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Flying Squirrel Closes, New Food Options Open

Hello Rageef and Goodbye Flying Squirrel: What’s That, Missoula?

Welcome to Hey What’s That Missoula, where we get you up to speed on all the dirt moving in and around Missoula. 

First, we have to admit that our Missoula crew is a little jealous of both Helena and Billings this week. Chik-Fil-A filed a zoning clarification on Billings West End and Slim Chickens opened in Helena, with a staff of about ninety. But, Missoula has some new eateries to look forward to.

That’s right. Much like Lucky’s Market, it looks like there will be a sushi snack bar in the Winco. Hiring has begun for Winco and we’re getting geared up for their grand opening. 

At the site of the old Fuddruckers on Reserve Street, we’ll be getting a Firehouse Subs and a Brooklyn Bagel and Bakery. Our office is just around the corner so we’ll be over here carbo loading on a pretty regular basis. 

Some not so great news for the little ones: it looks like Flying Squirrel is shut down and in lease negotiations with their landlord. [Update: Flying Squirrel ownership announces permanent closure]. 

The indoor soccer arena and inflatable bouncy house over on Latimer Street is for sale as well. Hopefully we retain some of these options for energetic kiddos when the temps are sub zero. 

There is some good news for parents: getting into the pediatric dentist might be a little easier. Over in Lolo, a new kids dentist is getting ready to open. Maybe not as fun as an inflatable bouncy castle, but definitely important. At least that’s what I tell my kids, but your mileage may vary.

And finally – some more food. In addition to Ragheef, a new mobile bakery specializing in Arabic flatbreads, we got a tip about another new food truck coming online as well. I guess we’ll have to wait for our new favorite instagram account, Missoula’s Food Truck Locator,  to give us some more details when they become available.

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