ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — An Anchorage burger chain that's been around for decades is closing one of its locations.
Arctic Roadrunner employees were told this week that the branch on Arctic Boulevard would be shutting its doors in the coming weeks.
The announcement was made following the death of Arctic Roadrunner's owner Dick Sanchis in June.
"I think we are just trying to close it down because we are really sad," said Andy Howard, manager of the Arctic Boulevard location. "So we might just close down and switch over to the other store."
Founded in 1964 by Sanchis, the iconic burger joint has been a staple for many in Anchorage for decades.
"We've been coming here for a very long time, since we were dating in highschool," said one couple dining at the restaurant Wednesday afternoon. "It's sad to realize its not going to be here anymore."
The Arctic Boulevard location will be open until August 18.