Welcome to our blog, where we will periodically share our inspiring stories and upcoming events.
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Like our patio? Here are the links to folks who made it happen!
Many people are curious about our vendors and service providers for the new patio, so here’s a quick list: Awnings: Koolaroo Sunshades—available on Amazon in many sizes Straps: Custom Canvas in 4 corners 586-1812 Poles: Custom II in Bozeman 586-2590 Mike at MVP Concrete, Bozeman 580-9668 Mike Long built the planters and gates (flyers out front [...]
DECK OUT THE SOLA HIDEOUT CONTEST!
Posted April 6th, 2013 under events
Submit ideas for decorating and making the kids hideout at Sola the perfect little hideout/play area: The rules: no plastic toys, no small choking hazards use as much recycled materials (reused) items as possible. try to encourage exploration, cooperation, and perhaps a little learning… make it appropriate for ages 18 months-7years everything needs a place [...]
Steve Johnson – wood burning Artist April & May
Posted April 6th, 2013 under Artists
Steve Johnson was given the gift of breath after a near-fatal heart attack four years ago. After the incident, Steve picked up his woodburning kit and has not stopped creating amazing works ever since. The results of this are on view at Sola Cafe in April and May in the mezzanine and main cafe entry [...]
Yellowstone Watercolors by Marsha Karle to benefit the Greater Yellowstone Coalition
WONDERLAND LIGHT at Sola Yellowstone Watercolors by Marsha Karle to benefit the Greater Yellowstone Coalition Sola Café is featuring Montana artist Marsha Karle’s watercolor paintings during the months of April and May 2013. The show features more than 50 of Karle’s original paintings and drawings of Yellowstone wildlife, wildflowers, landscapes, and geyser basins. Thirty percent [...]
Amanda Wilner paintings in the big dining room through March!
Posted March 7th, 2013 under Artists
Amanda Wilner with paintings of iconic images of Bozeman’s agricultural/ industrial/ historical landscape and The theme for Amanda’s show at sola cafe is “flight -out of the ashes”. Trained as an architect and a sculptor, Wilner explores iconic images in Bozeman’s agricultural/ industrial/ historical landscape, rendering the animals, architecture and places of our town with sensitivity and color. ”‘I’ve found that whether [...]
Lissa Barber, Cuban Photographs on display through March!
Sola Presta is now open!
Posted February 3rd, 2013 under events
SOLA PRESTA IS NOW OPEN!
We are so grateful…
A warm and hearty thanks to all of the wonderful folks who have helped Sola recover from the September 14th “little” fire that made such a destructively BIG mess! To Cathy and Christina who saved the building when they saw the smoke and called 911 who then called in the Bozeman, Sourdough, and Mount [...]
Posted December 16th, 2012 under Gift Cards
Just a few weeks now…
Posted December 7th, 2012 under events
Hi friends, Sorry it has been a bit quiet on our end. We have made significant headway. The fire damage to the structure has been repaired, the electrical lines have been replaced and we are well on the way to putting insulation and drywall and plumbing back in place. Our contractors tell us to expect [...]
Fire recovery update: November 6th
Posted November 1st, 2012 under events
Hi Sola friends! Here is our latest rebuilding update. It seems we’re still in 1 step forward 3 steps back mode, which is quite frustrating: More smoke damage was found in the big dining room ceiling and in the bakery necessitating a lot more drywall removal and cleanup. This is delaying us significantly, and will [...]
Fire update October 6
Posted October 5th, 2012 under events
I am sorry to report things have been moving very slow on the insurance end of things. We just had our investigation and they FINALLY removed the suspicious device that caught fire. Now we begin demolition and the roof work and then rebuilding the areas affected. It will be a minimum of 4-5 weeks. (That [...]
Week 1 Sola fire recovery update
Posted September 20th, 2012 under events
Dear Sola friends, Here is our week 1 Sola fire recovery update: 1. Structural damage to our girders and roof trusses was significant. Engineering is happening right now to determine best way to repair without removing parts of the roof. 2. Insurance wants their own investigators to determine cause and origin in the solar hot [...]
The little fire made a big mess!
Posted September 14th, 2012 under events
Turns out the fire was started by our solar water heater electrical panel. Thank goodness nobody was hurt. We have been hard at work cleaning, but there are some structural issues and other things to deal with to be open again. Stay tuned here, and we will post updates as we know them. Thank you [...]
Fire at Sola, everyone is OK..hopefully open on Saturday..
Posted September 14th, 2012 under events
We had a small fire at Sola and we are not open today. The fire department is still in the building and we will get in later to clean up, hopefully open again tomorrow am. Thankfully nobody was hurt and it was caught very early. A huge thank you to the Bozeman and all the [...]