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A King's Kravings in Great Falls is closing

A King's Kravings in Great Falls is closing
Posted at 2:54 PM, Jun 20, 2024

A King's Kravings in Great Falls is closing permanently.

Adonna King began the baking business in early 2023, first operating at Mise En Place, and now for almost a year has been located at 1008 20th Street South near Target.

King baked and sold a variety of items, including cookies, bagels, brownies, and scones.

She said that closing was a difficult decision: “I don't want to. I don't want to close, but the economy is killing me, and I just can't do this on my own anymore. I can't raise my prices high enough to cover costs because everything keeps going up.”

The last day of business is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, and will be open from 9am until 4pm.

Big Dipper Ice Cream officially opened in Great Falls on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Big Dipper Ice Cream (website) has been serving sweet treats in Montana since 1995.

Known for their hand-dipped ice cream, it's a crowd-pleaser around the state with locations in Missoula, Helena, and Billings, and it has been featured on both Good Morning America and USA Today.

Big Dipper Ice Cream opens in downtown Great Falls

“It’s a Montana staple; everybody loves ice cream, it's fun, it's delicious. I knew that we wanted to bring that element to downtown Great Falls, and no better place than the little corner where other restaurants and businesses are,” said Tianna Ford, co-owner of Big Dipper.

She noted, “Great Falls downtown is really growing, it’s becoming really vibrant, and the corner of Fifth and Central is where the concerts are happening, like Downtown Summer Jam [and the] Fourth of July Hootenanny. There's a lot of new businesses in the area, and we just wanted to keep the energy flowing downtown, keep the fun happening.”

Big Dipper serves up traditional flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry - and also some less traditional options, including Mexican chocolate, cardamom, bubble gum, and El Salvador coffee.

“We're known for our Big Dipper sundaes; you can make it a 'starship' when you add bananas or brownies. We have great shakes, great floats, and of course, homemade waffle cones,” said Ford.

The ice-creamery is at 426 Central Avenue (corner of Fifth Street and Central Avenue), in the former site of Colored Snow in downtown Great Falls.

It is open from 11am until 11pm, seven days a week.

It's been rumored for quite a while - and now we have confirmation that Wendy's is building a second restaurant in Great Falls.

A spokesperson for Wentana LLC - the Montana-based franchisee - told KRTV on Friday that the new location will be at 139 Northwest Bypass.

Wendy's confirms a second location in Great Falls

It is located between Domino's Pizza and the Sherwin-Williams Paint Store.

Construction got underway several days ago, and they are already beginning the hiring process for the new store.

The spokesperson said that they are shooting for a grand opening in September 2024.

Wendy's first Great Falls location is at at 806 Tenth Avenue South.

Wentana currently operates 16 locations across Montana.

JB’s restaurant at 1322 10th Avenue South has closed.

The tall sign along 10th Avenue South says simply CLOSED.

JB's restaurant


Calls to the business phone number have been met with a busy signal.

There is no word on the cause of the closing, nor what might become of the building.