A local group of entrepreneurs in Missoula intends to open four new restaurants in town over the coming year, signaling a big trend shift in the local economics of the industry and countering the doom-and-gloom some have seen in a spate of recent closures.
Scott Billadeau, Chad Morgan and Skyla Sisco are the owners of the Pangea Bar and Restaurant, its sister restaurant Stave and Hoop and the Liquid Planet locations in town. Together with their business partner and sommelier Kyle Riggs and chef/director of operations Justin Ferguson, they’ve formed the Pangea Restaurant Group.
Pangea chef Justin Ferguson works Tuesday, Nov. 14 making and cutting agnolotti pasta. The owners of Stave and Hoop and Pangea are planning to open four new restaurants in Missoula in the coming months and into next year.
ANTONIO IBARRA OLIVARES, Missoulian
Now, they’re undertaking an ambitious project to open the four new eateries in the coming months and into next year: An all-day Liquid Planet Grille with breakfast and beer and wine available into the night, a Mexican restaurant and tequila bar in Southgate Mall called Elote,