Closures and openings highlight changing face of small business

For about four and a half years, Twisted Root supplied Wrangell residents with organic and natural foods which could be difficult to find in larger grocery stores. That came to an end when the shop closed on Tuesday.

The closure highlights the challenges of owning a small business. While the economic climate has led to some owners taking down their shingle, others have been able to open or expand.

Twisted Root, owned by Sierra Roland, of Moose Pass, on the Kenai Peninsula, was open for almost five years, which is a statistical turning point for most small businesses in the country, according t...


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