Jeremiah Young

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Long-awaited French bakery opens in downtown Billings


Alan Lohof, a captain with the Billings Fire Department, was in line at Le Fournil, a new French bakery in downtown Billings, about 20 minutes after it finally opened its doors Wednesday morning. “We’ve been chomping at the bit for quite a little while,” Lohof said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New owners have big plans for St. Vincent de Paul building

Vincent building

The new owners of the Montana Avenue building that houses the Charitable Works Office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul plan to start renovating the three-story structure as soon as St. Vincent moves out. Vicki Massie, volunteer coordinator for St. Vincent de Paul, which has been without a director since Ed Zabrocki resigned in January, said the charity office should be in its new building south of the railroad tracks by the end of July. Continue Reading →

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French baker to set up shop in downtown Billings


Having spent most of his life working as an information technology expert on three continents, Francois Morin has a new home and is embarking on a decidedly different new career. The 55-year-old Frenchman is planning to open a small bakery in downtown Billings this spring, concentrating on a handful of simple, traditional French breads. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Stapleton exhibit a stunning mix of old and new

Red Star

If I were to assess “Crow Now,” a collection on display at the Stapleton Gallery, based solely on its aesthetic impact, it would already be one of the best shows I’ve seen in a long time. But in this case, there is so much more of a story to tell. A story that goes back more than a century. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New downtown gallery brings art back to historic building


Among guests at the opening of a new art gallery in downtown Billings Thursday night was Bob Durden, senior curator at the Yellowstone Art Museum. Standing in the long, narrow, high-ceilinged Stapleton Gallery on the second floor of the Stapleton Building at North Broadway and First Avenue North, Durden said that what he liked most about the new gallery was that it brought art back to a building that used to be teeming with it. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New Chinese bistro aims at elegant dishes, simply made


The West End of Billings has another non-chain, locally owned restaurant whose owner is committed to making good food in an informal environment. Last month we wrote about the Local Kitchen & Bar, located near Shiloh Road and Grand Avenue. The new addition to the West End dining scene is JP Kitchen Asian Bistro, located on what used to be the West End’s main drag, 24th Street West. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After private unveiling, Big Dipper to open within days

Soft opening

After a final week-long flurry of construction, Big Dipper Ice Cream in downtown Billings had a soft opening for friends, family and supporters Tuesday night. “The guys who are working for us, they went all weekend, 14, 16 hours a day,” co-owner Bryan Hickey said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Marcasa closing down, Big Dipper moving in

Marcasa is out and the Big Dipper is in. Marcasa Clothing, the popular upscale clothier on the northwest corner of First Avenue North and North Broadway in downtown Billings, was closed Tuesday, with signs in the window announcing a going-out-business sale that will start Wednesday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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