UPDATE: Shops in Anchorage coming and going
Here is a list of updates from a few stores in Anchorage:
A new location will be opening in the Dimond Center next to Auntie Anne’s. Construction has not yet begun.
KTUU originally reported that Forever 21 was on a list of stores set to close. An official with the Dimond Center confirmed that a deal was set with the clothing chain, and as far as they know, the store will be sticking around.
Signs have gone up and construction has begun on a JoAnn in Midtown in the University Center. A sign displayed in the window said the store will be opening May 2020.
The store in the 5th Avenue Mall is expected to close soon. The company is closing many other stores around the country.
The chain store is family-friendly with clothing, knick-knacks and more relating to pop culture and fandom. According to the company’s website, every $10 customers spend in-store secures one meal on behalf of local food banks.
The family-owned business has a variety of Alaskan gifts and souvenirs. Their new location is in the Dimond Center.