Business Bites: 2Ks Kafe closing; Missouri River Diner moving; 10th Street Bridge trail connection open; Digital Karma Tattoo open; Coffee Republic opening; Nautilus building sold

2k’s Kafe

The owners of 2k’s Kafe posted on Aug. 11 that “we will be closing our doors for good at the end of September. We have been extremely lucky to have loyal customers like you guys! We have appreciated all your business over the years and know you will be greatly missed.”

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The building and business has been listed for sale for $60,000.

The sale includes the building, business and all inventory, according to the listing.

Missouri River Diner

Julie Sangsoon is moving her restaurant, Missouri River Diner, in September and changing the name to A&K Diner, for American and Korean cuisine.

She’s moving to a new location, which is rumored to be the Lippi’s Diner space, but that deal wasn’t finalized just yet, according to the Lippi’s owners family.

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River’s Edge Trail bridge connection

The River’s Edge Trail connection across the historic 10th Street Bridge is now open.

City Park and Recreation staff opened the bridge connection on Aug. 10 and are planning a ceremony during the Lumunaria Walk on Aug. 26.

Commission considering land swap for bank, trail connection

The trail connection is the result of a land swap between the city and Independence Bank that was approved by the city in 2021.

The new trail continues downstream along the river embankment from under the 9th Street Bridge to the south abutment of the 10th Street Bridge. From there, trail users could continue downstream using existing trail along River Drive North or cross the Historic Tenth Street Bridge to connect with north shore trails, according to the River’s Edge Trail foundation.

Bank planning new site on river, proposed land swap would allow trail connection on 10th Street Bridge

Digital Karma Tattoo

Chad and Megan Taylor recently opened Digital Karma Tattoo, a hybrid tattoo shop, in the Strain Building at 410 Central.

The new shop is on the second floor down the hall from Elevation 3330 and across from Roan Beauty Studio.

The Taylors are Great Falls natives.

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Chad Taylor is a graphic designer and recently worked as a designer at Benefis Health System.

He’s also managing partner of CMC Signs.

Megan Taylor is a former 911 dispatcher. She’s apprenticing to learn piercing and said the shop will offer piercings in the future.

Digital Karma Tattoo will offer professional graphic design services, signs, banners, vehicle wraps and print through CMC Signs in addition to tattoos from the new location downtown. Chad Taylor is the tattoo artist at the shop.

They opened for tattoos on July 29 and are planning a grand opening on Aug. 20.

Coffee Republic

Coffee Republic is planning their grand opening for Aug. 26.

The new coffee shop is located at 3615 10th Ave. S.

Nautilus building

The former Nautilus building at 2500 6th Ave. S. has sold. According to the buyer’s agent, a doctor purchased the building and intends to turn it into a medical building.

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