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Jennifer Gonzalez covers construction, real estate and development news. Contact her at [email protected] or 208.639.3515.

First-time homebuyers feel the pinch (access required)

First-time homebuyers are feeling the pinch as they try to enter a competitive housing market. According to data from the National Association of Realtors, first-time buyers accounted for 26 percent of home purchases in January 2014, down from 27 percent ...

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Project Update: Robertson Supply (access required)

A new warehouse is being constructed at Robertson Supply in Nampa. Located at 318 Sixth St. N., Robertson Supply is a plumbing and industrial supplier. Construction of an 18,000-square-foot concrete tilt-up warehouse building continues. According to HC Company, backfill footings, ...

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United Heritage to expand Meridian presence, build new office space (access required)

United Heritage Insurance will build a new solar-powered building in Meridian. The 20,000-square-foot building will be built next to the company’s 43,000-square-foot company headquarters in Meridian’s Central Valley Corporate Park near the Meridian exit off Interstate 84.  The two-story building ...

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Boise Fry Company and Guru Donuts to move into downtown Boise building

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 ...

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Lush to open in Village at Meridian (access required)

Lush, a Canadian-based cosmetics retailer is opening its first Idaho store in The Village at Meridian. The company, which originated in England, but whose North American headquarters are now in Vancouver, B.C., will open a 1,008-square-foot store in mid-June. Lush ...

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Olive oil store and tap room to open in downtown Boise

An olive oil and vinegar tasting room and retail store will open in downtown Boise. Olivin, a combination of the words olive oil and vinegar, is slated to open in early June at 218 N. Ninth St. Owner Joyce Renoff ...

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Volkswagen dealership nearing completion in Idaho Falls (access required)

Construction of a new Volkswagen franchise in Idaho Falls is wrapping up. Teton Volkswagen will move from its temporary location on Outlet Boulevard to a 13,500-square-foot building in June. The dealership, at 2220 Sunnyside Road,  will include two delivery showrooms, ...

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Project Update: PreFunk Beer Bar Nampa (access required)

Demolition and renovation have started at the new home of Nampa’s PreFunk Beer Bar. Owner Justin Flynn and his brother Jordan are gutting 1,285 square feet in the former Simple Sushi restaurant at 1214 1st St. S. in Nampa. They ...

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McCall Field Campus redevelopment could take two decades (access required)

An ambitious redevelopment plan for the University of Idaho’s McCall Field Campus could take years to complete at a cost of $40 million. Located in Ponderosa State Park on Payette Lake in McCall, the 14-acre parcel is home to the ...

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