Many Hoonah shops closed for 'Juneau Day'

Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010

A friend and I went over to Hoonah for "Juneau Day" at Icy Straight Point on June 26. It was a full boat over and a very nice day for a boat ride. After we arrived, we took a bus to the bear viewing area and looked for wildlife. Not much to be seen this time of year, but it was a nice little tour. We got back to Icy Straight Point around 12:30 p.m. and we were hungry.

The flyer and website had advertised that all retail shops and restaurants would be open, so we headed to "The Cookhouse," which was all dark and closed up. We wandered around a bit, trying to decide if we should walk into town to get something to eat.

One of the other people from our tour walked by and said hamburgers were being served further up the trail. We headed there and ordered burgers. Then we decided to do a little shopping. When we went into the cannery, we were disappointed to find that only three of the retail shops were open; the rest were all closed up. Why would they advertise that all retail shops and restaurants would be open? It was a huge disappointment for us and we will not go again.

Laura Christey


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