By Lex Treinen
CVN writer 

Millions worth of downtown Haines retail property goes up for sale


October 19, 2023

Photo courtesy of Lex Treinen

Red plywood signs were nailed up around multiple business and residential buildings on Friday. The owner of the buildings, Chris Thorgesen, declined to comment on why he decided to sell more than $3 million worth of property.

HAINES - More than $3.5 million worth of Haines real estate - most of it in the downtown area - went up for sale last week, surprising business owners and public officials who worried about what the sale might mean for the vibrancy of the city center.

The properties include Alpenglow Pizza, Thor's Gym and Eagles Nest Apartments, and are owned by Chris Thorgesen, who purchased most of them about 10 years ago.

"It's obviously a concern," said mayor-elect Tom Morphet. "Chris single-handedly kind of revitalized downtown."

Business owners said they learned of the sale when bright red plywood s...

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