Business Bites: Cassiopeia Books moving; Rod’s music under new ownership; Celtic Cowboy reopening; Boutique Co. closing; Nourish food truck; downtown residential; Fuddruckers open for takeout

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Saibeen’s Kitchen

Saibeen’s Kitchen is moving to the Columbus Center, at 1601 2nd Ave. N. in Suite 220.

Her last day of operation was April 29 at 2500 10th Ave. S.

She’s estimated to be open in the new space by the second week of May, but watch their Facebook page for updates.

Cassiopeia Books

The building housing Cassiopeia Books was sold and the local bookstore is moving to 606 Central Ave.

“Trying to find a new location has taken a while but it was worth the long search because it’s a wonderful space! There is more room for events so no more sitting in the hallway during crowded readings, it’s closer to the heart of downtown Great Falls, and as you can see in the photos, it is also just really beautiful! We’re not quite ready to open but rest assured that we’ll be working away at getting the store ready for some serious book perusing. In the meantime, keep in contact via Facebook and keep an eye out for updates,” according to owner Andrew Guschausky.

Rod’s Music and Sound

As of May 1, Rod’s Music and Sound will become Todd’s Music and Sound with the same employees and located in the same neighborhood at 809 1st Ave. N. next to the gymnastics center.

“Todd is a longtime customer of the store who shares the same vision of treating customers like friends and providing great gear at prices competitive with the online sites. All Eckroth band rental service will be handled at the new store. Please realize how important it is, now more than ever, to support local stores. That means not just buying your small items and using the store for service (which they will be happy to provide) but also looking at instruments there before purchasing online. To all of our many customers who have been so loyal to the store and so enjoyable to work with over the last 33 years that my wife and I have owned the store we are very, very grateful for your support. Making music is an incredible creative outlet and we hope you all will continue to pursue it throughout your life. I will probably continue to add posts as the transition happens through May in regards to store opening info and other news,” according to Rod Chaon.

The Celtic Cowboy

The Celtic Cowboy is preparing to reopen May 1 with a limited takeout menu, as well as beer and wine growler fills.

The pub has undergone some recent ownership and management changes and Peter Jennings is now the sole operator of the business, in partnership with his parents who are also owners.

There’s also a new executive chef who came on board in mid-April during the COVID-19 closure, who moved here from Helena.

Jennings said they’ll have a limited menu that works well for a limited staff and takeout format beginning May 1 and anticipates a slow transition back into full dining service as the community and state figures out the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

They’ll have 32 and 64 ounce growlers available for beer and wine, but will fill any growler brought in, he said.

Diners will be able to call in orders and they’re working on getting online ordering up and running, Jennings said.

Carlson Q

Carlson Q is moving into the space previously occupied by Big Mouth BBQ on the 1700 block of 10th Avenue South.

The Boutique Co.

The Boutique Co. at 122 Central is closing the brick and mortar store.

The owners plan to continue their online presence, popups and reopening a store in the future, according to a post.

The Boutique is re-opening under new owners on Saturday [2018]

They are also open to selling the store, which they purchased in summer 2018.

The Boutique is holding a close out sale for all items and fixtures April 27-30, with social distancing guidelines in place.


Nourish, a community kitchen in the Times Square building, is launching a food truck on April 22 and a location and time to be announced on their Facebook page.

“Nourish is a food truck, community kitchen, teaching, and gathering space. We have a mobile food trailer, licensed commercial community kitchen, host cooking and wellness classes and have space for gathering with family and friends or making new ones,” according to the business.

Residential downtown

Excavation has started on the 200 block of 2nd Avenue North for two residential homes next to Smoked. American Barbecue.

The project is being developed by Andreas Geranios, son of Nick Geranios.

Residential units planned for vacant lot on 2nd Avenue North

The project received the necessary approvals from the city planning board in January.

Sole Dance Academy

Sole Dance Academy is building a new studio at 2008 4th Street N.E. The new location is 2,800 square feet with a 1,500 square foot studio, multiple viewing windows, a seating area and a lighted parking lot.

The sign is up at the new location.


Fuddruckers is back open for take out orders daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 727-6988 to place an order for pickup.

Central Avenue Meats opening

The sign is now up at Central Avenue Meats on Central Avenue and they are opening May 6 and will be open weekly Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Benefis Women’s and Children’s Center

You may have noticed demolition work on 10th Avenue South in front of Benefis Health System in the last few weeks.

It’s the site of the future Benefis Women’s and Children’s Center.

Downtown pit

You may have also noticed the giant hole on 2nd Avenue North across from the county courthouse. It’s a clean up project that is on the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s leaking underground storage tank list.