08/26/13 - 10:42am
The sign out front reads: “Locals, get your asses back in here!”
“That’s politically correct Alaskan dialect,” said the Tustumena Lodge’s new owner, Ed “Yankee” Wehrstein.
It’s strong language but a definitive statement: Kasilof’s Tustumena Lodge is open for business, and, actually, locals are welcome this time, Wehrstein said.
“That’s just how we talk up here,” he said. “‘Hey, get you ass in here.’”
The grand reopening for the bar that used to be so much more than a bar is scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31. The bar is also called the “Big T” or “The T.”