Business Bites: Downtown Hardee’s closed; Beef O’Brady’s dropping franchise, remodeling; Dakota Supply Group opening Great Falls location; Feather Your Nest hiatus

This story was updated July 20 with information about Dakota Supply Group and Feather Your Nest.

The downtown Hardee’s is permanently closed.

The restaurant has been closed since at least Monday with a sign on the door that it has closed permanently.

The 2625 10th Ave. S. location is still open and offers drive through and delivery services.

In an email to The Electric, a Hardee’s spokesperson said, “after careful consideration the independently owned and operated Hardee’s franchise location at 101 1st Ave. N. in Great Falls, MT will not be renewing its lease at this time.”

The property is listed for sale for $1.8 million.

Beef O’Brady’s

The restaurant at 1600 Fox Farm Road is no longer Beef O’Brady’s.

The owners left the franchise and are now called P.Gibsons after Paris Gibson.

“We’ll be an upscale sports bar but focused more on local products when it comes to the menu,” manager Casey Whyte told The Electric.

They’ll have specialty beer and cocktails, and a new restaurant and casino as they’re doing a total remodel now.

Whyte said they’re hoping for an Aug. 1 soft opening, but it’s dependent on COVID and other factors, she said.

Dakota Supply Group

Dakota Supply Group is opening a location at 1604 12th Ave. N., in the former Lewis and Clark Wildland Fire Center section of the building.


Photo by Jenn Rowell | The Electric

The company is in the process of renovating the space and has targeted a mid- to late-September date for opening, a spokesman told The Electric.

DSG has locations in Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Bozeman and Billings.

“This is a major step forward for us servicing customers in the Great Falls market, and definitely puts us in a position to provide greater service locally by now having a physical presence,” Roy Eskro, Montana general manager, said in a release. “We’ve really enjoyed the customer relationships we’ve built in Great Falls, but now to be there alongside them with our new home will be fantastic. I am definitely excited to see how our team and this local facility will help set a higher customer service standard throughout Great Falls.”

Feather Your Nest Hiatus

The Feather Your Nest team has decided to take a summer hiatus to spend time with their families.

“The past few months have been difficult times for everyone, please know how much your support and friendship means to us.We look forward to seeing you once again in the fall.”

If you have gift certificates from the store and would like to redeem it this summer, message the store’s Facebook page to make arrangements.