First new building going up at Helena’s Capital Hill Mall site

HELENA — It’s been more than three years since the last store in Helena’s Capital Hill Mall closed its doors, and nearly two years since the former mall building was demolished. Now, the first new construction at the site is getting underway.

Contractors are currently putting up the frame for a new building south of Prospect Avenue that will eventually become a Starbucks. CenterPointe Development Group, an Arizona company, purchased about three-quarters of an acre for the store, starting construction last month.