Montana transplant Thaine Fischer has love for Ogden's historic architecture / by Thaine Fischer


The Montana native turned diehard Ogden loyalist is in the midst of a $14 million overhaul of the 57,000-square-foot garage immediately east of The Bigelow Hotel.

The Montana native turned diehard Ogden loyalist purchased the building — vacant for more than a decade — and renamed it “The Monarch.” His plan for the structure involves a complete renovation, including new space for restaurants, retail and event space, exhibit and collaborative space, and design studios.

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