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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, but is likely to hold off on deciding a long-term future for the park. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

What next for downtown’s Pocket Park?

The owner of Deckhand Dave’s offered to buy the entire property.

 

Jennifer Nu, Local Foods Director at Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, left, takes inventory of fresh grown greens being delivered by Jackie Ebert, of Nunatak Foods, with her son Oliver, to the Salt & Soil Marketplace location at the Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The nonprofit Salt and Soil Marketplace is staying open this winter and will offer a new Valley location to pick up Southeast-grown foods. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Online farmers market keeps going through winter

Their options don’t peter out in the cold months.

 

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

 

Open mic series begins Wednesday

An eight-week open mic and art series is beginning Wednesday at the Rookery downtown. The series, called Mountainside Open Mic and Art Jam, invites people… Continue reading

Historic bar Triangle Club undergoes renovations

Don’t worry, the triangle in the carpeting isn’t going anywhere.

Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Voters can now register at downtown post office

This weekend is the last chance for people to register to vote, and doing so in Juneau just became easier.

Veronica Buness, of Kindred Post, tapes up a sign on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, announcing people can register to vote at the Franklin Street business. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

West Douglas road leads to future

City officials hope the road will serve as the foundation of development on the backside of Douglas.

Alan Steffert, project manager for the city, closes the gate to the West Douglas Pioneer Road after a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the West Douglas Pioneer Road on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A Juneau delegation poses for a picture after returning on the last Alaska Seaplanes flight of the season from an Economic Trade Mission in Whitehorse on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Mary Berry, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Dave Scanlan, Eaglecrest, Liz Perry, Travel Juneau, Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council, Charles Herrington, Eaglecrest, Jim Powell, UAS, Keith Comstock, Juneau Hydropower and Barbara Burnett, Juneau Sister Cities Committee. Attending the mission but not pictured are Carl Ramseth, Alaska Seaplanes, and Jerry Burnett. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic leaders hope to spark commerce, partnerships with Whitehorse

Eleven Juneau representatives traveled to Whitehorse to open up the lines of communication between business communities.

A Juneau delegation poses for a picture after returning on the last Alaska Seaplanes flight of the season from an Economic Trade Mission in Whitehorse on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Mary Berry, Alaska Glacier Seafoods, Dave Scanlan, Eaglecrest, Liz Perry, Travel Juneau, Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council, Charles Herrington, Eaglecrest, Jim Powell, UAS, Keith Comstock, Juneau Hydropower and Barbara Burnett, Juneau Sister Cities Committee. Attending the mission but not pictured are Carl Ramseth, Alaska Seaplanes, and Jerry Burnett. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic-minded candidates talk future of business in Juneau

At Thursday’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assembly candidates were probed about an issue that many of them know quite a bit about: Juneau’s economy.… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (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)
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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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This storefront at 159 S. Franklin Street, seen Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, has been approved by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board as the site of the city’s newest retail marijuana shop. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire)

Two new pot shops approved for Juneau

Two new marijuana shops are coming to Juneau, courtesy of the Alaska Marijuana Control Board. In its three-day Fairbanks meeting this week, the board approved… Continue reading

This storefront at 159 S. Franklin Street, seen Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, has been approved by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board as the site of the city’s newest retail marijuana shop. (James Brooks | 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)
Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Gardening project results in nostalgia, inspiration for inmates

As a drizzling rain fell Friday afternoon, Patrick Sweeney stood in the courtyard at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and talked about the flower beds he… Continue reading

Jeremy Bauer, left, and Jason Clifton, right, of Frenchie’s Floral Studio, talk with inmate Patrick Sweeney about a flower-growing collaboration at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Eva Bornstein, program officer for the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 alongside JEDC intern Gunnar Schultz. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)

Visitors, legislative staff concerned about safety in downtown Juneau, survey says

Visitors to Juneau would like to see downtown cleaned up, both literally and figuratively, according to two Juneau Economic Development Council surveys. The results of… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, program officer for the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 alongside JEDC intern Gunnar Schultz. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Alaska Permanent Fund hiring more workers in Juneau

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation will hire 10 new workers in Juneau, CEO Angela Rodell told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, earning a… Continue reading

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alison Lewis, left, and Dr. Tamar Boyd, right, speak about women’s health care at Wellspring Integrative Medical Center on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Biz Spotlight: Changing the conversation around post-pregnancy care

Struggling to heal emotionally and physically after pregnancy is normal. But it’s not something people talk about readily, said Dr. Tamar “Tam” Boyd, of Wellspring… Continue reading

Alison Lewis, left, and Dr. Tamar Boyd, right, speak about women’s health care at Wellspring Integrative Medical Center on Thursday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)
Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Emissions from cruise ships cloud up the Gastineau Channel on July 5. (Photo courtesy Eric Adam)

As blue haze rises, so do cruise ship complaints

Complaints over cruise ship emissions are rising, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation, partly due to excessive blue haze from cruise ship exhaust stacks.… Continue reading

Wells Fargo to close Lemon Creek branch

Wells Fargo is closing its Lemon Creek branch, the only full-service bank in the area, effective Aug. 15. On Wednesday morning, signs announcing the impending… Continue reading