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"Colored Snow" coming to Great Falls; Maria's and Firehouse Steamers on the move

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Mar 07, 2021

GREAT FALLS — The signs of spring are everywhere, but soon there will be snow in downtown Great Falls year-round - Colored Snow.

Colored Snow is expected to open in April at 426 Central Avenue. Most recently, the building was home to The Last Straw Bistro. Subway and Chopz have also been in business at the location.

Business owner and Great Falls realtor Darby Bogden has operated the shaved ice business as a food truck for several years and recently decided to open the storefront operation.

With the new space, Darby says her business is also expanding from 25 flavors to more than 65, with more than 20 toppings.

Darby said in a Facebook post: "Sydney (my sister), Blake (her husband), and Leo (my fiancé) are now joining me on this new business venture and we are so excited to finally share it with you."

We’ll hear more from Bogden on her business decision to expand Colored Snow later this week. Click here to visit the Facebook page.

Two restaurants in Great Falls recently announced that they are moving to new locations.

  • Firehouse Steamers is moving in April to 900 9th Street South, in the same building where The Popcorn Colonel is located. Firehouse Steamers opened in June 2020 at 1201 10th Avenue South, serving up brats, hot dogs, and dessert.
  • Maria's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Great Falls plans to move to the building formerly occupied by Rikki's Pasta & Pizza. The last day in the downtown location is March 20, and they plan to be open in the new space at 1220 9th Street South on April 6th. Rikki's closed in October 2019.