Construction is underway on the west end that will bring another outdoor recreation outfitter to Billings. REI will have it's fourth Montana location when the new store is completed on the northwest side of the King Avenue West and Shiloh Road intersection.
After moving from downtown, Commons 1882 is now open in their new location (115 Shiloh Suite 8) in Shiloh Commons. According to their website, the menu is "eclectic scratch made modern American" and has a full bar with craft beer, cocktails and wines.
The intersection of Central Avenue and 24th Street West will have a new look in the upcoming months. McDonalds tore down their previous building on Central Avenue to construct a new restaurant on the corner. A Conoco Gas used to be there before it was torn down.
Wednesday (9/4) could be the hottest day of the year in Billings. Some forecasts predict it could hit 103 in the Magic City, with no chance of rain. High wind gusts are also likely on Wednesday making conditions perfect for wildfires.
A large wildfire is burning near Molt and can be seen for many miles. Residents were concerned for the safety of their homes after seeing the large column of smoke coming from the far west end of Billings
On August 4 of 2016, Taqueria Zapotlan opened their doors at 2240 Grand Avenue and made their first dollar. That dollar bill was framed and is displayed proudly on the wall of the authentic Mexican restaurant.