Alaska roadhouse reopens before Yukon Quest begins

Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FAIRBANKS — An Alaska roadhouse has reopened under new ownership in time to stand as a traditional checkpoint in the upcoming Yukon Quest dog sled race.

Crabb’s Corner roadhouse in the Steese Highway community of Central reopened its doors Friday as Central Corner under new owners Mike Scott and John Howard, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.

The business will include a liquor store, bar and restaurant while selling some convenience grocery items. A 10-room hotel was part of the package, along with a nearby rental cabin.

The reopening is good timing for organizers of the Yukon Quest, which has relied on the roadhouse as a checkpoint for the 1,000-mile sled dog race for nearly three decades.

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