The new owners of the Lucky Wishbone say they have no plans to change the iconic restaurant now that long-time owner George Brown has passed away.

Brown died Saturday morning in Anchorage, less than a week after celebrating his ninety-sixth birthday.

Brown opened the restaurant in 1955 with his late wife Peggy. Many of the customers have been coming nearly as long. The place has a family atmosphere that hasn't changed much over the years.

The new owners, including Brown's daughter, Pat, and two long-time employees, say they plan to honor Brown's memory by keeping things the same.

"This is a place where people come because they've been coming here since they were little kids," said long-time manager and part owner Carolina
Stacey. "We want to continue that; we want to assure our customers that nothing is changing."

A memorial service has been scheduled for Brown on February 11 at the Alaska Aviation Museum at 2 p.m.

Brown's daughter said the public is welcome to attend.

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