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Ethnic hungers feed demand for specialty grocery markets (access required)

Specialty markets can take off when they meet pent-up demand, as Dan Ansotegui found out after he opened his Basque Market in downtown Boise 2 1/2 years ago. “It’s been excellent,” said Ansotegui, who operates the Basque Market at Grove ...

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Bagel bakery slated on Broadway in Boise (access required)

Boise is to get a third bagel bakery this summer. Alisa Tueller plans to open a bagel bakery by early August in the Ram Plaza at Broadway Avenue and Park Boulevard in east Boise. The 1,600-square-foot Boise Bagel Cafe will ...

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Bekins Moving & Storage alters course, closes Boise unit (access required)

Bekins Moving & Storage Co. has closed its Boise division near downtown and abandoned plans to build a new facility on West Gowen Road. Ken Wendland, vice president of customer care for Bekins Moving & Storage, dba Bekins Northwest, said ...

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Galleries endure slack spending on 'luxuries' (access required)

Boise gallery owner Gloria Brown has weathered enough economic storms through the years to know that lean times are always followed by periods of prosperity – eventually. Brown, owner since the mid-’70s of Brown’s Gallery in downtown Boise, admitted that ...

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8th St. Marketplace redevelopment plans set for hearings (access required)

Plans for a $62.5 million redevelopment of Boise’s 8th Street Marketplace have moved forward rapidly and are in the hands of city planners, with public meetings scheduled this month. The first two of three new structures planned in the near-downtown ...

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Port of Subs plans 2nd Idaho eatery at Meridian Crossroads (access required)

Port of Subs, a Reno, Nev.-based submarine sandwich chain, plans to open its second Idaho eatery by mid-July at the Meridian Crossroads center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. Chain owner and founder John Larsen said Port of Subs will ...

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Mortgage firm plans Overland office (access required)

The first of nine office buildings for a new development planned by Dave Evans Construction on West Overland Road has been given the green light by the City of Boise. The city granted Design Review approval April 9 for the ...

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Residential mortgage company plans 1st office bldg. (access required)

A new residential mortgage company plans to build its first office building in Boise’s Century Landmark Center on Hackamore Drive, near Maple Grove Road, starting in July. The company’s parent corporation, Audroc Inc., is in the process of changing its ...

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Meridian restaurant scene includes closures, chains (access required)

If there’s one thing many Meridian restaurateurs can agree on, it’s that the city’s dining scene is in a state of flux. Meridian, with a population of nearly 40,000 according to current estimates, has about 40 restaurants, said Meridian Chamber ...

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Nampa couple to open Kat's House of Blues (access required)

Nampa may not be known as a funky town, but it’s getting the blues. A Nampa couple plans to open Kat’s House of Blues in a former carpet store on 13th Avenue South, between First and Second Street South roads, ...

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