Council reviews combined tavern, casino, market and restaurant

David Erickson

A group of local developers are planning a large commercial development near the intersection of Mullan and Reserve in Missoula, and the plans include a new two-story restaurant, market, tavern and casino.

On Monday, the Missoula City Council heard a presentation for a conditional use request to operate the new 11,900-square-foot restaurant. It will be called “Cru,” which is a French term to indicate high quality in fine wine.

“This new food and beverage business is to offer a higher level of dining, shopping and entertainment experience than is currently available in the neighborhood,” explained Tori MacPherson with Paradigm 3 Architecture in Missoula in a memo to the council. “Cru will offer a wide range of bistro-style menu options including fine steaks, seafood and pizzas.”

She said the overall building design has an “agricultural typology” with a large central atrium and lots of glass and light. The taller tower on the corner will provide views of the valley and the hills to the south.

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“The pub area will be a large airy atrium space with large amounts of glass and two bars on two levels,”

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