Kristi Gee admits to being “a little worried” when she awakened on Sept. 21, the morning of this year’s Belgrade Fall Festival. Her first thought was a flashback to two years ago, when snow was on the ground on Festival day.

After operating Cosmic Pizza in Bozeman for the past 17 years, owner Ken Burger is preparing to offer his out-of-this-world fare at a new, larger location on West Main Street in Belgrade.

Construction is booming in Belgrade, a fact made evident not just by the amount of activity happening around town but also by the number of building permit applications received by the city so far this year.

“A cool little hotel for downtown Belgrade” is scheduled to open Sept. 1 at 33 W. Main, according to the agent who brokered the acquisition of the historic building that will become a new “microhotel.”