Downtown Juneau is hopping with renovations and grand openings. Several young and creative entrepreneurs have expanded the local food scene. The Rookery, which opened last fall, was recently closed for renovations and has now reopened. The Wild Oven Bakehouse opened in October, and B’s Bakery and Bistro opened just last week. KTOO’s Amanda Compton starts her tour at the newly remodeled Rookery.
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