The former gas station by Walmart won’t stay empty long. Some tour and expedition businesses are working together to make it their home.
Northern Safety Operations, Alaska Icefield Expeditions and IditaGrow will have offices, transitory housing and training facilities there. Renovation of the 5,300-square-foot building is underway with creating full living spaces, kitchen and offices.
Northern Safety Operations Executive Director Joel Probst said it feels good to turn the empty station, which he called an eyesore, into something useful.