Cheerleaders Sports Bar & Grill is opening a new restaurant across from Boise State University.
Renovations of a former daycare building at 815 Ann Morrison Drive started in June and are scheduled to finish in September. The 7,200-square-foot-restaurant will have seating for up to 400 people, including an outdoor enclosed patio now under construction.
Interior plans call for a large football-shaped bar, a video wall, big screen televisions, bar-top seating and pool tables. Another dining area specifically geared to people 21 years and younger is also being designed into the space.
A parking lot next to the restaurant has 67 spaces, but Cheerleaders owner Rob Godsill said he expects heavy foot traffic from the university, nearby student housing and apartments and a hotel.
“Part of the reason we wanted to be near the university was because it is such a pedestrian-friendly area,” Godsill said.
Renovation to the building will cost around $700,000. Godsill is working to obtain a liquor license, in addition to beer and wine.
Godsill’s own company, Sunrise Fine Homes, is the general contractor. Jeremiah Tolbert is the architect.
This will be the second Cheerleaders location in the Treasure Valley. Godsill also operates the restaurant by the same name on Eagle Road.