Simon Greer, a teammate at Stoned Salmon Farms, looks over cannabis plants growing in one of their two nursery rooms in Juneau on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New pot shop keeps one eye on locals, one on the future

There’s a discount if you come in wearing Xtratufs.

 

Photos: Gallery Walk 2018

Get an inside look at the annual holiday event.

 

Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                 Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
                                 Brian Holst, Executive Director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Archipelago Lot on South Franklin Street on Friday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Archipelago Lot on South Franklin Street on Friday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Courtney Manger, co-owner of the Foggy Mountain Shop, uses marshmallows as snowflakes as she decorates her Franklin Street store for Black Friday sales on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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.

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)
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.

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)
The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The city has received an offer to buy the area known as Pocket Park at Front and Franklin Streets to be used as a food court. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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)
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Grocery delivery service expands to Juneau

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

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