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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

Trader Joe’s coming to Boise in 2014

Trader Joe’s, a national grocery store, will open a downtown location in 2014. The grocer will open in a 13,200-square-foot building planned on the southeast corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street. Alison Mochizuki, director of public relations for the ...

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Boise’s Bittercreek and Red Feather will close for kitchen remodel (access required)

Downtown Boise’s Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge will close their doors for a few weeks in April so the kitchen and other parts of the restaurants typically not seen by diners can be remodeled. The two adjoining restaurants will ...

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Bronco home football will be back on ESPN (access required)

After just one home football game broadcast on popular cable sports channel ESPN in the past two years, a new deal between ESPN, Boise State University and the Mountain West Conference will ensure that at least three Bronco home games ...

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Boise visitors bureau names new leader

John Cohen will be the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau’s new executive director starting April 1. Cohen formerly led a similar tourism organization in Durango, Colo. and was also previously the director of sales for the Blue Man Group in ...

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Counties’ revised personal property tax plan includes operating property (access required)

The Idaho Association of Counties has revised its plan to remove the state’s personal property taxes for many Idaho businesses to include operating property, which would provide tax relief for utilities. The new version of the tax shift would also ...

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Project update: Holiday Inn Express (access required)

Workers are painting and installing drywall and tile at what will become a Holiday Inn Express on Parkcenter Boulevard. The former DoubleTree Club Hotel and Park Center Hotel is being rebuilt from the inside. Workers have already completed full demolition ...

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NBA’s Trail Blazers and Jazz playing preseason game in Boise (access required)

Two National Basketball Association teams will play an Oct. 11 preseason game on the minor league Idaho Stampede’s home court. The Portland Trail Blazers, the Stampede’s NBA single-affiliate team, and the Utah Jazz, which used to have a relationship with ...

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TEDZ highway funding plan hits road block

An Idaho House panel voted down a plan to use future sales tax funding to pay for new highway projects March 14. The Transportation and Economic Development Zones plan would have had projects costing more than $50 million and having ...

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A view from the top (access required)

Randy Fisher starts his work day at 5 a.m., climbing up more than a dozen 20-foot ladders to his perch near the top of the crane at the Eighth and Main building project in downtown Boise. That part of his ...

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