Business Bites: Luna Coffee Bar opening; Eklund’s Fine Furniture closing; Game Night Lounge; Not Your Mama’s Nutrition; Ulmers 75th anniversary; Cakes for Thought; Broadwater Coffee offering discount for support of local businesses; Hoyt and Blewett remodel; restaurants bring back family meals
Luna Coffee Bar
Luna Coffee Bar is hosting its grand opening Nov. 6 at 9 5th St. N.
They’ll open at 9 a.m.
Eklund’s Fine Furniture
Eklund’s Fine Furniture, at 314 1st Ave. N., is closing after 100 years in operation. The store is hosting a sale Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eklund’s Appliance on the west side will remain open.
Game Night Lounge
A new restaurant/arcade is coming to the former Golden Corral in Marketplace.
The city issued an interior demolition permit on Oct. 2 to allow the owners to remove equipment from the former restaurant that isn’t needed for their new Game Night Lounge establishment.
The new place will have virtual reality options, other games and food. They will be holding a hiring event Nov. 9-11 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
They’re also offering Founders Club memberships to 500 pre-registrations. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not Your Mama’s Nutrition
Not Your Mama’s Nutrition is under construction at 924 13th Ave. S. Michelle Morris, co-owner, is opening a nutrition club with teas, shakes, coffee and more. Watch their Facebook page for updates. Their grand opening is set for Nov. 14.
Ulmers Auto and Truck Service
Ulmers Auto and Truck Service is celebrating its 75th anniversary on Nov. 3.
Clarence Ulmer opened the doors on Nov. 3, 1945 and they have been repairing all makes and models of vehicles in Great Falls, and surrounding areas, in the same location, with a few expansions and updates, ever since.
“Continuing the family tradition, Gary and Bev Ulmer, as well as Greg Ulmer, look forward to many more years of serving our community. As a family owned business we wouldn’t be here without your loyal business and we want to thank each and every customer for the continued support,” the Ulmer family said in an email.
They’ll be holding an open house in spring 2021.
Cakes for Thought
The grand opening for Cakes for Thought is Oct. 30 at 501 1st St. N., Suite 105, behind Crooked Tree, in their old cake studio.
Hana Maunu has taken over the cake portion of the business and is taking orders for custom cakes and cupcakes, puppy treats and other things.
Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company
Broadwater Coffee is offering $1 off per person per visit when you show a current receipt from another local business from Oct. 30 through Nov. 7.
“When I opened Broadwater, I put every dime I’d ever earned into building it and making it special. I sacrificed my life-savings, every penny of credit I could find, time, family, kids, and other opportunities in order to bring something special to my neighbors and the people in my hometown. I risked everything and put something inexplicably more than my heart into it,” Heather Kunz wrote. “That doesn’t make me special. It makes me part of a community of people who do that in their own way every day they open their businesses to you. The people in our community are what make this town remarkable. With the additional health restrictions being implemented, many of our friends and neighbors with local businesses are feeling significant impacts. Doors are closing and jobs are being lost. While we are not immune to the ripple effect this has, we all know we have to get through this together. We want to do our part to help Great Falls survive and thrive. That’s why Broadwater is encouraging you to help your hometown.”
Hoyt and Blewett remodel
The Hoyt and Blewett Law Firm office is being remodeled at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 5th Street.
The building was Great Falls’ first bicycle locker, according to Anders Blewett. Tim Peterson of LPW Architecture is the architect and the contractor is Guy Tabacco Construction, according to Blewett.
Business Bites: Açai bowls; Belles and Lace reopens in new space; Knicker Biker has moved; Craft Beer Week events; Downtown Night Market; Ginger Day; Central Avenue Meats now selling McCafferty Ranch Beef bulk boxes
Enbar/The Block Bar and Grill
Due to staff shortages related to quarantines and the safety of our staff, patrons and community in mind, Enbar and The Block have moved to the take out only model for the next week or so. Order apps, entrees, take and bake meals, and drinks to go online at enbarmt.com. Take out will be available for pickup at The Block.
Harvest Craft Kitchen
Harvest Craft Kitchen is closed until further notice since there’s a water main break that needs to be repaired. Their landlord is talking with the city to figure out the best way to repair things and will post on their Facebook page when they get closer to a reopening date.
As of Nov. 5, they have reopened.
MT Pints has reopened their patio since military members aren’t able to dine inside. There are six tables available outside.
Tracy’s Family Diner
Tracy’s Family Diner is bringing back family pans beginning Nov. 2. Pre-order by 3 p.m. at tracysdiner.com and pickup any time after 4 p.m. or call 315-3585.