City Brew opens in Great Falls

City Brew Coffee is now open at 1816 3rd St. NW in Great Falls.

The shop did a soft opening event with family and friends Thursday night and officially opened for business on Friday.

Jared Smith, from the corporate office in Billings, said they’ve been pleased with their first day so far.

He said that they didn’t do a major marketing campaign to promote the opening but through word of mouth, people have been coming through the door all morning.

The company’s founder is from the Hi-Line and Smith said they were happy to have finally opened in Great Falls and are already scouting future locations in the city.

The decor in the Great Falls shop is different from other locations, with the exceptions of new stores in Billings and Bismarck, Smith said.

The City Brew has a parking lot, drive through and an outdoor patio. Last summer, the city approved plans for the roughly 2,000 square foot coffee shop and an adjacent 2,600 square foot space. A tenant has not yet been named for that space.