KETCHIKAN — The bears aren’t happy: The Arctic Bar will be closed for three to four months.
The 77-year-old Arctic, home to an infamous logo depicting amorous bears, closed this week to repair pilings that support the structure, according to bar co-owner Paula Weisel. It’s the first time the bar has been closed for an extended period of time, she said.
In addition to the structural work, the bar’s interior is being “gutted” and replaced, Weisel said while in the Arctic on Tuesday.
“Every single thing in this bar is going to come out of here,” she said.