Category Archives: Business Bites

Business Bites: Cartwheel demolition planned for Chipotle; Fiesta En Jalisco managers leaving; Emerald City Casino demolition planned; The Electric’s 5th Anniversary party; Downtown Night Market; new Panda Express location planned

Updated June 23 at 7 p.m. Cartwheel The former Cartwheel at 1900 10th Avenue South is being demolished. The city planning department approved a demolition permit this week. Mountain West Bank is the property owner and Talcott Properties is managing the project. In May, the city approved a request from Talcott to vacate 10th Alley South to make it feasible

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Business Bites: Mountain Tire closed; new owner for Dahlquist Realtors; Life in Bloom expanding; Craig Taphouse open; GF Clinic testing shuttle service; GF Library hosting online safety event; GFPS giving away books

Mountain Tire Mountain Tire in downtown Great Falls at the corner of 1st Avenue South and 4th Street has closed. The owners are retiring after 30 years in business. The shop is closed for all service work. They are open to close out tire sales, equipment, furniture, fixtures and shop supplies sales. The shop is also open to pick up

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Business Bites: Magpie opens; Game Night Lounge closing; Crumbl planned; 5th and Wine adding patio; Ortho Rehab opening; Alluvion breaks ground; GFPS music award; community cleanup; Russell Museum has consignment for auction; WakeFest; reading at Cassiopeia

Magpie Magpie has opened in Machinery Row at 202 2nd Ave. S. They have infused cocktails, beers on draft, and sandwiches and street tacos. The patio is open. Game Night Lounge Game Night Lounge is closing over the next month. They’ll be open Friday through Sunday for normal business hours until their last day on June 26. “It is hard

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Business Bites: The Sting changing hands; historic preservation awards; GF Clinic gets new equipment; Omerta Cigar Lounge opens; Habitat for Humanity donation; Easterseals-Goodwill anniversary; Husted, Nitschke get national recognition

The Sting Rich and Sara Hollis have sold The Sting Sports Bar and 5th Quarter Casino. The couple owned it for the last 21 years and The Sting has been in business since 1982. They’ve sold the building at 1121 5th St. S. and liquor license to Todd and Lara Clark. “We are super excited to have another long term

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Business Bites: El Comedor changes hands; new Taco Bell; new food trucks coming; American Bar closes; KellerGeist, Tres65 expanding

El Comedor Diane and Bill Eusterman are retiring and are under contract to sell El Comedor to Fluffy Inc., a local restaurant company headed by Sandra Haverlandt. “Our family has enjoyed El Com since its beginning at the Pin-n-Cue restaurant and we look forward to carrying on the tradition,” Brett Haverlandt told The Electric in an email. On May 1,

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Business Bites: The Wild Hare open; Rise Athletics going to national competition; Alumni Club blacklisted by Malmstrom; Trail Mixer and Legacy Awards coming up

The Wild Hare The Wild Hare, the new bar in the freshly remodeled space that was formerly the Lobby Bar, is now open at 518 Central Ave. The owners held their soft opening March 30 and are planning their grand opening for April 8-9 with a DJ on Friday and 50 Watt Sun playing on Saturday. “It’s been a labor

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Business Bites: Jersey Mike’s, Jimmy John’s open; Best Donuts for sale; Mountain Berry Bowls coming; B&B Loan and Rental closing showroom; Home and Garden Show this weekend

Jersey Mike’s  Jersey Mike’s is now open at 413 3rd St. N.W. next to 5 on Black. The Electric first reported in March 2021 that the chain was planning a Great Falls location. Best Donuts The Best Donut business and building are for sale together or separate. The owners will sell the building without the business, but not the other

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Business Bites: Tire store for old Prime Cut site; new coffee shop planned; Great Falls Clinic expanding; housing summit is March 15; Malmstrom awards contract

Prime Cut A Les Schwab Tire Center is being built on the former Prime Cut site at 3219 10th Ave. S. The city deemed the building permit application complete this week, according to city planning. The project includes demolition and a new concrete block building for the site with a showroom, offices, six service bays and tire storage, according to

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Business Bites: OP closed; Paniolo Cafe open; Life in Bloom opening; Mike’s Movies closing; Act Normal Theater performing in March

OP The Other Place, or OP, is closing. Ryan Pachek purchased the business and the location will be closed down for a few months for remodeling. They’re waiting on approvals and permits, Pachek said. They’re going to remodel and reopen as Whiskey Falls Casino he said. They’re working on finalizing a kitchen tenant, he said. Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman has

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Business Bites: Community Rec Center offering winter break activities; Big Iron truck wash groundreaking; former Fox Farm Diner owners sued in district court; Benefis opening Women’s and Children’s Center; PRo Rodeo Circuit Finals tickets on sale; Reisig elected as vice chair to national board

The Community Recreation Center is offering a “School’s Out Fun Day” for school age children in kindergarten through 6th grade over the winter break. The days that it will be offered are Dec. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Activities will include roller skating, bowling, swimming, Christmas crafts and games in the gym. Register now before it’s too late,

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