Supporting Fairbanks & Interior Alaska: COVID-19

As we go through these difficult times in Interior Alaska with the Coronavirus, COVID-19, we want to share with you helpful resources and give you the latest updates as they become available.


OPEN for Business - Supporting Local Businesses in Interior Alaska

Shining a spotlight on businesses in our community. As Alaska opens up and acclimates into phase 3/4 of the Open Alaska Responsibly Plan, iHeartMedia Fairbanks is here to support our local businesses. We encourage you to do the same. Shop local wherever and whenever you can and be sure to explore local - get out of your house this summer and visit all Interior Alaska has to offer. Information on the Open Alaska Responsibly Plan is available at

Supporting Local Businesses in Interior Alaska: OPEN for Business

Arctic Bowl - Completely Re-opened!   Stop in for bowling anytime, no reservations needed. The Arctic Bowl is open daily from Noon til 10 PM and they are practicing social distancing and following all safety protocols. The snack bar is open as well and the Pro Shop is open by appointment. The 300 Club at the Arctic Bowl is also open daily from 5 til 10! Get out and have some fun at the Arctic Bowl, open again for bowling! Call 456-7719 for Pro Shop appointments and general information. The Arctic Bowl, 10th and Cowles, across from the library.


Arctic Sun VR - Is OPEN for Fun and Games! It hasn't been an easy time for anybody, but we are ecstatic to announce that we have opened our doors and offering Virtual Reality Games and Experiences for all ages. To reserve your day and spot, you can book online at or call at (907) 456-ASVR (2787). Updated Hours: OPEN Thursday - Sunday 12 - 10 PM, CLOSED Monday - Wednesday. Visit the Half Price Club on Magic 101.1 website to purchase Arctic Sun VR coupons for half-price!

Health & Safety: We have designated cleaning supplies and strict protocols for each VR station that an ASVR staff member uses before each reservation. In Compliance with CDC Guidelines: We have ensured that our procedures for health and sanitation is in compliance with the the CDC Guidelines for re-opening businesses. Sanitation Practices Before & During Each Reservation: Every headset thoroughly cleaned with Wet Ones Wipes (99.9% antibacterial) Controllers thoroughly cleaned with Wet Ones Wipes. Lenses wiped down with lens cleaning cloth. Couches, tables, chairs cleaned with Lysol wipes/spray. Waiver stations wiped down. Headsets, Controllers & keyboards all "zapped" with germicidal UV wand. We have extra sanitation masks developed specifically to rest between the user’s face and the VR headset available upon request. 


Bentley Mall - A few of the businesses are open or will be open by May 30. Foot Locker is OPEN. GNC is OPEN. Regis & Torrid will open by May 30. Will update as more businesses open.up.


Cold Spot Feed is open for business for all of your pet supplies - located at 377 Helmericks Fairbanks. Online ordering and in-store pick-up service as well as curbside pick-up is available.


Co-op Market Grocery & Deli - Monday - shopping hour exclusively for 60+ and medically vulnerable community. We are also temporarily shortening our store hours to focus on intensive sanitization, in addition to our already stepped-up cleaning. New hours: Monday - Saturday 8 to 9 AM. – Reserved for seniors and people who are medically vulnerable ~ 9 AM to 1 PM – Open to the general public ~ 1 to 3 PM. – Closed for midday cleaning and restocking ~ 3 to 8 PM – Open to general public. Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM (no change) We hope this is a good schedule, but if necessary, we may change it again, due to customer demand and product supply.


Costco - Special Operating Hours for Members Ages 60 and older. Costco warehouses will open from 9 - 10 AM, Monday through Friday for members ages 60 and older, and people with disabilities. Only members who meet this criteria will be able to shop during these hours. Guests will not be admitted. The pharmacy will be open.

To protect our members and employees, effective May 4, all Costco members and guests must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times while at Costco. This requirement does not apply to children under the age of 2 or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition. The use of a face covering should not be seen as a substitute for social distancing. Please continue to observe rules regarding appropriate distancing while on Costco premises. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Cushman Food Plaza - “Hungry? Stop by the Cushman Food Plaza and enjoy "Sushi Kanpai", "Aurora Mediterranean" "Nim's Thai" and coming soon: "Chicken Town"!! It's all the best, and all in one great location at the Cushman Food Plaza, 1448 Cushman! Taste for yourself today at the Cushman Food Plaza!!


