B Town Grill Plans Move to Downtown

Alan Arthur is moving his culinary venture – B Town Grill – from its former location in the Stadium Club in the Heights to downtown Billings. Arthur said that he was outgrowing the space in which he started his business, two years ago, and wanted to be located downtown. “I have always loved downtowns,” he said.

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Wendy’s Raises Funds for Boy Scouts

On April 7, Wendy’s hosted the Boy Scouts of America Billings troop for a fundraising event at all four of their restaurants in Billings. Wendy’s donated 15% of its sales during a three hour time frame to the Scouts. The funds raised will help offset the costs of scouting activities. $1,250 was raised between the dining rooms and pickup windows.

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YAM Gets Accreditation

The Yellowstone Art Museum (YAM) has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

Grand Opening Set for High Horse Saloon

The new High Horse Saloon and Eatery at 3953 Montana Avenue will hold its Grand Opening on Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 21.
The former location of Montana Chad’s has been completely remodeled and updated. Guests will be greeted with a completely new look, says co-owner and manager, Reid Pyburn. The menu too is new, featuring home cooking with lots of unique items.

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Policy Paves Way for TEDD

The final draft of the Lockwood Growth Policy is scheduled for review at a public hearing before the Yellowstone County Commissioners on May 17.
The draft plan designates Johnson Lane as the future center of the community, in a style in keeping with most small town main streets. It is to be surrounded by residential areas — on the east side by residential areas with four to six dwellings per acre, and on the west side, seven to ten dwellings per acre. An emphasis of the Lockwood Growth Policy is to increase the density of Lockwood, however, in recognizing a lot of ag use around Lockwood, it does not suggest changing that use.

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Rimrock Mall Sees Many Changes

Rimrock Mall has announced several changes within the 40-year-old shopping mall.
H & M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), one of the world’s largest fashion retailers opened in the mall last week. The new location will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies, and young men to separate “store within a store” sections for accessories, maternity, sports apparel and its plus sized line, HM+. The Rimrock Mall location will also carry H&M’s children’s collection, from newborn to fourteen years. The retailer has hired approximately 20 people.

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Home Affordability

There’s more to home affordability than sticker price. A recent study from New York financial technology company SmartAsset finds which cities are most affordable by measuring housing costs relative to income data in cities across the country. Billings ranked number 8, down from their rank of 7 last year.

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