Anchorage's oldest gift emporium. Step back in time at our family-owned gift emporium. Sample our famous house tea, browse our unique selection of candies and gifts. Bakery and cafe. This year, the Kimball Building is celebrating 100 years of providing "essentials" to the people of Anchorage. This historic landmark served as the general store for pioneer Alaskans. The building survived the 1964 earth quake that rocked most of downtown. Over the years, the building housed a paint store, sewing notions, fine china and a candy shop. Purchased from the Kimballs by the Bonito family in 2002, the Kobuk now features gifts and jewelry from around the world and many items made right here in Alaska. The back living quarters now house the Kobuk Café, bakery and espresso bar. Browse this quaint old-fashioned gift emporium and give a thankful nod to Decema Kimball Andresen, who refused to sell when the city developed Town Square Park out the door of her family home and business!