Fairbanks has said a temporary goodbye to a local retail institution. Samson’s Hardware closed the doors at a location it had occupied for 104 years Friday. The store on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks, which is currently owned by the Jackovich family, has survived in the modern era of big box retailers as the place to get hard-to-find items and personalized service.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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