Montana October 24, 2017
8 Stores That Anyone Who Grew Up In Montana Will Undoubtedly Remember
Ready to take a trip down Memory Lane? Depending on when you were growing up in the Treasure State, you probably remember visiting at least a few of these stores. Some of these spots are still open, while some exist only in our Montana memories.
1. Coast to Coast
Coast to Coast was a national hardware chain that had several locations in Montana, mainly in Billings. The brand was acquired by True Value during a merger in 1997, and our local stores' affiliations were changed to Ace Hardware.
2. Worden's Market & Deli, Missoula
Missoula's first grocery store was established in 1833, and it's still going strong.
3. Montgomery Ward
Who could ever forget this classic department store? From 1872 - 2001, these stores were in most states, including Montana.
4. Corral West Ranchwear
When Corral West was acquired by BootBarn in 2008, its 9 Montana stores were liquidated and closed. Before that, it was a great place to go for boots, buckles, and all kinds of Western wear.
5. The Cooke City General Store
This general store dates back to 1886, and remarkably, it's still in business (and just as charming as ever).
6. Future Shop, Billings
Remember when this Canadian chain opened in Billings in 1996? Future Shop closed all 23 of its U.S. stores in 1999, and most eventually became Best Buys.
7. Phillips Book Store & Office Supply, Bozeman
Do you remember this place?
8. Polebridge Mercantile
Although the Merc didn't add a bakery until 1994, it has been around since 1914. Pretty impressive for a place with no electricity.
Did any of these places make you feel nostalgic? If not, this list of
things we used to do in Montana before we had the internet will.