We have heard the news of Bed Bath and Beyond closing its stores nationwide. The location here in Bozeman is on its final farewell as you can see all of the "everything must go" signs in the windows.
MAJOR RETAILER STORES TO CLOSE NATIONWIDE
Hopefully, the employees of the local store will be compensated and able to find another job that they enjoy just as much.
With that being said, I asked our listeners the question:
What would you like to see take over the soon-to-be vacant building?
I gathered the Top 5 from our Facebook page and have the list ready for all of you!
TOP 5 HOPEFULS FOR BED BATH AND BEYOND LOCATION
Best Buy is basically an electronic store with a splash of home appliances. You can get the most updated technology there, whether it is a computer, TV, or a Fridge that talks to you (or whatever). Best Buy is also known for having a huge line during Thanksgiving/black friday shopping and outstanding deals for "Cyber Monday".
I will be honest, I had to look this up because I had personally never heard of At Home. Basically, you can get anything and everything you need for your home. From furniture to decorative pillows to planters and everything in between. The prices seem to be extremely reasonable and now I am stuck on their website. So thank you to everyone who brought this to my life.
A whole lot of you would like to see some sort of "fun center" brought to the space. Whether that is roller skating, laser tag, Chuck E. Cheese, or Dave and Busters, something for the whole family to enjoy is definitely a need here in Bozeman. Specifically, something you can use year-round.
I didn't have to look this one up! I have been to Home Goods numerous times! I am definitely a fan. Similar to At Home, you can get all sorts of goodies for your home inside and out.
Well, well, well...the people have spoken. As much hate as Trader Joe's gets here in Montana, it seems as though Trader Joe's also has an incredible amount of love. Why people love Trader Joe's so much is obvious, but do we need another grocery store?
Perhaps this isn't what you would have picked. Good news...you can always participate in the Question of the Day on our Facebook Page.
Viral Trader Joe's Foods
TikTok is the biggest social media platform right now and Trader Joe's finds are constantly going viral there. Here are the most raved-about items you can find at Trader Joe's.
Are These the Best Products at Trader Joe's?
Trader Joe's Cookie Butter. That was the first time I had ever heard the words Trader Joe's a few years ago. My friend was raving about this stuff. The store sounded intriguing. I read more about Trader Joe's and I thought it was a health food store with a bunch of products I would never put in my mouth. This place did not sound appealing to a super-picky, Midwest-comfort food-eating gal.
My doctor suggested I monitor my sodium intake, which led me to Google 'low sodium foods." An article about the topic featuring Trader Joe's low sodium products popped up in my search. The included list was long and a lot of the food sounded like something I'd actually eat. But, was it going to taste good?
I've been having to visit Rochester, MN every few months and told Google to take me to Trader Joe's. I was picturing a huge store, like a warehouse club, with a modern look. I was way off. In Rochester, Trader Joe's is located in a strip mall with a couple of other businesses. It didn't look like a fancy, hip, Gen Z kinda joint, which is what I had in my head. It seemed small. As a matter of fact, it looked old, like it had been there a while.
I was greeted with a massive display of fresh flowers. I had no idea fresh flowers were a Trader Joe's staple. As I walked through, I carefully read the labels of several products to suffice my special, low sodium diet. I had a cartful of products to try and my bill was under $80. Not only were there several products I was willing to try at Trader Joe's, they were reasonably priced. The Trader Joe's business model is based on no frills so they can provide the best products for a low price. I like that idea. I don't need fancy, I just want low prices.
I am now a Trader Joe's convert and I know what all the hype is about. Here are some of my favorite products.
P.S. Cookie butter did not make the list.
5 Businesses Montanans Wishes Would Come Back
As most know, Bozeman, Montana is a growing town/city. The population has almost doubled in the last few years, housing prices have skyrocketed, and businesses have either strived or suffered.
The one thing that Bozeman residents all say, is they miss the "old Bozeman". What they mean is they miss the small-town feel, the minimal traffic, and the affordable living. Along with those, there are a few businesses Bozemanites really wish would return.
Here are the Top 5 Businesses Montanans Miss.