Missoula

In early January NBC Montana told you about a major appliance dealer from Washington that planned to set up shop in Missoula.

Now Fred's Appliance has officially moved to Missoula and will be opening its doors for business Monday April 15.

Monday afternoon NBC Montana met with Fred's Appliance store manager Doug Standley who tells us he's very excited for the grand opening and to see Fred's settle into the Missoula valley. 

Standley tells us this will be the first Fred's Appliance in Montana.  He says they've hired 14 employees so far

When Pete Vann left his father's Missoula dairy farm, he didn't know he was destined to run a consumer electronics legacy that would one day span seven of Montana's eight major markets plus the Internet. But in Montana where there's a heck of a lot more elbow room than there are elbows, nobody does anything small. Even Pete's great grandfather had a way of walking into opportunities, like the time in 1883 when he rescued the western artist Charlie Russell from a snow blizzard and was called Montana's last great cowboy for it. Decades later in 1961, the current Pete Vann bought a small

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