Mary Frances Griggs has been a customer of Nugget Alaskan Outfitters, now called NAO, since it was Nugget Department Store in the 1970s. And she was there on its last day in Nugget Mall. After 25 years at the same location, the shop is closing its doors for a week and reopening at Mendenhall Mall on Sept. 28.
On Sunday, Griggs, her daughter, Jojo Griggs, and niece, Sydnee Reid, were doing some “rainy day shopping” for jeans, Reid said. Griggs said she buys everything from NAO, from ski equipment to shoes to clothes to rain gear.