Category Archives: Business Bites

Business Bites: New Starbucks location; thrift store closing; Rainbow International open in new location; First Command’s new location; Falls Print Works has moved; UP 12 days of giveaways; Embark merging; Citizens Alliance new branch open; Malone named to naitonal council

Starbucks The city has received a building permit application for a new Starbucks at 1626 10th Ave. S. Business Bites: The Commons on Central coming to former JJs Bakery; The Wild Hare renovation progressing; demo permit issued for former China Buffet; Studio Barre celebrating third anniversary; Cassiopeia hosting events; Hi-Line Climbing expansion continuing; NWGF acquires more land The city issued

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Business Bites: The Commons on Central coming to former JJs Bakery; The Wild Hare renovation progressing; demo permit issued for former China Buffet; Studio Barre celebrating third anniversary; Cassiopeia hosting events; Hi-Line Climbing expansion continuing; NWGF acquires more land

The Commons on Central A group of business owners are moving into the former JJs Bakery at 112 Central to create The Commons on Central. The plan includes Annie’s Taphouse at the front with plans for 24 craft beer taps, as well as seltzers, wine, root beer and more. They named it Annie’s after owners Dan and Steve Morano’s great

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Business Bites: Malmstrom facility completed; University of Providence enrollment up; NorthWestern Energy releases commemorative book; Paris Gibson Square opening new exhibit; LOVE hosting murder mystery fundraiser; coffee passport raising funds for Toby’s House and CASA CAN; Great Falls Clinic expanding surgery center; GFCMSU joining cybersecurity consortium

Missile maintenance facility completed Malmstrom Air Force Base officials held a ribbon cutting for the now completed missile maintenance dispatch facility that will be used for storage for missile field components, space for repair and testing, and keep vehicles out of the weather to accommodate dispatch and recovery missions. Construction on the $18.68 million facility began in July 2019 and

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Business Bites: Five Guys is open; county looking at marijuana rules; NWGF celebrates owner built homes; Tidal Wave Car Spa coming; urgent care clinic open; Dracut Hill speed limit; Vaughn fire fee increased; Sun Prairie Village wastewater improvements; Little Shell listening sessions

Five Guys Five Guys has officially opened in the shopping center between Target and Albertsons on 10th Avenue South. Business Bites: Permit application submitted for Five Guys; Fire Pizza adding happy hour, brunch Recreational marijuana zoning Cascade County is looking to change the zoning code to adjust for recreational marijuana that was legalized at the state level. The planning board

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Business bites: Honey Hippo Play Cafe opening; Porkie D’s moving; GFDA hosting community meeting on economic development strategy; new Mexican food truck; Sip ‘n Dip finalists announced; Big River Ruckus this weekend; no, we’re still not getting an Olive Garden

Honey Hippo Play Cafe The Honey Hippo Play Cafe, an indoor playground area for children 5 and under, is coming to the vacant space in the Pennant Building at the Corner of 1st Avenue North and 4th Street this fall. Laura Ewalt, owner, said they’re working on interior demolition now and remodeling the space that will include indoor play areas

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Business BItes: Snit’s block party; military surplus store downtown closing; Bright Eyes closing; Malmstrom awards contracts; Aging Services hosting Medicare webinar; Paris Gibson Square opening new exhibit

Snit’s Block Party Snit’s Bar is hosting an end of summer street party on Aug. 28. They’re closing down the 600 block of Central in front of the bar from 5:30-10 p.m. They’ll have live music from Joe Ryan, Hell City Kitty and Lester’s Mystery Oil. Admission is $5 with a full bar outside. Business Bites: New Thai food truck;

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Business Bites: New Thai food truck; The Boutique Co. for sale; apartment demolition; outfitters for sale; pop-up concert at Cassiopeia; river cleanup event; Children’s Museum still fundraising; GFPD has new vehicles

N Thai Food There’s a new food truck in Great Falls. N Thai Food has been working with the health department and said Aug. 10 that they are now fully licensed. They’ll do their first set up at the Farmers Market on Aug. 14. The Boutique Co. The Boutique Co., which is currently located at 1201 10th Ave. S., is

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Business Bites: Town Pump car wash opening; Nourish opening teaching kitchen; Apothecary coming; Carlson Q moving into former Big Mouth; United Way opens new office; Family Promise open house; Rescue Mission back to school rally

Town Pump The new Town Pump Express Car Wash at 2500 10th Ave. S. opens Aug. 9 with a grand opening at 4 p.m. during which city residents will receive free car washes from the time of the ribbon cutting to closing that day. The car wash features Lava foam bath, under body flush, clear coat protectant, triple foam soft

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Business Bites: NWGF looking to purchase, renovate Baatz Building; Big River Ruckus in September; Allegra Printing moving; fireworks complaints at neighborhood councils; Downtown Block Party is Thursday; Snap Fitness expanding; Wellness 406 rebranding

NeighborWorks Great Falls is applying to the Montana Board of Housing for low income housing tax credits for their plan to purchase and renovated the Baatz Building at 400 2nd Ave. S. into permanent supportive housing. The building has been vacant for several years and is in need of significant renovation as it was not well maintained as an apartment

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Business Bites: BMW rally economic impact; She Bare relocates; Mountain Wave façade revealed; Newberry concert for Sound Association; Greystone Inn renovation expected to start soon; iCan Bike Camp needs participants; Lions Family FunFest needs volunteers; Lewis and Clark Festival this weekend

BMW motorcycle rally In late June, 4,889 motorcycles arrived in town for their 2021 Saddle Up and Ride National Rally at Montana ExpoPark. Great Falls Montana Tourism estimates the economic impact to be more than $3 million in the community. Motorcycle rally coming next week, tourism asking locals to be aware of influx and motorcycle riders “Room demand in Great

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