Fix Auto Fairbanks - Auto Body and Collision Repair Services. 3285 S. Cushman St. OPEN for Business Monday - Friday. Store hours may vary. To schedule an appointment call 866-723-7331. Please feel free to contact us directly to arrange for repair services and rental vehicle. We look forward to serving you.


FREE Lunches for KIDS at the following Restaurants: Hungry Robot – personal pepperoni or cheese pizza ~ FBKS & NP Pizza Hut – 1 slice of pizza Monday – Friday from 11 AM – 1 PM ~ Spice It Up Restaurant – Chicken Gyro and Juice. Get brown bag lunches at: Salty’s on 2nd ~ Food Factory ~ Salvation Army from Noon – 1 PM ~ Starving Artist Showroom at Noon at 535 2nd Ave ~ Southside Community Fairbanks Native Chapel at 1110 20th Ave.


GCI - We're Committed to Keeping Alaskans Connected. Located at 510 Merhar Ave. Fairbanks. Phone: 907 452-7191. New Hours: OPEN Monday - Friday 11 AM - 4 PM. CLOSED Saturday & Sunday. COVID-19 Complimentary Services include: FREE upgrades to existing customers to include upgraded internet packages and expanded TV services - FREE 'No Worries Internet' plan through May 2020 to new customers and FREE Internet plans to Students and Teachers through May 31 - Offer ONLY VALID to current students and school faculty - Restrictions apply.


Golden Heart Performing Arts is pleased to welcome the Fairbanks community to their new state-of-the-art facility this Saturday, July 25th from Noon to 7:30 PM at 2815 Horner Court Unit 3 . This Open House includes $5 sampler classes starting every hour, on the hour, demonstrations and a BBQ kicking off at 6 PM.

Classes are divided into two categories: grounded and suspended arts running 45 minutes in length for a wide array of ages from 4 to adult.

Have your little one join the Junior Circus (ages 4-6) or take your own turn at a variety of aerial apparatuses including lyra hoop and silks. Ground focused courses include Buti Yoga, Acrobatics and Flex-Ability. There is something for everyone, no matter what skill sets you have.

Masks are required. If you show any symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell please keep our community safe by not attending this event.

We will provide a hand washing station as well as ample amounts of hand sanitizer.

Register online in advance to save your spot. Download the MindBody App and search for "Golden Heart Performing Arts" in a 10 mile radius of Fairbanks. More information available on the web at


Hawks Greenhouse - 2260 Old Rich. Hwy. North Pole. Open for business. We are now OPEN to the public. Please practice social distancing while visiting our greenhouse. We also have curbside pickup and our new website provides an online store with over 340 items: annuals, perennials, vegetables and more. After you order, we will pack it up and email you when it is ready for pickup. or phone us at 488-6119.


North Star Honey Wagon is number one at dealing with your number twos! North Star Honey Wagon are Septic Pumping Professionals who will be able to cut the crap and get to the bottom of things, preferably your septic tank. Call North Star Honey Wagon at triple eight TANK (8265) today!


Jiffy Lube - 54 College Rd (456 - 8559) and 1780 Peger Rd (479-5055). You can stay in your car while they perform vehicle maintenance - Oil Changes, Filters, Fluids, Wipers and more vehicle services. Signature oil change, brake fluid exchange and spark plug replacement coupons available. Open 9 - 5 Monday - Saturday and 10 - 5 on Sunday.


Sun Fix Tanning - Open for business. Walk-Ins are now permitted; however reservations are still encouraged. Persons with symptoms consistent with Covid-19 are not permitted on premises. Social distancing is continued to be practiced. And as always our staff ALWAYS practices the utmost sanitation performances within our salon! Home of $5 Fridays. Located at 505 Old Steese Hwy #120. Phone 457 - 8639.


Restaurants and Bars:

229 Parks Restaurant and Tavern - Mile Post 229 Parks Hwy in McKinley Village - Denali. Take-out orders available on the weekends. Call 683.2567 to place your order. Menu available on website:

Big Daddy's BBQ - Grand Re-Opening with Dine-in and full bar - Monday, June 1, 2020. Takeout, delivery, and curbside service where your order is brought to your car. Phone 907 452-4501

Burger Zone - Now serving Veggie Patties and Chicken Burgers, plus the popular “Heart Attack” burger (gourmet beef patty, bacon and brisket) Fully open and ready to serve you! Located inside the Gas Line II Building - corner of Steese and 5th. (80 5th St. - official address ) Phone 328-1719 for Take-out orders and Delivery via AK Speed Eats.

