Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Business Bites: New eatery downtown, mattresses, overflow parking, new jobs, building auctions

The Block The group that created Enbär is launching a new “fun and exciting place for downtown.” The Block is coming to the former Cory Block Bakery space on 5th Street South. Mike Hallahan, chef at Enbar, will also be the chef for The Block and said the plan is lunch and dinner with “crazy grilled cheese,” scratch made sandwiches,

Read more

MOD Pizza coming to former Hoagieville location in Great Falls

MOD Pizza is going into the former Hoagiville location on 10th Avenue South. The company confirmed to The Electric this week that is opening a restaurant in Great Falls and this morning Macek Companies Inc. posted a video confirming that MOD Pizza was going into the Hoagieville location. Earlier this week, city planning said no permits had been issued for

Read more

Black Bear Diner coming to Great Falls

Black Bear Diner is coming to Marketplace. The city planning office issued a building permit Wednesday for interior renovations and a sign permit will be required, according to Tom Micuda, deputy planning director. The city planning office initially said the permit was issued for the former On the Border restaurant since the chain had initially looked at that property, but

Read more

Taste Our Place launching in Great Falls today

Local food is the focus of a new partnership between the Montana Departments of Agriculture and Commerce. In the vein of the Made in Montana brand, Taste Our Place launched this summer to promote eating and drinking establishments that source Montana ingredients for their menu items. The program got started over the summer and included a booth at the Montana State

Read more

BID accepting bids on pedlets for Celtic Cowboy and Burger Bunker

Bids are being accepted by the Business Improvement District for the two new pedlets downtown and officials are hoping they’ll be open for the end the season. Joan Redeen, BID community director, said the new pedlets would go in front of the Celtic Cowboy on 1st Avenue South and Burger Bunker on 5th Street South. The BID awarded grants to

Read more

Pedlet grant deadline is next week, applications still sought

The Business Improvement District has revamped the pedlet program for downtown Great Falls and is seeking applications. The new program will provide three $7,500 grants. Eligible applicants must submit an application and a $1,000 check to the BID by June 28. The BID made changes to the grant program since there had been a lack of applicants so far this

Read more

GFDA study finds Great Falls has lowest operating costs for food processing

The Great Falls Development Authority commissioned a study that was recently released and found that Great Falls is the least expensive market to operate a food processing plant based on a review of 25 U.S. cities. The study was conducted by The Boyd Company, a site selection firm based in Princeton, N.J. The company surveyed 25 metro areas with high concentrations

Read more

White House tariffs placed on Canadian steel, aluminum hitting Montana manufacturers

By Martin Kidston | Missoula Current Tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other U.S. trade partners have increased the cost of products sourced by Montana manufacturers, though the full ramifications aren’t yet fully known. A looming trade war with the country’s leading allies is likely to hit Montana manufacturers in the pocketbook,

Read more
« Older Entries