Business Bites: Ladies’ Night Out; downtown visioning unveiling; Sora for sale; Pizza Ranch rumors

The Downtown Great Falls Association is hosting Ladies’ Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 21 with 24 participating locations offering specials.

Many retailers will be offering specials until 8 p.m. but many restaurants and bars will be offering specials later into the night.

More information is available here.

The following downtown shops are participating and offering these specials, according to DGFA:

Belle’s & Lace Bridal – 320 Central Ave.: Enjoy a mimosa bar and enter to win a $50 gift card to Enbar

Brush Crazy – 315 Central Ave.: Stop in and get creative with pouring art – this 20 minute project will leave plenty of time to get to your next adventure. Leave the project with us to dry overnight and pick it up the next day! $20 for an 8 x 8 canvas, choose your colors for this fun pouring flip cup process!

City Bar – 709 Central Ave.: Buy one drink get second one free Nov. 21 from 5-10 p.m.

Club Cigar – 208 Central Ave.: one free drink per person/$10 for $5 casino play/enter to win gift certificate.

Dragonfly Dry Goods – 504 Central Ave.: Stop in and help support a local charity too – purchase a gift bag for $10 (or whatever amount you would like to donate). There will only be 100 bags and all proceeds will go to support the Human Trafficking Task Force. The gift bags are worth $100-150 and include a recycle bag, socks, coffee cups, funny signs, Christmas ornaments, and VIP discounts to use at Dragonfly through February. There will be free drink coupons from 5th & Wine, Enbar, Sip ‘N Dip, The Celtic Cowboy, the Block and more.

The Block – 4 5th St. S.: 50 percent off appetizer with a receipt from that day from a participating retail establishment for $30 or more.

Enbar – 8 5th St. S.: Free wine tasting with Gusto. 50 percent off appetizer with a receipt dated 11/21 from a participating retail establishment for $30 or more.

Ferrin’s Furniture – 308 1st Ave. S.: 15 percent off any regular marked lamps, prints mirrors, area rugs and accessories along with free appetizers, beer and wine (white only

Gallery 16 – 608 Central Ave.: Join Gallery 16 for art demonstrations, pottery demos, jewelry making and more. Enjoy wine and chocolate for refreshments, and stay for door prizes. There will be a great selection of Christmas decor as well.

Kaufman’s Menswear – 411 Central Ave.: Enjoy beer from Mighty Mo, wine and 20 percent off shopping storewide.

Klover – 301 Central Ave.: We’ll have mini massages by Molly Schwall with Serenity Massage, a Colorstreet Pop-up by Corinna Dahlin, as well as cocktails and appetizers. Many Holiday Specials and Free Gift with purchase, while supplies last.

Mighty Mo Brewing Co – 412 Central Ave.: Any lady  who opens a tab (with their debit card) between 6-7 p.m. will have a chance at a having their tab paid in full, up to $75.  We will also have giveaways throughout the evening.

Motif’s – 417 Central Ave.: Special incentives for shopping with Moitfs, small bites and drinks. Also, enjoy the Holiday collection by Beautycounter.

MT Mosaic Art Gallery – 525 Central Ave.: Enjoy Ladies Night Out at one of the most unique, one-of-a-kind Made in Montana stores here in central Montana. With your purchase of $10 or more we will take 10 percent off your purchase between 5-8 p.m.

Sora and Co.  – 114 Central Ave. and Planet Earth – 116 Central Ave.: Sora & Co. and Planet Earth will have a head-to-toe outfit with a handbag & jewelry giveaway. One entry for every purchase. Each boutique have in-store specials and a hot cocoa & fudge bar.

The Blue Rose – 419 Central Ave.: The Blue Rose is offering its Famous $25 Sale Rack, 20 percent off storewide and a free gift with purchase of $300 or more (while supplies last). Open until 8 p.m.

The Boutique – 122 Central Ave.: Receive 15 percent off plus a free gift with $75 purchase, enjoy some Sephora deluxe samples and mini beauty sessions while sipping on some red hot spiced cider. Enter drawings for a Sephora and boutique gift card.

Inge’s Fashions – 600 Central Ave.: 20 percent off entire purchase and register to win a $25 gift certificate.

Studio Barre – 112 3rd St. S.: Enter to win a free month membership and a pair of toe sox. Enjoy wine and snacks while you shop the 40 percent off sales rack and clothing by lululemon, beyond yoga, DYI, electric and Rose, niyama Sol, and several others. Free gift wrapping with purchase.

Tracy’s Restaurant – 127 Central Ave.: Enjoy special feature dinners with a great wine or beer pairing. Choose from an Asian Sampler Platter, a Mediterranean Sampler Platter or Fried Ravioli. Anyone who dines in will receive an envelope with a gift card to another downtown business. Cards will range between $5-100, gift baskets will be given away as well. Everyone will win something.

Bighorn Outdoor Specialists – 206 5th St. S.: will be offering 20 percent off Kavu, Pistil and Haiku purses/bags, lots of gifts with purchase and a drawing to win a free pair of Danskos (must try on a pair to be entered to win).

Hoglund’s – 306 1st Ave. S.

el-e-ments – 1112 Central Ave.: Ladies Night Special #1: Red Carpet Oxygen Treatment w/ Express Endermologie for Face: This Oxygen treatment has no downtime, lightens & brightens skin, decrease redness, helps with acne and leaves your skin looking Brighter, Firmer and more Radiant!  Having you Look your best for the Holidays!!  $60 special for Ladies night only. **PRE-BOOK your Red-Carpet Oxygen Treatment ONLY during Ladies Night from 5pm-8pm! Limited appointments available

Ladies Night Special #2: **PRE-BOOK your Lash Perm during Ladies Night, get a FREE Lash Dye at your appointment! $15 savings

Ladies Night Special #3: ALL el-e-ments skincare products will be 10% OFF

Ladies Night Special #4: ALL Endermologie Treatment Packages will be 20% OFF

Celtic Cowboy/Hotel Arvon – 119 1st Ave. S.: Drink special: Out & About Cocktail $10
Dinner Special: Ladies Night 3 Course Dinner: Cowgirl Ribeye with duchess potatoes & vegetable medley served with choice of soup or salad and Crème Brulee or Chocolate Mousse for dessert $28.95. Hotel Arvon Special: Deluxe Room with breakfast for one for $96 + tax

Downtown Visioning Unveiling

After a visioning charrette and input from the entire community, LPW Architecture took these ideas and created renderings that will be presented to developers during public sessions at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Civic Center.

More background information is here:

Public participates in creating vision for downtown Great Falls

Sora and Co. for sale

Sale includes all boutique and salon assets and merchandise, all social media (2,400 Instagram Followers and 3,509 Facebook Likes), the following websites: soraandcompany,, soraco, sorabeautybar, logos, shopify website and salon license.

The owner is moving to Missoula.

The business is listed for sale at $45,000. Only the the business is for sale, it’s currently on a month to month lease in the building.

The listing and more information is here.

Pizza Ranch

Yes, we’ve heard the rumors too. We called the company and were told there’s no releasable information at this time. When we get it, we’ll report it.