Cushman Food Plaza - “Hungry? Stop by the Cushman Food Plaza and enjoy "Sushi Kanpai", "Aurora Mediterranean" "Nim's Thai" and coming soon: "Chicken Town"!! It's all the best, and all in one great location at the Cushman Food Plaza, 1448 Cushman! Taste for yourself today at the Cushman Food Plaza!!

East Ramp Pizza - The Citabria Chicken Caesar is back-- shredded mozz/provolone, grilled chicken, bacon, shredded parmesan, and mixed herbs finished with a spirograph swirl of Caesar dressing. Mmmmm, mmmm. The dining room is OPEN, but with slightly fewer seats, so we ask for your patience. You can also place your order over the phone and we will take it down to your vehicle when you arrive. We are located at 3788 S. University Ave. - just north of the control tower on the East Ramp of the Fairbanks Airport. OPEN: Sunday - Wednesday 11 AM - 7 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 AM - 8 PM. Phone 907.451.7492.

We also want to tell you about an event we are hosting next weekend -- Pistons & Planes 2020-- a car show in our parking lot on Sunday, June 14 from 11 - 3. Check us out on Facebook for more details.

Fenders Restaurant - is OPEN for business. Due to Coronavirus and recent vandalism, Fenders was temporarily closed. They are now open from 11 to 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 11 to 5 PM on Sunday. Located in the old Los Amigos Building, 28th and Cushman. Full menu, new items, with tasty drink specials. Phone (907) 452-3684.

Firehouse Subs - Through April 30, hungry guests can enjoy a FREE Kids' Combo with purchase of a medium or large sub by showing this coupon at the register or mentioning it on the phone*. Firehouse Subs kids combos include a choice of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Small Meatball, Turkey & Provolone or Ham & Provolone Subs, along with a 12 oz. fountain drink or carton of milk, dessert and a kid-sized fire hat. This offer is only valid 3/23/20 - 4/30/20. Carryout orders only. Order at the counter or call ahead. Print offer or show on smartphone to redeem. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. $4.99 Medium Choice Subs not valid as qualifying items. Not valid online.

Friar Tucks Hoagie House - OPEN -Takeout and delivery orders available and new “curbside service” where your order is brought to your car. Phone 907 374-6000

Gallo's Mexican Restaurant - OPEN for Dine-in (following guidelines),takeout orders and FREE delivery to Fairbanks and Fort WW. Phone 907 455-9225 to place your order

Glacier Grind Coffee Hut - OPEN - Corner of Airport & Lathrop. Kaladi Brothers Coffees, Smoothies, Jet Teas. Vita Drinks. Breakfast Burritos, Sandwiches. Stop by and sign up to win gift cards from local businesses

Great AK Pizza - OPEN for carryout and delivery. Customer appreciation day is cancelled for the month of March

Great Harvest Bread Company - Dine-In is closed. OPEN for carry out, curbside, and delivery only. Curbside Pick Up – call ahead 907-374-3900, and pick up at the curb with another call. Order on-line @, call when you arrive and your order is brought to you. Delivery for orders of $100 or more $10.00 delivery fee.

Hoarfrost Distilling - We have a terrific collection of vodkas, flavored vodkas and liqueurs. All of our products are made by hand here in Fairbanks in small batches from fresh ingredients. Stop by at our cozy tasting room Mon-Sat 4-8 PM to try our cocktails. We are located at 3501 Lathrop St Unit F. Phone: (907) 479-6128. We now offer outside seating starting tonight First Friday until Labor Day - corona virus permitting. Come and enjoy cocktails outside with more space to spread out while the weather is so nice.

A must try seasonal product - Wildflower vodka made with petals of local fireweed. This is a very unique hand-crafted specialty vodka made in limited amounts each year, and it's available now.

You've got to try the latest - made in the house ice cream with a choice of any of our liqueurs garnished with fresh picked berries from our garden. Indulge yourself with our new summer special - house made vanilla ice cream in your choice of Hoarfrost liqueur: Honeyberry, Chokecherry, Limoncello, Orange, Gooseberry or Coffee. Garnishes/toppings options: lemon, chocolate drizzle, fresh berries, maraschino cherry. For an extra kick add a squirt of whipped cream. Little info on Alaskan Honeyberries. Right now we are loading up on the little rascals to make our delicious Honeyberry Liqueur. Honeyberries look like chubby blueberries that have really started to let themselves go. They are juicy and taste like a cross between blueberries and raspberries. This hand made all-Alaskan product is limited production. It makes a perfect gift, a souvenir for out-of-town friends, and you will want a bottle for yourself for the long winter nights ahead.

