A locally owned coffee and wine shop is moving to a growing Billings West End corridor, and two other coffee shops are coming to different parts of town.

The owner of City Brew and City Vineyard received permission from the Billings City Council on Monday to move ahead with a $4 million store at 1335 Golden Valley Circle, just east of the busy intersection of Grand Avenue and Zimmerman Trail.

Developer Steve Corning said Thursday the project is in its early stages of architectural planning, and construction won’t begin until at least next year.

Billings-based City Vineyard owner Becky Reno told the council she plans to hold cooking classes and serve specialty food and wine at the shop on the two-acre plot. It would be the second City Vineyard in Billings.

A City Brew with a drive-through will be built next door. Reno owns 21 City Brew stores in three states.

Other coffee shops are looking to open in Billings.

A new Starbucks store is under construction at 406 Main St., former site of the Main Street Casino. The developers are Utah-based Wadsworth Acquisitions LLC, which also developed the Starbucks shop on Grand Avenue.

Construction is expected to be completed late this year or early 2016.

Downtown, a shop called MoAV Coffee House is opening soon inside the Carlin Hotel. According to the shop’s Facebook page, MoAV specializes in “coffee profiling, brew methods, craft culture, community and sustainability.”

Information on the opening date and ownership was not immediately available Friday.


Business reporter for The Billings Gazette.