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

Roundup 12-14-12 (access required)

Jack in the Box leased 30,000 square feet of land on the northwest corner of Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road in Boise with plans to build a restaurant. Construction is expected to begin in January and open June 1. ...

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Design Review, neighbors approve downtown retail project (access required)

The Boise Design Review Committee Dec. 12 approved plans for a downtown block of Boise that could turn from an undeveloped parking lot into four single-story retail buildings. The 300 South Capitol Boulevard project would include a larger 13,200-square-foot building ...

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Project Update: Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac (access required)

The new dealership and service shop for Peterson Chevrolet Buick Cadillac is scheduled to open in March. The 52,000-square-foot building replaces three buildings of the current dealership, which should be more convenient for customers and employees, said general manager Rod West. ...

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Builders facing a squeeze as drywall prices rise (access required)

Prices on drywall are set to jump sharply on Jan. 1 for the second straight year, and Idaho builders say the costs will likely be passed down to buyers and renters. American Gypsum notified customers in August that it will ...

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Dunham joins Risch Pisca

Mark Dunham, the former executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Idaho, is joining Risch Pisca, a Boise law and lobbying firm, as a legislative consultant. Dunham left his post with the AGC after suffering a stroke in January. ...

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Noodles & Company headed to Meridian, then Boise (access required)

Noodles & Company, a fast-casual noodles and pasta restaurant, will open Dec. 17 on Eagle Road, becoming the latest brand to break into Idaho through The Village at Meridian. The national restaurant chain will open two locations in Boise in ...

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The Pursuit church opening in former Boise Ridley’s (access required)

The Pursuit, a non-affiliated Christian church, is planning to open a second Boise location in a former grocery store on Bogus Basin Road. Lead pastor Paul Hatfield hopes the new location will be open by Easter Sunday in late March. ...

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Stinker Stores’ Charley Jones buys out partner (access required)

Charley Jones is now the sole owner of the 65 Stinker Stores in Idaho. Jones bought out his partner, Shawn Davis, on Dec. 5 for an undisclosed amount. The two purchased the gas station and convenience store company in 2002 ...

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Project update: Napa Auto Parts (access required)

Workers have poured foundations and walls on a 10,000-square-foot Napa Auto Parts store on Fairview Avenue west of Five Mile Road in Boise. The freestanding building will have split-face block on all sides and a steel façade over the store ...

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Speakers at tax conference take aim at personal property tax (access required)

Idaho’s tax revenue projections are dropping, but state leaders still hope to repeal the personal property tax on business equipment. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference on Dec. 5 that he’s lowering projections for ...

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