Two new storefronts opened in the last few weeks on the corner of Mullowney Lane and Elysian Road. The shop owners waited patiently over the summer as the unfinished interiors took shape to serve their respective businesses.
Teresa Lundeen, a decade-long neighbor in Josephine Crossing, decided to open her own salon after leasing a chair as a hair stylist for over 25 years. Andi Spearing, a shop owner with a flair for eccentric, one-of-a-kind items, moved in next door with a mix of mercantile, high-end consignment, and flavorful local coffee.
Now, residents can walk or bike to the shops between the entrances of Josephine Crossing and Riverfront Pointe to get a cappuccino and a haircut.
Starting in December, the Iris Salon will offer waxing, lash extensions, and nail services in addition to haircuts, color, and styles. Teresa loves that her shop is within walking distance to home so her boys are able to stop over after school.
“It’s so much more convenient having the salon here versus driving across town to get to work every day.” Lundeen admits. “And my clients are loving the new space with the more flattering natural light coming through the windows.”
Call for an appointment at (406) 534-6639.
BLACK SHEEP BOUTIQUE
Andi Spearing has never owned a shop like this before, but she’s been waiting on a location like this to give it a go.
“The neighbors here have been wonderfully supportive.” Andi smiles. “Kids come to get a hot drink after school and families stop in to see what’s new while they pass by on their walk.”
Carrying everything from Whoville ornaments to leather jackets, Andi’s store is clearly an extension of her big personality and desire to serve those around her. Walking through her store is a joyful experience with a delightful surprise tucked in every corner. From humorous placards and caps that make you laugh out loud to handmade soaps and earrings, you get the sense that everything in this shop has a story. It’s kind of like having Etsy in your backyard.
She takes great pride in the local coffee she serves from a couple who roasts the beans out of Roundup, MT. The aroma of Corlesto’s roasted beans draws you right in to sit on the stool at the wood countertop. Take a flavored latte to go or peruse the unique collection of gifts, home decor, and clothing Andi carries. Though she packs a lot into a small space, you won’t find volumes of the same item. The store is ever evolving with new merchandise filling the empty spaces where one-of-a-kind items have been sold.
The Black Sheep and Iris Salon are soon to become the surrounding communities’ new hangouts and the women who own them will make you feel welcome from the minute you walk through their doors. After all, they’re from Montana.
Find them on Facebook for more info:
Iris Salon or call (406) 534-6639
Black Sheep Boutique & Mercantile or call (406) 694-8812