By Dan Rudy 

Economic outlook shows retail sales projected to grow in 2015-16


Wrangell shoppers saddled themselves down with appliances, wares and other sundries during the borough’s Tax-free Day on May 2. Twice a year, sales taxes are waived for local businesses in an effort to boost retail purchases.

During the autumn tax holiday, grocers Bob’s IGA and City Market tend to hold their big case lot sales, and Front Street shops often feature special offers and discounts on Tax-free Days.

“Every time we have one it gets bigger,” said Bob Robbins, owner of Bob’s IGA. He said the last three such days have each beaten out the one previous in sales.

“It was a g...

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