Closing

Co-op Closing
Billings’ Good Earth Market Co-op has begun the process of closing its doors. Sales at the Good Earth Market have been in decline as more natural and organic grocery competition has moved into Billings. Observers have noted that, in the last few years, major retailers like Costco and…
More Kmart Closures in Montana
As expected, in the ever-shrinking landscape of big box retail stores, Kmarts in Glendive and Great Falls will close in October, as part of the latest round of cutbacks for the parent company of the now-struggling retail giant.  Sears Holding Company, which owns Kmart, announced Friday they pla…
The Railyard Closing
The Railyard, a nightclub known for hosting live performances of heavy metal, punk and rock music, is closing it’s door at the end of July as reported by the Billings Gazette.  Promoter Josh Schleining, said the bar has been struggling against increased competition downtown, par…
Many Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Forced to Close
Having precisely the impact opponents feared it would– and legislators intended– medical marijuana dispensaries across Montana closed their doors as new state-imposed restrictions took effect Wednesday that limit cannabis providers to three patients apiece, leaving thousands of medical m…
MSUB Child Care Center To Close
The child care center at Montana State University Billings will close on September 9th.  Aaron Clingingsmith, director of university relations and communications at MBUB, said that the operator, Massachusetts-based Bright Horizons, wasn’t able to make it financially solvent...
What Business Would You Like To See In Place Of K-Mart?
By now, most residents have heard the news that K-Mart will be closing. Given the typical emptiness of the parking lot, it's not exactly shocking news. Whenever a business closes shop, I always think of the employees and what it's like for them knowing the end is coming in a matter of week…