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5-year old Boise bistro scheduled to close (access required)

Doughty’s Bistro, a casual fine-dining restaurant at Eighth and Idaho streets, is scheduled to close Dec. 31 after more than five years in downtown Boise. Proprietor and chef Joyce Doughty and her husband, Roger, signed an agreement earlier this month ...

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Boise steakhouse plans move (access required)

Longtime Boise restaurant Lock Stock & Barrel will close at Emerald and Orchard streets on New Year’s Eve and reopen in March in the former Tuscany Italian restaurant space at 11th and Jefferson streets in downtown Boise. Mike Fitzgerald, owner ...

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Lithia Motors' earnings rise 2.7% in third quarter (access required)

Lithia Motors Inc. reported a 2.7 percent increase in net earnings during the third quarter, and a 6.4 percent jump in revenues from a year earlier. The Medford, Ore.-based company saw net earnings rise to $7.7 million, or 56 cents ...

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Garden City-based Butt Furr gets right to use Olympics logo (access required)

Butt Furr, a Garden City-based supplier of bold-colored and animal-patterned clothing and accessory items, has signed a product licensing agreement with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The agreement, finalized in ...

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Winery planned in Eagle next summer (access required)

An Eagle couple plans to start building a winery next spring on 22 acres on Idaho 16 in Eagle, a quarter mile north of Beacon Light Road. Eagle residents Mike and Joy Kauffman are the owners and builders of the ...

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New Thai restaurant to open on Idaho Street (access required)

Thai cuisine is coming back downtown Boise. A former Seattle woman has purchased the former Desert Sage in the Union Block Building in downtown Boise and planned to open a Thai restaurant there late last week. New owner Amornwan “Piky” ...

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Bedrock Cafe planned in ex-Denny's location (access required)

You won’t find Fred Flintstone there, but you will have to walk through a cave to enter Bedrock Café, a new Boise restaurant slated to open late this month at 23rd and Main streets. Restaurant owner and head cook Adam ...

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Boise nightspots draw 'social' party people (access required)

It may be the dark side of a down cycle in the business world, but after hours some Boiseans still find reason, and resources, to kick back and party. However, business already was down, before Sept. 11, for many establishments. ...

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Best Buy, T.J. Maxx head for Franklin (access required)

Best Buy, a provider of home electronics merchandise, and discount retailer T.J. Maxx have co-leased the former Home Base store in the Franklin Towne Plaza on Franklin Road near Milwaukee Street in Boise, and plan openings next year. Eden Prairie, ...

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