Boise Fry Company and Guru Donuts will move to the former Café de Paris restaurant space in downtown Boise.
Boise Fry Company’s Broadway Avenue restaurant will move to the Adelmann Building on Capitol Boulevard, which is about 4,000 square feet of combined street level and basement restaurant space, production kitchen, office space dining areas and an event room. A planned soda and beer production facility is also in the works, said Boise Fry Company Owner Blake Lingle.
Boise Fry Company will lease a portion of the building to Guru Donuts, which currently has a kitchen on Bannock Street. Lingle said the co-tenancy made sense due to the company’s similar business model and the different hours each will require the production kitchen.
“The hours of operation are different, so when the lunch crowd is coming in, Guru Donuts is wrapping up,” Lingle said.
Building and tenant improvements have started with a late summer opening planned. Ward Schwider is the architect. Arbor Finish Carpentry is the general contractor. Projects costs aren’t being disclosed.
Lingle called the move downtown bittersweet, as the Broadway restaurant was the company’s first when it opened in 2009. Boise Fry Company has several other restaurants in Boise and Meridian. The Broadway restaurant is in a strip mall that has been purchased by St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center for development. Lingle was permitted to stay until the lease expired.
“We’re excited to move downtown … it was a tough decision, but we feel there will be new growth and opportunities in that location,” Lingle said.
About 20 employees from both Boise Fry Company and Guru Donuts will work downtown when the business opens.