New restaurant and casino coming to Missoula’s North Reserve St.

Missoula City Council approved zoning changes for a new restaurant and casino

The Missoula City Council approved a zoning change and a conditional use permit to allow Johnson Restaurant Group, Inc., to have an all beverage license and gaming.

The restaurant group is looking at bringing an Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom franchise to North Reserve Street, at the former Johnny Carino’s location.

Company president Jon Johnson sees this as a great opportunity for Missoula.

“Our company, in general, is very community minded,” said Johnson.

Johnson wants to keep work on the project as local as possible.

“From the real estate agent to the architect on down to a local contractor who can hopefully build this for us,” said Johnson.

Johnson hopes they can begin construction on the restaurant and casino in March, with the goal of being finished by the middle of summer.

This will be the third Old Chicago Pizza in Montana.

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