Seven days after one door closed, another opened.
Had it not, Great Falls would be without a grocery store.
An icon in the community for over 50 years, Piggly Wiggly closed its doors on June 12, 2014. Seven days later, IGA opened its doors. On Sunday, Great Falls IGA celebrated its second anniversary.
When news of Piggly Wiggly’s planned closure surfaced, the Gibson Family Partnership (Marvin Gibson and sisters Donna Gibson Stricker and Rhonda Gibson Cato) began negotiations with W. Lee Flowers & Co., Inc. to open an IGA in town.