What’s New in Helena

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By Chelsea Paschall

Ready for a new experience? Helena is popping with fresh shops/ galleries, restaurants and gyms that invite your discovery.

Curiouser and CuriouserDowntown Helena has a new hub for creative intrigue. A gallery of non-traditional art, Curiouser and Curiouser is the brainchild of Dr. Barry Ferst. No words do the fascination gallery justice – you need to see to believe.

Refused Vintage and 56 CountiesVintage and Local, eclectic finds abound in this two-shop, one spot location. Helena is steeped in history, which lends it to exceptional vintage shopping. Also discover local products, shopping you can feel good about!

Funky Trunk FurnitureThe owners of Funky Trunk clothing consignment have expanded their masterfully curated selection to include furniture and décor. After you score your one-of-a-kind piece, expect to answer the question, “Where did you find that!?” from admiring guests.

The Hopper Kitchen & Market – The Hopper Kitchen & Market is bursting with local flavor! Their menu features scratch-made dishes with unique ingredients. What’s more, some of the Made in Montana ingredients are sold at the market.

Family Roots ‘From our family to yours.’ Family Roots, located in the Ramada Inn serves up delicious breakfast and lunch that makes you feel right at home with fresh, hearty and unforgettable dishes.

The Uphill Grill – Grab tasty breakfast and lunch quick eats at the northern end of Last Chance Gulch. The Uphill Grill has an alternating menu with daily specials that are fast becoming favorites.

The Independent Businesses: The newly renovated Independent building is thriving with the co-working space Sidecar and now provides two great options to flavor your day.

Montago Coffee – The new brick and mortar café provides a sleek opportunity to enjoy the coffee and tea beverages that have hooked the Helena community through the business’s evolution from a Shasta trailer, to pop-up cart to coffeeshop perfect for small meetings and study/ workspace.

Mt. Ascension Brewing Co. – Because there can never be enough good beer…At Helena’s newest brewery you can enjoy craft beers with stunning views and food options from the Ascension Grill.

Speakeasy 41 – What would a Capital City be without a speakeasy!? On the northern edge of Helena, behind a hidden bookshelf entry, you will find this Prohibition style craft brewery. The inviting vintage atmosphere is often enhanced with live music and food trucks. Well worth uncovering.

Skyre Spin & Sweat Giving you the opportunity for pumping cycle workout all year long! Skyre provides a welcoming atmosphere with small classes and diverse class offerings that support all levels.

Bumblebee Aerial FitnessEmpower your workout and life by trying out aerial fitness. The fun class offerings at Bumblebee Aerial Fitness will enliven your confidence and strengthen your core, among numerous other benefits. Freedom for all body types!