A popular restaurant that has been serving locals, truck drivers, and visitors in the Bozeman area for decades has suddenly closed, and new owners have decided to repurpose the property. As the Bozeman area continues to grow, several longtime businesses have slowly disappeared.

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Some businesses in the Gallatin Valley have been around so long that they're considered local landmarks. Sadly, modern development throughout the area has resulted in many local favorites closing and becoming nothing more than a memory of the past. Now, another business that first opened in 1962 has closed.

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Before we tell you what restaurant it is, here are a few popular businesses that have closed over the years that longtime Bozeman residents will remember.

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Popular Belgrade Restaurant Closes Permanently

Bair's Broadway Diner, located inside of the Flying J Truckstop in Belgrade has closed permanently, according to a sign posted on the door of the business. Here's what the sign says.

Thank you for the many years of support. Restaurant will be permanently closed as of 11/26/2023 at 6:00 p.m. New owners of the facility will be repurposing the property.

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Bairs has a long history in the Gallatin Valley. Bair's Truck Stop first opened in Bozeman in 1962 and remained open until 1978. The original truck stop was located on N. 7th Ave. in Bozeman where UHaul is today. Bair's relocated to Belgrade following the completion of Interstate 90. Here's a picture provided by the Gallatin History Museum. The exact date of the postcard is unknown.

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Since the restaurant was located inside a truck stop, it was a place where truck drivers could get a warm meal after spending long hours on the road. Prior to 2020, the restaurant was the only place in the Gallatin Valley where you could get a meal 24 hours a day. Bair's has been around for over 60 years, and we're sad to see it gone forever.

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