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Boise, Meridian to get more Sonics in February (access required)

Sonic, the Oklahoma-based hamburger chain that came to Idaho two years ago and fields two drive-ins in the Boise area, is set to expand its presence in the Valley through multiple franchisees.Two more Sonic drive-ins are to be added next ...

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Kmart's east Boise closing was expected (access required)

Kmart’s planned closure of its east Boise store in the Southshore Shopping Center was no surprise to the center’s owners, who said the store’s demise might turn out to be a good thing for the decade-old mini-mall. Kmart announced last ...

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White Cloud Mountain Coffee reports improved sales, income (access required)

Garden City-based coffee roaster White Cloud Mountain Coffee appears headed back into the black as founder and CEO Jerome Eberharter steers the company in new directions. White Cloud, launched in 1986, saw $1.7 million in sales for a net income ...

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CTA Architects' Boise office earns 'Firm of the Year' award (access required)

Dave Turner likes to think of CTA Architects Engineers as Boise’s best-kept secret. Turner is one of CTA’s principals and director of the firm’s downtown Boise office, which employs more than 30 architects and engineers in a 10,000-square-foot space on ...

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There's no 'soft patch' in pizza, independent operators say (access required)

Independent pizza operators may face advertising and buying challenges that make it tough to compete with national chains, but say making a good product goes a long way to beating the big guys. In the Treasure Valley, more than 30 ...

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Cable One to build in Nampa, Boise (access required)

Cable One Inc. plans to build a new West Valley Systems building on Karcher Road in Nampa and an office building on Westpark Street in west Boise, to which it will relocate its advertising office from downtown Boise. Michelle Cameron, ...

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Krispy Kreme shop still planned at Fairview, Eagle (access required)

Idaho’s first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop, which had been slated to open this month, has been delayed but still is expected to debut this year at the southwest corner of Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road in Meridian. Thomas Wright, president ...

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McDonald's closes downtown Boise eatery (access required)

Two years after bringing the Big Mac to downtown Boise, McDonald’s has closed its ‘urban’ eatery in Capitol Terrace on Main Street, near Capitol Boulevard. Treasure Valley McDonald’s franchisee Darmody Enterprises Inc. closed the walk-in restaurant Dec. 30, citing poor ...

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Parks facility slated for north Boise (access required)

The Boise City Parks & Recreation Department plans to build an educational facility in north Boise designed to provide instruction about the environment and fire prevention. According to plans filed with the City of Boise, Parks & Rec. seeks a ...

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Vet clinic slated for Overland, Maple Grove (access required)

Plans have been submitted to the City of Boise for a veterinary clinic near Overland and Maple Grove roads. Small animal veterinarian Linda Donerkiel is seeking a conditional use permit to construct the clinic, identified in a Boise Planning & ...

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