Category Archives: Business Bites

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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Business Bites: The Lobby converting to The Wild Hare; Jersey Mike’s coming next to 5 on Black; Open House at downtown apartments; poetry reading at Cassiopeia; 7th Ferrying Group presentation at The History Museum

The Wild Hare The Goat Group partners Ryan Sweeney, Alen Aivazian, and Matthew Robb are turning the for Lobby Bar and Maria’s Mexican space at 518 Central into The Wild Hare. The group operates bar and entertainment ventures in California and Hawaii. The group applied for a remodel permit in March and the city issued the permit in May for

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Business Bites: Wakefest in the Falls; Sip n’ Dip one of world’s coolest pools; Anchor Fitness sold; Paris Gibson Square opens new exhibit

Wakefest in the Falls Wakefest in the Falls is set for noon July 17 at Launch Watersports, 4250 Lower River Rd. Register to compete here until July 10. Tickets are $5 and are available at Launch Watersports, Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company, Speaking Socially and Mighty Mo. Tickets will also be available the day of the event.  Wakefest is Montana’s premier

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Business Bites: Mermaids return June 18; Kona Ice opens; #TroyStrong blood drive; Future of Ag tour is July 13; city animal shelter hours change; GFPD resuming Citizens Academy; NWGF awards; new exhibits at Russell Museum

sip n dip pool

Mermaids at the Sip ‘n Dip The mermaids will return to the pool at the Sip ‘n Dip on June 18. The mermaids have been gone for about a month and the pool was drained for maintenance and repair. The metal pool is covered in fiberglass, which was sanded down and repaired. Then the pool room ceiling and pool were

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Business Bites: Love’s underway; former Holiday Motors demolition; touro medical school project ongoing; C.M. Russell Museum expansion underway; airport requesting TIF funds for industrial park, one tenant will be truck wash; reading at Cassiopeia

Love’s Dirt is moving for the new Love’s Travel Stop and Country Stores off the I-15 interchange at Gore Hill on the airport side. According to city planning, the building permit was ready to be issued, but the architect submitted some minor revisions that needed staff review. Since the engineering drawings were not revised and the contractor was ready to

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Business Bites: Bright Eyes Cafe for sale; Precision Pilates and Yoga moving; Alluvion adds office space, plans Rocky Mountain Building project; mental health partnership created; city approves CDBG funds; Habitat breaks ground; NeighborWorks receives $500k toward affordable; Leadership Great Falls accepting applications; apartments under construction

Bright Eyes Cafe Beth McKinney of Bright Eyes Cafe is seeking a new owner for the turn-key business. The cafe is listed at a negotiable $60,000 and interested parties should contact the seller for “full list of inclusions (equipment, decor, etc.) Wonderful landlord and neighbors.” Alluvion Health Alluvion Health has moved administrative staff into the space at 505 1st Ave.

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Business Bites: Permit application submitted for Five Guys; Fire Pizza adding happy hour, brunch

It’s official, the owners of Five Guys franchise in Montana have submitted a permit application for a restaurant at 2104 10th Ave. S. in the former Snap Fitness space. The permit is for a tenant improvement package, which means construction activity is limited to the interior. According to the city planning office, the only exterior improvement that will be needed

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Business Bites: Suki’s demolition; new City Brew; Colored Snow opening; owner built homes complete; reading at Cassiopeia

Suki’s The former Suki’s at 1229 10th Ave. S. is slated for demolition. The city received permit applications on April 15 to demolish both existing structures on the property. Those permits were reviewed and approved by city staff but as of April 20 hadn’t yet been picked up by the contractor, Sletten Construction, according to city planning. The city also

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