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Construction on former Macy’s starts soon (access required)

Construction to turn downtown Boise’s vacant former Macy’s department store into shop space and 64 workforce apartments is expected to start next month. CSDI Construction Inc. is taking bids June 21 for all trades. President Robert Feldmann said he aims ...

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Health insurance agents deal with reform-driven commission cuts (access required)

Health insurance agents selling plans to individuals have had a year and a half to adjust to the latest hit to their incomes, a commission cut driven by federal health care reform. Making a living selling individual health plans always ...

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Banks based in Idaho show improvement (access required)

Idaho-based commercial banks and savings institutions improved most of their key performance indicators in the first quarter from a year earlier, the state Department of Finance said in a new report. The Idaho banks are booking more loan recoveries, helped ...

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Project Update: Idaho Central Credit Union (access required)

Idaho Central Credit Union plans to open a 4,200-square-foot branch building July 23 at 4821 Cleveland Blvd. in Caldwell, spokesman Michael Watson said. It will be ICCU’s 19th branch in the state and first in Caldwell. “We have around 3,700 ...

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Meadow Lake Village expansion includes memory care building

Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village on June 7 announced it is starting to construct a three-story, 106,938-square-foot building with 68 independent-living units and a one-story, 30,165-square-foot memory care building with 48 units. The projects will cost $22.1 million combined. The ...

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Associated Taxpayers of Idaho’s Nelson to retire (access required)

Associated Taxpayers of Idaho President Randy Nelson plans to retire this summer. He’s aiming for the end of July but will stay longer if needed as the ATI board brings in a replacement, he said. First, he must finish the ...

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Former DoubleTree Club Hotel sold (access required)

Park Center Hotel in Boise has closed. An employee said a new owner will remodel it into a Holiday Inn Express. The six-story, 158-room property  at 475 W. Parkcenter Blvd. operated as DoubleTree Club Hotel by Hilton until May 1. Hotel ...

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Construction of east Boise senior community nears (access required)

A 12.6-acre senior living community planned on East Warm Springs Avenue in east Boise is on track for construction to start in a few months. More than half of the residences planned in The Terraces of Boise are reserved by ...

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Macaroni Grill franchisee aims to get out of Boise lease (access required)

A franchisee of Romano’s Macaroni Grill is trying to get out of its building lease at 980 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise. The restaurant closed in February. Waterloo Restaurant Ventures Inc. filed for a Chapter 11 reorganizational bankruptcy in early ...

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Commercial assessments dip slightly in Ada; Canyon farmland sees boost (access required)

Assessed values for commercial property are still dropping, but the drop has slowed from the steep declines seen in previous years. The values fell by just over 1 percent in Ada County from 2011 to 2012. “We’re starting to see ...

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