Several Great Falls businesses closing temporarily due to COVID-19

The following businesses have closed their doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is not an exhaustive list but The Electric will keep a running list here as much as possible.

A number of restaurants have transitioned to take-out or delivery options, more info on that is over here and here.

March 27

Sora and Co.: “Sora is getting ready to close our brick and mortar for the safety and health of our community, friends, and family through the 10th of April. We are wrapping the day with some delicious Mighty Mo Brewing Company food and KellerGeist Pub Theater cocktails!! We look forward to seeing you in the following months. Check out www.soraandcompany.com for new arrivals daily. I’m confident we’ll get through this together. Stay safe Great Falls.”

Eklund’s Fine Furniture: “will be closed March 28 to April 13. Per the Governor’s mandate. if you have any needs, please call the appliance store 761-3430.
Thank you and be safe.”

My Viola Floral Studio: “Due to Governor Bullock’s recent orders, we will be closing our storefront until April 13.

We are waiting for clarification from the Governor’s office if we can continue to deliver arrangements. We will update as soon as we know more information!

Thank you for all of your support, if you have any questions, please call us (starting Monday) at 406.217.5815 and we will do our best to return calls!”

Electric City Coffee: “It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to temporarily close as of Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 3 pm—to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. We love our community and want to ensure our team and families are safe as well.

We can no longer in good conscience ask our amazing team to put themselves at risk along with their families. We are choosing to actively engage in the fight to slow the spread of this virus in our Great Falls Community. We as a team feel if we devote our energies to the solution, the sooner we will all enjoy our local small businesses.

We truly enjoy serving our community but it is time to put our community first and help ensure this crisis resolved without additional spread in Great Falls. We will reopen as soon as the State and local CCHD allow dine in options. Please stay tune to further information on our Instagram and Facebook.

We will miss serving you daily but will see you soon Great Falls. Please stay well, enjoy your family time, exercise and hunker down….we will all come out stronger and healthier in the end.

We will get through this. From our entire staff—Thank you. Heidi, Thad and our entire team.”

 

Kaufmans: “Per the governors directive we are temporarily closed effective Saturday March 28th. If you have any operational concerns please call 406-761-5010, email us at kaufmansmenswear@gmail.com or message us on Facebook at any time. We will get through this, we are in this together. Stay safe.”

Cassiopeia Books: “Cassiopeia Books has curbside pick-up available and if you would like an in-town delivery March 27, please message or call (406) 315-1515 by 1:00 this afternoon and I will gladly bring books right to your doorstep. Thanks once again to all of you folks for requesting special orders and deliveries and for making the extra effort to stop in the store these past couple of weeks. I will of course be temporarily closing up the bookshop at the end of the day in compliance with the Governor’s order. But don’t worry, Cassiopeia Books will still be featuring our favorite reads and sharing exciting and interesting and comforting books with you all in Facebook land. In the meantime, stay safe, be well, take care, and keep reading.”

Overhere Consulting: Operations suspended through April 11.

March 26

2K’s Kafe: In the best interest of 2k’s and its employees we have decided to close till the covid-19 scare is over. Stay healthy and well! God bless you all! We will greet you with big smiles when you can come in and eat again!

Ferrin’s: Ferrin’s last day of normal business will be March 27 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“After that we will be closed due to COVID-19 until the stay at home order is lifted. We will be in to receive freight and check any missed calls Monday-Friday at random hours but will stay closed to the public. If you have furniture on order and haven’t heard from us please don’t hesitate to call. If you have any service issues call the store and we will get to you when we can. If it is an emergency we will try our best to get to you quickly.

With that said if you have any last minute furniture needs please see us tomorrow or call. We are still practicing social distancing and limit to five customers in at a time.

We appreciate your business and we hope the community will come out of this stronger than ever. This community means the world to us!”

Bighorn Outdoor Specialists: “In compliance with the Governor’s order, Friday, March 27 will be our last day of regular operation until at least April 10. Tomorrow, our doors will be open and our staff will be ready to help you find what you need to keep yourselves busy and comfortable for the next two weeks. Within the shop, we will continue to be observing social distancing protocols to keep our staff and our customers healthy. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

As we all navigate this constantly changing new reality, we will work to stay in touch by phone and social media. We will be checking messages frequently, and if there is a question that we can answer for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Your friendship, words of encouragement and patronage mean everything to us. Remember to go outside a little bit every day – it helps.”

Motifs for the Home: “It is with a heavy heart that our doors close March 27 at 4 p.m. until the shelter in place order is lifted.

