Category Archives: Food and Agriculture

Great Falls Greats 2020 Winners

We asked and you answered. More than 1,000 votes were submitted in the inaugural Great Falls Greats contest and here are your top three in most categories. Congrats to the 2020 winners. Head out and about June 25-27 to celebrate them! Best Coffee Shop Broadwater Coffee Brewing Company Electric City Coffee True Brew Best Bar Enbär Elevation 3330 KellerGeist Pub

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Business in profile: Miss Kitty’s Coffee Cafe

Lynn Baker, 52, Miss Kitty’s Coffee Cafe opened June 2014. Baker is from Missoula and has lived in Montana her whole life. She’s been in Great Falls for almost 21 years. She came here from Billings to run a pizza franchise with her former husband. She stayed “because this really became my home. My kids were born here and I got

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County responds to city request for study of Madison Food Park proposal

This story was updated at 2 p.m. June 9 with information regarding the lawsuit filed against Cascade County related to the Madison Food Park. Cascade County responded last week to the City Commission’s March resolution requesting that the county study the Madison Food Park proposal. In a June 2 letter, addressed to City Manager Greg Doyon, county commissioners wrote, “while

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Proposed church downtown could conflict with development, liquor licenses

An application for a conditional use permit has been submitted to the city for a proposed worship facility in the vacant space at 427 Central Avenue, at the corner of Central and 5th Street, across from Last Straw Bistro. Because the property is in the C-4 zoning district, a worship facility is not permitted by right and needs a conditional

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Business Bites: 313 Central renovations; Beer and Brats on the Bay; Firehouse Steamers opening; virtual Home and Garden Show; Great Falls Trolley tours postponed; local artist collaborate for Benefis design

313 Central The Metropolitan Building at 313 Central is getting a refresh and new tenants. Keith and Christina Cron purchased the building, which houses Brush Crazy, this spring. Keith owns Hygienix and is moving his office to the second floor, which is currently being used as apartments. He’s been working out of his home for the last two years. Brush

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DPHHS updates Phase 2 guidance for bars, restaurants

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services issued additional guidance to local health departments on June 2. Trisha Gardner, health officer for Cascade County, mentioned the new guidance during the June 3 Board of Health meeting. Montana moving to Phase 2 reopening on June 1 Beginning June 5, under the new guidelines, bar seating can be returned, with

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County ZBOA approves special use permit for Silver Falls Distillery

The Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment voted unanimously to approve the special use permit for the Silver Falls Distillery component of the larger Madison Food Park. The board met May 28 and approved the permit with 14 conditions. COVID-19 delays county zoning meeting on distillery permit Those conditions are: obtaining a driveway approach permit from the Montana Department of

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Great Falls Greats 2020

The Electric is celebrating what makes Great Falls Great and unique with its local businesses and places. Go through the categories below and enter your choice for Great Falls Greats. The focus is on local businesses, but we know some chains have locally owned franchises. This year, we’re keeping this contest simple since COVID-19 changed everyone’s realities, but we’re planning

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