Category Archives: Business Bites

Business Bites: Bakery moving downtown; Crooked Tree second location; Buckle planned for Marketplace; Alluvion construction progressing; Les Schwab open

Flour Power Gluten Free Bakery and Beyond Flour Power Gluten Free Bakery & Beyond is moving into the former Colored Snow space at the corner of Central Avenue and 5th Street. They’ll be expanding the bakery, have seating, and also serve sandwiches and soup. Watch their Facebook page for updates. Business Bites: Ulmers closing; Anderson ZurMuehlen merging; first marijuana dispensary

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Business Bites: Big Sky Quilts, Belles and Lace moving; B&B downtown building for sale; McLaughlin seeking summer interns; Give Great Falls, Home and Garden Show coming up; Craft Beer Week in June; nominations open for Fire Within Awards

Big Sky Quilts Big Sky Quilts closed its downtown location recently and is moving to 1525 10th Ave. S., Unit 2. They haven’t posted their opening date yet for the new location. Business Bites: Second legal pot shop planned; Backroads Bar and Grill opens; new casino, tap house opening; AgriTech expanding; dental studio open; Mighty Mo launches new community fundraising;

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Business Bites: Emerald City Casino demolition; West Bank Landing permits submitted; no, there’s not a Chik-fil-A under construction; Baatz project progressing; Zadick wrestling club; Wellness406 open; Family Affair reopens; local chef on Food Network; Rise Athletics teams place nationally

Emerald City Casino Demolition has begun on the former Emerald City Casino at the corner of 10th Avenue South and 17th Street. The owners acquired the neighboring former Carriage Trade Dry Cleaner building and that building is also being demolished. City staff received and approved demolition permits for both buildings. The owners are planning to build a new casino building

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Business Bites: Ignite 2023; Central Avenue Meats, Enbar, The Block closed for upgrades

Local businesses and organizations gave updates on their projects during Ignite, hosted by the Great Falls Development Authority on Jan. 13. Ignite 2021 highlights local business, development Montana Specialty Mills announced their expansion project to improve the facility’s production capabilities through new, quality equipment and other upgrades, according to Dave Loboy, company president. Pasta Montana is also launching a new

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Business Bites: Second legal pot shop planned; Backroads Bar and Grill opens; new casino, tap house opening; AgriTech expanding; dental studio open; Mighty Mo launches new community fundraising; downtown moves; traffic signal box call to artists; Great Falls Clinic unveils new logo

Legal pot shop Great Northern Naturals, owned by Shawn Brass, is planning to open a recreational marijuana dispensary at 1700 Vaughn Road, the former DeWitt Machine. The shop is in the city limits and Great Falls Fire Rescue issued a safety inspection certificate on Jan. 5. Golden Goose Casino George Richard, owner of Ike and Susan’s Casino and Lounge is

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Business Bites: Ulmers closing; Anderson ZurMuehlen merging; first marijuana dispensary moving forward in city limits; The Wild Hare launching brunch; Colored Snow closing downtown location; apartments completed; spas coming

Ulmers Ulmers Auto and Truck Service is closing Dec. 30 as the owners are retiring. They stopped taking new work on Dec. 15 to allow time to finish existing work. Owner Greg Ulmer said his dad opened the shop in 1945 with the goal of providing “professional, full-service repair and maintenance with consistent and friendly service. We have fulfilled that

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Business Bites: Klover going online; MT Pints potentially closing; Let’s Play moving; Ignite Great Falls; Carnivorium for sale; apartment redevelopment planned; new event center open

Klover Kristina Remsen, owner of Klover, is closing her brick and mortar store on Central Avenue on Jan. 21, but will keep the shop running as an online boutique. She opened the store in downtown Great Falls about five and a half years ago. Business Bites: Minuteman Metal grant opening; Klover moving; summer hours at The History Museum [2019] “In

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Business Bites: Belles and Lace, Bed Bath and Beyond closing; first Arc Apartments getting ready to open; Phoenix Tea open; second Al Banco spot open; permits for new restaurants including Highway 55; Montana Credit Union expanding; Wendy’s still looking for second location

Updated 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 Belles and Lace Bridal Belles and Lace Bridal downtown is closing Jan. 30. “This decision did not come easy after almost 10 years in business, and a lot of factors played into our choice to close our doors. and not all of them are negative. Sue is ready to enjoy retirement so congratulations to her

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Business Bites: Les Schwab location; Flying S; Broke Axe Throwing; Chrysalis Flowers expanding; Ladies Night downtown

Updated 2 p.m. Nov. 18 Golden Corral An application has been submitted for new construction of a Les Schwab Tire Center on the former Golden Corral site in Marketplace. The application was submitted Oct. 28 and city planning staff are reviewing the project. Business Bites: Magpie opens; Game Night Lounge closing; Crumbl planned; 5th and Wine adding patio; Ortho Rehab

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Business Bites: Apartments proposed for Dick’s RV Park; Crooked Tree opening second location; Mise en Place open; Great Falls Clinic optical center closing; Gibson, Milwaukee Station, Alluvion construction underway; Malmstrom contract; Prewett Creek RV Park winterized

Dick’s RV Park The city has received a rezoning application for the Dick’s RV Park Property. The developer is requesting to rezone the property from R-10 mobile home park to R-6 high density multifamily. If approved, the developer is planning to build 513 multifamily units. Planning board to review plan for 432-unit apartment complex According to the city planning department,

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