So much uncertainty but here is what I do know, just because you can not come in my doors does not mean you can’t shop with me.
1. I will still be active on our Facebook group Motifs Silver Linings bringing you all sorts of beautiful items
2. I will still be shipping or delivering to your doorstep. When I deliver to your door I then send you a message that your package is on your door so we never even see each other.
3. I am an amazing personal shopper and you can send me a message at any time and I will go to work finding you the perfect item.
4. I will continue to be active on Facebook and Instagram.
5. I pray that you will stick with me through this journey. And that we all come out Great Falls Strong, Montana Strong and USA Strong!

All my love, prayers and sincere gratitude.
Kattie”

 

March 25

Bloom and Bean: We are closed through April 10th per the directive for the State of Montana through the Govenors office, and through CCHD guidelines.
I am still doing orders online for flowers through my webstore, and I encourage you to place your order through the online system for ordering as the store is closed to the public at this time.
thanks so much, and be well!!!
Rebecca

March 23

Hampton Inn: reservations have been moved to the Hilton Garden Inn in Marketplace at the original rate.

Celtic Cowboy/Hotel Arvon: “Dear Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the temporary closure of Celtic Cowboy to all business until further notice. The Hotel Arvon is currently open but will soon close as well until April 28th or as long as this crisis maintains the upper hand. It has been 9 years since I started this project as a guy with some tools and a simple goal of saving a historic building as one part of a bigger goal of halting the slow destruction of our downtown.

On behalf of our staff and my family, many heartfelt thanks for your support and business over the years and in the past week as our world has changed. Special thanks and prayers for the awesome folks who are organizing lists for take-out/delivery businesses, customers spending money in those shops, and the brave souls fighting for their lives and livelihoods every day of this crisis. I look forward very much to starting up again and welcoming everyone back into this space in person when handshakes and hugs are back in vogue.
On that day, we will be changed, hopefully for the better, but, God willing, we’ll still love enjoying a pint with friends, sitting on the patio on a warm summer’s eve or listening to a band in the pub. With faith in ourselves, patience and the healing hands of time, we’ll be enjoying time together again soon. Slainte’, to your health from the heart. –Peter”
El Comedor Mexican Restaurant: “After much consideration, we have decided to temporarily close operations. The safety of our employees, customers and community is paramount. A big thank you to everyone for shopping local. We look forward to serving you again soon!”

Perkins: The restaurant is closed indefinitely, but pies are still available.
Dragonfly Dry Goods: The Great Falls and Bozeman locations are closed, but still shipping, holding or delivering.
Hi-Line Climbing Center: “A gym isn’t a gym without people. It is hard to see the Hi-Line closed but being closed until it is safe for all ppl is the right thing to do. While we are closed we will freeze all memberships. Because we have no income during closure we have had to ask our employees to stay home. This loss of revenue is especially hard on our employees. We are looking into all avenues to keep them in funds. As far as reopening…For now we wait.
In this downtime we hope to remain productive and give you a few surprises when you return.
If you are would like to keep your membership active in this time please message us. Anything makes a difference in this very uncertain time. We are hopeful for the future, we hope you are too.”

March 21

Beef n’ Bone Steakhouse: “Thank you for your support of the Steakhouse this weekend as we tried Take Out service. We have had to make a tough decision to close entirely until the Health dept clears us for re-open post coronavirus issue.
Please follow us on face book for updates this week, and we will have a recording on our phone keeping you updated.
This is a tough time for everyone. Our prayers are that everyone stays healthy and whole, take time to rest your mind and your body.
We look forward to returning in the very near future and resuming the fine culinary dining you have come to know and love. Rest easy. We believe our God is bigger than any problem and all of us will come out on the other side better and stronger.
Thank you to everyone on behalf of Chef Michael, Catherine & Eric.”

March 18

Klover: “As many of you know, Klover is a family business through and through…I bring my baby to work with me. After opening yesterday, and much thought, I have decided it is in the best interest of not only our amazing customers, but our family as well, to close our brick and mortar for the time being.

We are still open online at shopklover.com and on our Facebook VIP page, and as always offer free shipping. I will also be open by appointment and I’ll even supply the wine.

I want to make sure we are doing our part, and feel this is the necessary step to take. I am so beyond grateful to all of you for your continued support during these times.”

March 19

Belles and Lace Bridal: “It’s been a trying few weeks for the entire community, and we wanted to assure you we are taking every precaution and following all suggestions from the CDC and State when it comes to keeping you all safe from this terrible virus.
** As of now we are OPEN to answer phones and take shipments here at the shop. BUT keep in mind that can change very quickly!

** We will let you know when things change.

** If it comes to it, we will be open appointment only, and limit groups to 2 people max.

** We are willing to deliver locally any dresses that need to be picked up. or ship them to you if need be.

** Message us on Facebook if you can not get us on the phone. and we can schedule a pickup/delivery for you!

Please be safe, and if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask! We Love you all and our amazing community and together we will get through this”