Business Bites: Zandy’s demolition; Town Pump building car washes; 721 Central Avenue renovation; Alluvion Health buys more space


Demolition work began last week on the former Zandy’s site at 1111 Central Ave.

But, the contractors didn’t have a demolition permit and the city put a stop work order on the project late Friday afternoon.

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The property has been listed for sale for some time and is currently listed at $199,000.

Alluvion Health

Alluvion Health is in the process of purchasing the space at 111 Fifth Street North for a youth education center and is scheduled to close this week.

“We are really excited about this addition, as it will house a center that provides quality educational support for school aged children of Alluvion Health employees,” Tanya Houston, spokeswoman for Alluvion told The Electric.

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Houston said Alluvion has contracted with a teacher who will be present to work with youth that are distance learning or would like additional support in their studies.

“We recognize that during this unique and challenging time, our employees have added responsibilities, potentially including the education of their children. With the uncertainty of maintaining in-classroom learning, we thought that this would be a way for Alluvion to help support our valuable employees in an additional way,” Houston said.

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Time slots can be reserved by employees, up to four hours per day, for a nominal fee. No meals or snacks will be provided.

Houston said that Alluvion is “definitely still moving forward,” on the Rocky Mountain Building, but “the timeline has just slowed, as the cleanup was more in depth than what we originally anticipated.”

She said that Alluvion has a grant application pending with the Department of Commerce for phase one, which includes the roof and window package. She said the agency is also applying for two other grants, one from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a cleanup grant, due in October; the other is a Public Works and Economic Development Grant.

Town Pump

Town Pump has been doing some demolition and is building new car washes in several spots around town, including the corner of of 10th Avenue South and 25th Street and the corner of 10th Avenue South and 5th Street.

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The project at the corner of 10th and 25th is a 5,200 square foot car wash by Town Pump on the previous site of Goode’s Bar and Casino. There is a similar Town Pump “Tommy Car Wash System” in Helena located at I-15 and Custer Ave. The city is currently reviewing a full building permit application.

Great Falls Tribune

The Great Falls Tribune building at 205 River Drive S. is listed for sale for $2.3 million for the building and 4.4 acre lot.

721 Central Avenue

The former Rod’s Music building at 721 Central Ave. if being redeveloped into “high end office space for professionals looking to network and establish community,” according to the building owners, who have dubbed it the LifeStyle Building.

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The building will have more than 15,000 square feet of renovated space with 16 executive suites, two presidential suites, two closing rooms, two conference rooms and a training center, with a parking lot.

LifeStyle Real Estate Firm will occupy the first floor of the building. The company was launched in January 2017 by Great Falls natives Trevor and Candra Niswanger and partner Madyson Oakes.

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The second floor will have executive officers, presidential suits and open concept workstations that are available to the community for daily rates, monthly memberships and yearly leases, according to Oakes.

Those office will be available beginning Nov. 1, according to the company.

Two companies have already committed to office space on the second floor: Candra Oakes Niswanger, a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, will be moving her private practice to this new location. Her practice focuses on financial planning. Waddell & Reed is not affiliated with LifeStyle Real Estate or any other individuals referenced; and T&C Higher Development, a property management company that serves local rental needs.

For more information or to rent offices, contact T&C Higher Development at 406-952-HOME ext. 1, or Madyson Oakes ext. 3.