Douglas business, sold at auction, reopens


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A Douglas business, seized by the federal government for failure to pay taxes, has a new owner - and a new name.

Louie's Douglas Inn opened Tuesday.

The bar was auctioned off last year, after the IRS said former owner Patrick Peterson failed to pay about $1,000,000 in taxes.

It was bought for $145,000 by James and Arbe Williams with their daughter, Abigail Trucano, who owns and operates it. They made heavy investments in renovations, which Arbe Williams says aren't quite done yet.

The bar was named after another former owner, Louie Pusich, who was on hand for the reopening.

Reports say the bar opened in time for the July 4th holiday, when there are a lot of activities in the neighborhood.

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