A historic former church building in downtown Missoula has recently been renovated into a hub of business activity, with an eclectic array of entrepreneurs moving in and more on the way.
Kiah Hochstetler and an investor business partner bought the former First Baptist Church building at 308 W. Pine St. in 2019 and have been busy attracting tenants ever since. It’s now called The Revelry Missoula.
Their anchor tenant and the first to move in was Revo, a fitness training center. Under the high arched-ceilings, members are busy pushing weights and riding exercise bikes next to giant stained glass artwork.
Hochstetler said he was a member of Revo when it was located near Tremper’s Plaza shopping center.
“So we knew that they were looking for space, and that was the whole reason,” Hochstetler recalled when asked why he’s converted the old church into a business center.
“This building was on the market and we thought this offering and what (Revo owner Mike Savasuk) was doing was pretty cool,” Hochstetler recalled. “And you know, we thought we’d put something together here. It’s exciting to see what this old building can become.”
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