An olive oil and vinegar tasting room and retail store will open in downtown Boise.
Olivin, a combination of the words olive oil and vinegar, is slated to open in early June at 218 N. Ninth St. Owner Joyce Renoff said the store will include a tap room, where different premium olive oils and specialty vinegar can be sampled. Olive oils and products are supplied by California-based Veronica Foods, which exports its olives from Europe, Africa, South America, the Middle East, South America and Australia. Renoff said each store is individually owned and operated, and she plans to hire at least one to two people.
Tenant improvements to the 1,069-square-foot space are ongoing. EKC is the general contractor and Cole Architects is the architect. Project costs are expected to be around $30,000.
Renoff recently moved to Boise from Maryland, where she ran a similar store after working in the real estate profession for 40 years. She said she wanted her Boise store to be downtown, with high visibility and foot traffic.
“The moment I saw this place and that it was available, I jumped on it,” Renoff said.