This is the second winter the City and Borough of Juneau will operate the shelter. The facility in the old state public safety building on Whittier Street sleeps up to 28 people and operates from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. through April 15.
David McCasland, who owns fish taco stand Deckhand Dave’s, typically operates with other vendors on the Archipelago Lot by the cruise ship docks in the summer. He plans to turn the current vacant lot that used to be Gunakadeit Park into a seasonal food court.
Ryan Johnson of Juneau and Marc-Andre Leclerc of British Columbia were presumed dead after a week long search when they didn’t return from an attempt to climb the Mendenhall Towers in March. Recovery efforts continued through the summer and fall.