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Bryan Layton

Bryan Layton owns Great Harvest Bread Co.

Great Harvest Bread Co. will open a second Billings store this summer in a new building in a growing part of town.

Owner Bryan Layton said last week he signed a deal to expand at the corner of 32nd Street West and Central Avenue in a new 8,000 square-foot strip mall. Great Harvest is the first tenant to sign with Billings-based Neumann Construction to operate the new building, which will have space for five businesses.

Jerry Neumann of Neumann Construction said a second strip mall of the same size is also planned for the site. He said he expects to announce other businesses within the next few months. The mix will include office space and other food servers, Neumann said.

Layton and his wife, Susie, bought the original Billings Great Harvest at 907 Poly Drive nine years ago. At the new location, they’re partnering with longtime baker Heather Snyder and her husband, Lorenzo, to ensure it maintains Great Harvest standards.

“It was important to me to have someone there that would be… running it that felt the same about product quality and customer service,” he said.

Snyder would run the new store, and the Laytons would spend most of the time on Poly Drive.

Great Harvest is Dillon-based company with franchises nationwide. All Great Harvest breads are baked with Montana wheat and other locally sourced grains.

The stores sell freshly baked bread and sandwiches made in-house. Great Harvest also sells sweets, dry mixes, granola, biscotti and other items.

The new store will have the same hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Layton said he expects to hire 10 new employees, mostly part-time, at the new store.

Consignment shop

Sisters Judy Rains Burt and Candace Fortin-Rains opened a new consignment shop in the Heights in November.

Two Sister Home Consignment sells furniture and home decor at 1411 Main St.

According to Rains Burt, the two Billings women love interior “treasures,” which led to the opening of the shop.

Two Sisters is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 969-3474 for more information.

New operator

The Alpha Graphics commercial print shop on Billings’ West End has hired Gerald Maynard as a new bindery operator.

A San Diego, Calif., native, Maynard moved to Billings last year and has experience as an ironworker, welder and heavy equipment operator.

Bindery operators maintain the machines that bind books and other publications.

The Billings shop is at 3413 Gabel Road and is locally owned by Jake Eaton and Dustin Frost.

AlphaGraphics started in Billings in 1994, and the Salt Lake City company has 270 franchises worldwide.

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Have You Heard is a weekly column about business openings, closings or other happenings in our area. Contact reporter Erik Olson with any news tips at eolson@billingsgazette.com or at 657-1306. Follow him on Twitter @BGErikOlson.

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