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Owners close century-old Ketchikan store damaged in rockslide


February 11, 2021

KETCHIKAN (AP) - The owners of a Ketchikan supermarket that was severely damaged by a rockslide plan to permanently close the business. Tatsuda’s Supermarket CEO Katherine Tatsuda announced the closure of the store on Feb. 1.

“It is with sadness in my heart that I tell you Tatsuda’s IGA will not be returning, but this is not the end of the Tatsuda family serving our community,” she wrote in a social media post reported by the Ketchikan Daily News.

Tatsuda said she made the decision with her father and co-owner, Bill Tatsuda Jr.

An early morning rockslide slammed into the building Fe...

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