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Anchorage Liquor Store Closing Following Neighborhood Complaints

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The company that owns a chain of liquor stores in Anchorage has agreed to close one of them because of neighborhood complaints of problems caused by public inebriates.  

Located not far from the city's homeless shelter, the Brown Jug in Mountainview near the Red Apple Market will be closed, according to a report in the Anchorage Daily News

The owner, Liquor Stores North America, a company based in Canada, has also agreed to changes at another store, such as keeping a list of customers who will be barred from buying there. This is already being done at an Oaken Keg liquor store in Fairview, also in response to neighborhood concerns.

Perhaps the best known broadcasting voice in Alaska, Steve Heimel began his career at a radio station in rural Pennsylvania and worked his way up to two of the nation's Top Ten commercial media markets. He moved to public radio in 1974 for greater creative latitude and moved to Alaska in 1982, working for the statewide Alaska Public Radio Network for 32 years as Managing Editor, morning news announcer and host of the statewide “Talk of Alaska” call-in show.