New Billings Grocery Store Opening Soon in Former Lucky’s

The former Lucky’s Market building has been sitting empty since the store somewhat abruptly pulled out of the Billings market in early 2020. We wrote at the time the Kroger Company brand was also closing its Missoula location, as they shuttered 32 of their 39 stores in 10 states. I didn’t shop at Lucky’s very often, but I did enjoy their deli and buffet-style salad bar and lunch offerings. Their pizza-by-the-slice was one of my favorites and a great value. Now, a new grocery store is preparing to open in the same location.

Photo: Michael Foth – Townsquare MediaBozeman-based Town & Country Foods is slated to open at the end of July.

Growing up in the Gallatin Valley, my mom was (and still is) a frequent shopper of Town & Country Foods location on North 19th in Bozeman. They offer a warehouse-style grocery store experience, with stocking and display methods similar to a Winco, Sam’s Club, or Costco. You bag your stuff yourself.

Photo: Michael Foth – Townsquare MediaThe store is 100% Montana and 100% Employee Owned

The first Town & Country Foods was opened in Livingston in 1966 by a Montana gentleman named Andy Perlinksi. It was followed by a Bozeman location in 1970. The company is now 100%

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