Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Ignite Great Falls highlights current, upcoming economic development projects

To kick off the new year, the Great Falls Development Authority hosted the second Ignite the Falls event. “We are bullish about Great Falls. We are hungry to grow Great Falls,” said Jolene Schalper, GFDA vice president. “We are getting after it.” The Friday morning event included 14 developers, entrepreneurs and government officials who shared details about current and upcoming

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County reconsiders Montana Eggs tax abatement, approves request

Continuing the tension from last week’s work session, County Commissioners debated whether a tax abatement for Montana Eggs LLC should be back on the agenda during their Jan. 9 meeting. “We already voted,” said Commissioner Jim Larson, who at various points during the meeting raised his voice at the applicant’s representative and Commissioner Jane Weber. “I don’t believe we need

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Restaurant, grocery building for West Bank Landing; University of Providence project on Design Review Board agenda

Two projects in the West Bank Landing development on the Missouri River, off 3rd Street Northwest are up for Design Review Board consideration on Monday. One is for a 3,662 square foot building designed for two quick service restaurants. One of those has been named as Five on Black, but the second space will be built as a shell until

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Montana Eggs tax abatement on county commission agenda for reconsideration

A tax abatement for Montana Eggs LLC is back on the agenda for the Cascade County Commission. The commission denied the tax abatement in December in a 1-1 vote when Commissioner Jane Weber was out of town. Commissioner Jim Larson voted against the abatement and Commissioner Joe Briggs voted in favor. Dan Vuckovich of Anderson Zurmuehlen, representing Montana Eggs, sent

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County board appointments coming next week, including planning, zoning

Whether applicants have taken a public position on a project that may go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment is now a topic of consideration as the County Commission prepares to make their appointments for the two vacancies on the board. Commissioners are scheduled to make those appointments during the Jan. 9 meeting. They’ll also make appointments to the planning,

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Saibeen’s Kitchen and Anchor Fitness expanding into new locations; Panda Express, T-Mobile and Alumni Club openings this month

The Indian lunches that have been a hit at Pizazz are moving into a new space with more seating. The grand opening in Jan. 9 at Times Square for Saibeen’s Kitchen. Saibeen Acord said she’s outgrown Pizazz and the managers at Times Square reached out to her to see if she’s be interested in their upstairs space, utilizing the commercial

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County Commission denies Montana Egg tax abatement, approves final plat extension for Big Bend Ranch

The Cascade County Commission split the vote for the requested Montana Egg, LLC tax abatement, effectively denying the request. Commissioner Jim Larson voted against the tax abatement and Commissioner Joe Briggs voted in support. Commissioner Jane Weber was absent. The proposed abatement was for new or expanding businesses and is allowable under Montana state law. The abatement lasts for 10

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