As a chubby guy I'm always excited to learn about new restaurants!

The new Mercantile hotel - where the Mercantile building was -  is being built on the corner of Higgins & Front Street and will include 175 rooms.  It'll also include some new food, drink and shopping options for Missoula.

They announced the new hotel will be home to Teton Thai and a Mexican restaurant named The Camino as well as a cocktail bar, some fashion boutiques and more.

The plan is to have the new hotel open in late January.