ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The Johnson’s Tire Service building on Denali Street has been sold to Northrim Bank, a week after the business suddenly shut its doors for good.
The closure left many former customers wondering how to get their tires and other personal property from inside the locked store. The Denali Street building was JTS’s last location, and since it was closed, the company’s phone numbers have been disconnected and its web pages taken down.
The building was sold by auction in the Boney Courthouse lobby Tuesday morning. Northrim was the only bidder. The bank says it has received numerous complaints from JTS customers, and is working on a plan to return any personal property still locked inside the building.
“We’re still trying to finalize the plan. We were able to get into the building this just afternoon,” said Northrim spokeswoman Katie Bender. “We want to help the Johnson’s Tire Service customers as much as we can and we’re just sorting through how to do that in the best way possible.”
Bender could not immediately provide a timeline for when the property would be returned, but said the bank is working as quickly as possible to find a solution. The bank will likely make an announcement on its website and social media pages.