After 30 years on Missoula's Hip Strip, Bathing Beauties Beads moves

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Katie Ghen-Simpson, owner of Bathing Beauties Beads, said the store’s new location will allow her to offer more classes.

A marijuana dispensary offered the owner of the Bathing Beauties Beads location at 501 S. Higgins three times the current rent for the space.

David Erickson

After nearly 30 years on the Hip Strip block in Missoula, Bathing Beauties Beads is moving to a new location. A marijuana dispensary offered the landlord more money for their current location at 501 S. Higgins.

But owner Katie Ghen-Simpson has a positive outlook on the situation because she found a new location in the Toole Crossing building. The address is 812 Toole Ave. Suite E, right behind Hunter Bay Coffee.

“I’m excited,” she said. “Toole Crossing has a

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