal (or close to what normal used to look like), Alaska’s organizations are making the most of the opportunities they have now, helping people travel far and wide—digitally, at least.
With the number of tourists drastically reduced (if they come at all), locals will have the run of Anchorage—which makes it the perfect time for the city’s residents to become acquainted with all the municipality’s outdoor options.
What do Oklahoma City; Cleveland; Cincinnati; Boise, Idaho; and Bend, Oregon have in common? Visitors to these cities—and the people who live in them—are benefitting from the fact that their downtown areas have undergone a revitalization, attracting businesses, tax dollars, and tourists that contribute to the area’s overall economy.
Most experts indicate that the Last Frontier has turned the corner and in 2020 will claw its way out of the recession that started several years ago. However, the recovery is not expected to be uniform, as Anchorage remains in recession and many of the impacts of the state’s budget cuts have yet to play out.
EasyPark announced 6th & H, 7th & G and 5th & B parking garages purple level (2nd floor) will have dedicated parking spaces for recipients of the Purple Heart medal and preferred parking spaces will be donated to those recipients.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall recently welcomed Go! Calendars, Games & Toys to its retail lineup.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall announced the recent opening of Excalibur Alaska, retailing 100 percent authentic and officially licensed sports merchandise from apparel to jerseys to hats to home décor.
Cook Inlet Housing Authority opened a new family-oriented housing complex in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood featuring twenty-one townhouse-style apartments, the latest development in a decade-long revitalization of the north Anchorage community.
Columbia Sussex, which has owned and managed The Hilton Anchorage since 2006, recently completed an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, including upgrades to the lobby, dining establishments, guest rooms, fitness center and conference spaces.
In one day, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority unanimously approved a total of six loan participations for projects happening in Anchorage and Wasilla.