Construction Underway on The Galleries

Two-story building in downtown Whitefish to feature retail and rental space

By Beacon Staff

Construction is underway on a new building on the vacant corner of Second Street and Baker Avenue in in downtown Whitefish, prompting street and sidewalk closures in August.

Called “The Galleries,” construction began Aug. 11 on the two-story building and, when complete, it will feature retail space on the first floor and condos, which will be available for nightly and weekly rentals, on the second floor, according to Wendy Compton-Ring, senior planner for the City of Whitefish.

The building at 403 Second St. is being constructed with reclaimed timber siding and iron and is expected to be about 13,500 square feet in size.

Purveyors of an art gallery have expressed interest in occupying one of the retail spaces, leaving three other spaces available.

On the second floor, six lodging units of one- and-two-bedroom suites will include kitchenettes and laundry facilities.

Six parking spaces will flank the building’s south side.

Construction of The Galleries building is expected to take about a year to complete.

A gas station and Dominos pizza previously occupied the corner.

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