Meilani Schijvens, Director of Rain Coast Data, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about Juneau ecomony at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State jobs, population projected to keep falling in Juneau

A silver lining was that jobs and earnings increased in Southeast.

 

Beer lovers gather at the grand opening of Alaskan Brewing Co.’s new tasting room on Commercial Boulevard, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Alaskan Brewing opens new, improved taproom

Thirty-two years in, and Alaskan Brewing Co. is still expanding.

 

Time running out to apply for spot on JEDC board

There are three open seats on the Juneau Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors, and the deadline to apply for a spot has been extended,… Continue reading

The Front Street Cafe inside the Imperial Bar is currently closed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Front Street Cafe gone but ‘tot’ forgotten

Late-night grub shack closes, but another will soon take its place.

The Front Street Cafe inside the Imperial Bar is currently closed. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mark Hamilton, Executive Vice President for External Affairs for the Pebble Partnership, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about the Pebble Mine during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mark Hamilton, Executive Vice President for External Affairs for the Pebble Partnership, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about the Pebble Mine during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Coworking founder Conroy Whitney, left, and his first client, Patrick Courtnage, share a table at the new business in the Senate Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Digital nomad’ building community work space downtown

Juneau Coworking aims to be a home for freelancers, side hustlers and gig economy workers.

Juneau Coworking founder Conroy Whitney, left, and his first client, Patrick Courtnage, share a table at the new business in the Senate Building on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Zach Wilkinson of Tidal Vision sorts through salmon skins with and Brad Robbins, owner of Hooked Seafood Company Alaska. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Another’s treasure: How Tidal Vision grew a corporation out of crab shells

Standing outside a boutique seafood processor in Juneau on a sunny September afternoon, Zach Wilkenson held a handful of what looked like pulverized corn flakes.… Continue reading

Zach Wilkinson of Tidal Vision sorts through salmon skins with and Brad Robbins, owner of Hooked Seafood Company Alaska. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Valley Lumber & Building Supply Company has been sold to Bruce Abel, who owns Don Abel Building Supply. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Valley Lumber sold to Don Abel owner

Owner of Don Abel Building Supply buys similar business near Nugget Mall.

Valley Lumber & Building Supply Company has been sold to Bruce Abel, who owns Don Abel Building Supply. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Skye Stekoll talks about setting up a new brewery at The Jetty in Auke Bay on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Stekoll says he plans to open the brewery next spring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

‘Auke Bay neighborhood brewery’ could open by next summer

Forbidden Peak Brewery is moving into the former UAS bookstore.

Skye Stekoll talks about setting up a new brewery at The Jetty in Auke Bay on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Stekoll says he plans to open the brewery next spring. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
DeHarts Auke Bay Store is pictured on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Amid construction, owner puts DeHarts up for sale

Auke Bay is changing, and with it, so will DeHarts Auke Bay Store.

DeHarts Auke Bay Store is pictured on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will be closing its office in the Sealaska Building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska USA to close only downtown branch

A long-time bank branch in downtown Juneau will soon close. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union announced to customers this week that it will close its… Continue reading

The Alaska USA Federal Credit Union will be closing its office in the Sealaska Building. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Metro Creative Connection stock image

Grocery delivery service expands to Juneau

Instacart is expanding its services to Juneau and other Southeast communities as of this week.

Metro Creative Connection stock image
The Alaskan Brewing Company has bought three of the five business units in a building owned by Anchor Electric Company to possibly relocate their tasting room or other operations.. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaskan Brewing Co. looks to expand, possibly with a new tasting room

At the height of tourism season, space can get tight in Alaskan Brewing Company’s tasting room. “When a bus unloads, it’s very crowded,” Andy Kline,… Continue reading

The Alaskan Brewing Company has bought three of the five business units in a building owned by Anchor Electric Company to possibly relocate their tasting room or other operations.. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Nugget Mall, pictured in April 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Game On moving to Nugget Mall

Video game store Game On is moving locations as part of an expansion for Juneau’s only video game store. Owners Casey and Emry Harris wrote… Continue reading

The Nugget Mall, pictured in April 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Matt Barnaby, of Barnaby Brewing Company, talks Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, about he and his wife’s plans for a new location for his company on Shattuck Way. A fire on the evening of April 16, 2018, forced their business to close. They hope to be open by the end of the year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Barnaby Brewing finds new location after fire

Four months almost to the day after a fire started in his brewery on Franklin Street, Matt Barnaby stood Monday morning at a property on… Continue reading

Matt Barnaby, of Barnaby Brewing Company, talks Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, about he and his wife’s plans for a new location for his company on Shattuck Way. A fire on the evening of April 16, 2018, forced their business to close. They hope to be open by the end of the year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
An Island Air Express PC-12 flies over Southeast Alaska. (Island Air Express | Courtesy Photo)

Regional airline offering daily flights connecting Juneau, Ketchikan, Petersburg

Island Air Express, an airline company based in Southeast Alaska, is now offering year-round nonstop service between Juneau, Ketchikan and Petersburg, it announced Friday. This… Continue reading

An Island Air Express PC-12 flies over Southeast Alaska. (Island Air Express | Courtesy Photo)