Photo by Milo Dailey, Butte County Post Staff

Belle Fourche Development Corporation director Hollie Stalder make the cut on a Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce ribbon to officially open the new Fifth & Grant Plaza that includes the BFDC and NeighborWorks offices, a conference and seminar room, and rental office and retail spaces.

At the mixer before the ribbon cutting, Jack Wells told the history of the building that had long been a car dealership, and during the prohibition, even a distribution center for illegal alcohol. It was also once home to Wells Plumbing, which later moved and is currently out of the business district on Fifth Avenue.

Stalder said finish work is still continuing on the building, but that the ribbon cutting offered a last look at the longtime brick exterior before it is covered with a more energy-efficient exterior.