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

Costco planning $2 million Boise car wash (access required)

Costco Wholesale Corp. will have another perk for members early next year, as the retailer will open a car wash at its southwest Boise location. Construction should start after the end of this year’s holiday shopping season, with the automated ...

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Project Update: Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village (access required)

Two buildings, with construction costs of $22 million, continue at Touchmark at Meadow Lake Village in Meridian. Roof work is underway on the south wing of the three-story, 106,938-square-foot Targhee Lodge. Once finished, the building will have 68 independent living ...

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Downtown Boise Association looking to adjust, raise fees (access required)

The Downtown Boise Association is set to revamp how it collects building assessment fees by billing property owners instead of tenants and adding cost-of-living increases to  fees. It’s also seeking to increase fees on properties on the edge of downtown, ...

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Bloomberg, Scott contributed to school reform group (access required)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Albertson’s heir Joe Scott were the two largest donors to a political group supporting Idaho’s education reform ballot propositions. Scott and Bloomberg gave a combined $450,000 to Education Voters for Idaho, a nonprofit ...

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Boise’s Rambo Jewelers closing (access required)

Longtime Boise jeweler Steve Rambo said he’s giving up his commute and closing his downtown Boise store. “I’m ready to retire,” Rambo said. “I’ve been coming down to these two blocks for 47 years.” Steve Rambo Fine Jewelry will close ...

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Boise’s Brick Oven Bistro closing (access required)

Boise’s Brick Oven Bistro is closing. Its owners say they’re retiring from the restaurant business, and it’s time for their customers to fend for themselves. Jeff and Stephanie Telesco’s announced the closing of their restaurant on Facebook. “You kids are ...

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Governor’s group recommends state-based health exchange

A working group put together by Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter recommended Oct. 26 that the state create its own health insurance exchange, rather than let the federal government run the system in which individuals and small businesses compare and ...

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Project Update: Saint Alphonsus Meridian Sleep Center

Saint Alphonsus Health System should occupy its new sleep disorders clinic in Meridian in early 2013. The 2,256-square-foot facility is located on the second floor of a building in the hospital network’s Meridian Health Plaza. When completed, the sleep lab ...

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Armory deal moves forward (access required)

The long-vacant armory in east Boise can now be a place of business, the latest step in a plan by the city that could lead to repairs and tenants for the Depression-era building. The Boise City Council on Oct. 23 ...

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D&B Supply planning first Boise store (access required)

Farm and ranch retailer D&B Supply, headquartered in Caldwell since 1959, will open its first Boise location early next year. The country lifestyle store is about to start remodeling a vacant former grocery store in the Overland Park Shopping Center ...

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