On Dec. 7, 1944, news of war in Europe and in the Pacific filled The Billings Gazette. Portraits of young men in military uniforms ran almost daily under a caption that said “killed in action” and listed their parents’ address in Billings. Mothers shared snippets of news from letters they ha…
In a bluntly worded, three-page letter to VA Secretary Bob McDonald, a decorated combat veteran from Laurel implored the new leader to visit Montana because veterans need his “immediate” help.
After months of delays, the Umi Japanese Steakhouse opened Thursday at West Park Promenade next to Lucky’s Market.
Walking through Rimrock Mall and meeting community members, new mall manager Devin Hartley is usually confronted with one common question.
Lucky’s Market, a specialty retailer based in Boulder, Colo., has built a Billings store that emphasizes community involvement, local products and aggressive promotions for select products.
Oz Fitness, a West Park Promenade business that has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since last fall, is apparently under new ownership.
Bob McDonald, owner of West Park Plaza, watches events during the Grand Opening of Lucky's Market Wednesday morning at the mall.
A brochure at Children’s Clinic says that, as of Jan. 1, clinic physicians only have hospital privileges at one of Billings’ two hospitals: St. Vincent Healthcare.
Lucky’s Market plans to open its first Montana grocery store in mid-March in the West Park Promenade mall.
The Australian-themed Oz Fitness chain based in Spokane, Wash., has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its Billings gym.
Four years after the wrecking crane smashed down the middle of West Park Plaza to make room for a promenade, the mall is continuing its metamorphosis.
A grocery store and other retail outlets will anchor the longtime Billings hopping center that has been renamed West Park Promenade.
After buying Billings first mall, West Park Plaza, in August 2008, Washington state developer Bob McDonald, along with the rest of the country, was hit with a deep recession.
Washington state developer Bob McDonald has landed a grocery store to help anchor the Billings mall he bought, remodeled and renamed West Park Promenade.
Scheels is starting ground work at Shiloh Crossing in the next two weeks on the sporting goods chain’s second-largest store. Only the Scheels at Reno/Sparks, Nev., is larger.
Montanans turned to the eastern half of the state for optimistic economic news in 2011.
After a weekend of long negotiations, top officials of West Park Promenade and Oz Fitness have worked out a dispute that could have forced the gym to move. The dispute between Oz and its landlord also resulted in a civil lawsuit.
Joyce and Bob McDonald, of Billings, marked their 55th anniversary.
BOB AND JOYCE MCDONALD in 1956
JOYCE AND BOB MCDONALD today