Hot Shot Sisters Drive-Through 3686 College Rd. OPEN for business 5 AM - 6 PM. DELIVERY service starting 3/18 - includes North Pole. Phone or text 750-2488. Smoothies, juice bar, espresso, breakfast burritos, burrito bundles, & more.

McDonald's - All Drive-Thru's are OPEN. Airport Way and Johansen OPEN 24 hours. Geist Road OPEN 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM. North Pole OPEN 6 AM to midnight. Note: Hours could change based on customer response. First Responders - Health Care Workers - receive a FREE Thank You Meal - as a small token of gratitude for all you're doing. Valid through May 5.

Oasis Restaurant and Lounge is now open for indoor and outdoor patio dining (following guidelines), take-out, delivery and curbside service, on University Avenue! Order now for all your Oasis favorites! Learn more on Facebook, or call 458-8020 for breakfast, lunch and dinner! 

Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza - Thank You Alaska Special: Get two of the delicious Papa Murphy’s salads for just 10 bucks! Their way of saying thank you for your support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Papa Murphy’s is here for you! OPEN for Take Out Pizza at both locations - OPEN until 8 PM. Phone 452-7272 or 479-3637.

Pump House Restaurant - OPEN in house limited dining with limited hours starting May 1

Red Fox Bar & Grill - OPENING for in house seating - starting Friday, April 24 - by reservation ONLY - can be made at the door - limited capacity of 49 people. A full bar is available and hours of operation are from 11 AM - 2 AM

Salty's on 2nd - OPEN - Monday - Thursday 9 AM -10 PM, Friday - Saturday 9 AM -11 PM and Sunday 9 AM - 2 PM. LIMITED DINE IN - OPENS Monday May 4 and the rooftop deck and patio are open!!!! Takeout and delivery orders available. Phone 907 457-4992. Saturday- July 25 from 6 to 10 PM - Giving Back to the Community Event at Salty's on 2nd. Cycling and raising awareness for 24 charities across our golden heart city. Live DJ, live performances and more— all outdoors and safely distances to follow recommended guidelines!

SOBA - Authentic Moldovan Restaurant, downtown in the CO-OP Plaza Mall on 2nd avenue. Fairbanks only Eastern European cuisine served in a cozy, comfy atmosphere-a truly Moldovan setting right here! With Eastern Europe favorites like Pierogies, delicious Schnitzels, cabbage wraps and more. Kids menu, traditional desserts and a wonderful selection of wine imported from Moldova. SOBA,now offering dine in, delivery and take out. Try their new Daily Lunch Special Combo meal-just $13.99 and every seventh meal is free. SOBA - in the CO-OP plaza downtown!

Taco King - Call Pedro at 771-6000 for Speedy Delivery or take-out

The Banks Alehouse - OPEN 11 AM - 8 PM Tuesday - Saturday. Patio is now OPEN for dining and dine-in is also available inside. Takeout and delivery orders available. Phone: 907 374-3265 or go to - AK Speed Eats for food and beverage delivery options.

Wendy's Dine-In is closed. Drive through OPENS at 6:30 AM for their new breakfasts and stays open to 1 AM at Fairbanks location. At North Pole location stays OPEN until Midnight.


Organizations Supporting Interior Alaska:

Fairbanks Community Food Bank is here to serve our community,. Thank you to everyone who is finding ways to support us right now with donated food, donated funds, and even volunteer time (while keeping social distancing). To contact the Fairbanks Community Food Bank, you can call 45-SHARE, message us through Facebook, or visit us online at THANK YOU!


Fairbanks North Star Borough School District FREE Breakfasts and Lunches. See Public Service Announcements for complete list of all participating schools and times for meals.


United Way of the Tanana Valley - The COVID-19 Response Fund supports members of our Interior Community who are struggling in the economic fallout from the pandemic. Donations will rapidly be deployed to nonprofit agencies working to provide food, shelter, and other basic human necessities throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% of the dollars contributed to this emergency response fund will go directly to organizations providing services. Design Alaska has generously offered to pay all credit processing fees to help make this possible! Visit COVID-19 Response Fund for more information or to make a donation or send a check to PO Box 74396, Fairbanks, AK, 99707. If you do choose to send a check, please send us a quick message so that we can add your donation to the total immediately. As of 4/9 at 12:00 PM, the fund is at $19,785!


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