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The Historic Merc
Redevelopment Project

One hundred and thirty-seven years after the first stone was laid, the historic Missoula Mercantile building's redevelopment begins anew. Building on years of efforts by private and public entities, a new vibrant community, a center of commerce and a place of gathering is just around the corner. 110 North Higgins was built in stages begining in 1877 through around 1891 and from the start was the economic and social heart of an emergent Missoula - and beyond. Today, Missoula's downtown has once again become center of the City and The Merc with a walk score of 91 is at the heart of it all.


110 North Higgins features two main floors, a usable basement and a roof-top penthouse. The building was most recently home to Macy's department store. After Macy's closed the building was gutted, remediated and then mothballed. It is now ready to reclaim its place as the linchpin of Missoula.


We look forward to creating a dynamic hub of modern commerce honoring the legacy of The Historic Mercantile while embracing the future. Please join us. Sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast of the development progress.

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Heart of Downtown Missoula. MT


  • Retail & Shopping
  • Restaurants & Dining
  • Breweries & Wine Tasting
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business & Commerce
110 North Higgins features two main floors, a usable basement and a roof-top penthouse comprising approximately 74,000 square feet of usable space. The development plans are in progress and will feature a wide range of uses designed to create community and foster successful businesses. learn more
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The Historic Merc

Photos from 1890 to 1946 Courtesy of Archives & Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana Missoula