Nothing has hit his business as hard as stores like Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops moving in and divvying up the retail pie, said Staser, who co-owns the store. It's been "traumatic, to say the least," he said. The business has had to adapt to stack up to outdoor store Goliaths and the internet. "We've always had a hard time putting resources into advertising Black Friday when you have to compete with so many stores," he said.
This is the first installment of a new, occasional series in the Anchorage Daily News, taking a quick look at the comings and goings of businesses in Southcentral Alaska. If you know of a business opening or closing its doors in the area, send a note to reporter Annie Zak at email@example.com. Dipper Donuts: This Spenard doughnut shop at 1209 W. 36th Ave. is open Tuesdays through Fridays for boxes of doughnuts from 6 a.m. until the goods sell out.
An Alaska Native corporation said this week it has sold off four Anchorage hotels to focus on other sectors of its business. NANA Regional Corp. said Monday that, along with joint owner Sodexo, it sold the Courtyard, Midtown Springhill Suites and Residence Inn — all Marriott hotels — to Anchorage real estate firm JL Properties. NANA also sold the University Lake SpringHill Suites, of which it was the full owner, to JL Properties. The sales were effective Nov. 7, NANA said in a statement.
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