Jennifer Mercer

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Depot lighting project could be start of something big


Bruce Brenon has a simple explanation for why he and two of his employees flew from Southern California to Billings in the middle of a cold snap to install tens of thousands of lights on trees outside the historic Billings Depot. “It’s really hard to train people over the phone,” he said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Taste’ event serves up great food for a good cause


A week from Saturday, some of the best chefs in Billings will be serving some of their favorite appetizers—more than 20,000 of them. The occasion will be the Taste of Summer fundraiser at the Billings Depot, an outdoor, all-you-can-eat-and-drink event featuring 15 restaurants, nearly 20 Montana breweries, all kinds of wine and live music. (more…) Continue Reading →

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MoAv partners aim to build new coffee culture in Billings


Don’t get Matt Pipinich talking about coffee. No, actually, do. He’ll talk about coffee in a way you’ve never heard, most likely, touching on the science and craft of roasting and brewing and how coffee should be served and consumed. He might veer off to talk about synergy and community-building and the importance of relationships. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Billings Depot, riding high, rolls out new fundraiser


A week from Saturday, Billings Depot Inc. is throwing a black-tie Taste of Billings celebration that depot director Jennifer Mercer hopes will be “the most elegant, luxurious event Billings has ever seen.”

That’s quite a claim, and it’s all the more remarkable considering that the setting, the old Northern Pacific Railway Depot on Montana Avenue, was in wretched condition just 20 years ago, and had nearly been demolished 25 years ago. (more…) Continue Reading →

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