Missoulian building sold to group that includes Cole Bergquist

Jordan Hansen

The Missoulian building at 500 S. Higgins has officially been sold to an ownership group that includes former University of Montana football player Cole Bergquist.

The sale price was not clear in the filing in the Missoula County Treasurer’s office on Thursday. The filing was dated Nov. 18 and lists The Belle LLC as part of the deed of trust. Bergquist is a part of that company, which is based in Irvine, California, according to the document.

Bergquist, Aaron Wagner and Jadon Wagner all signed the agreement. The Wagners are brothers and former Brigham Young football players.

Bergquist posted an Instagram story of him signing what appears to be paperwork, with the caption “something big in the works,” along with an emoji of a construction crane. He tagged both Wagner brothers.

Bergquist is the developer and property owner of The Reed condo project just east of the Missoulian, which is under construction.

“(I’m) extremely excited about (this project). I think with the Reed being across the street and the success we’ve found there … I think there’s a lot of opportunity there,” Bergquist said Friday. “I think it’s the best site for redevelopment in Montana. It’s second to none.”

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