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Office Depot to shut store near Boise State Univ. (access required)

Office Depot has decided to pull the plug on its Capitol Village store, near Boise State University, less than two years after its debut. A company spokesperson said poor sales dictated closure – scheduled Dec. 20 – of the 25,000-square-foot ...

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Petco's second Boise store planned (access required)

Petco, a retailer of small animals and pet supplies, plans to open a second Boise store in May in the Family Center at Federal Way near recently opened Home Depot and Fred Meyer stores. San Diego-based Petco has reserved 11,868 ...

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BBB survey finds holiday shoppers still planning to buy (access required)

An informal survey conducted recently by the Better Business Bureau’s Boise office indicates shoppers do not plan to reduce their holiday spending significantly this year. The phone survey was conducted throughout the week of Nov. 12. Hundreds of local and ...

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Holiday hopes? — Retailers remain cautious on outlook (access required)

Did the 2001 recession steal Christmas? Forecasting the holiday shopping season is something retailers are skittish about in this troubled year. “We’re all worried, but I’m going in with good expectations,” said Mary Pat Joseph, owner of Kandor, a retailer ...

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New business park planned for Garden City (access required)

Construction is expected to start early next year on a 50,000-square-foot business park of 15 buildings on Glenwood Street north of Chinden Boulevard in Garden City. The $6 million Ashland Business Park, planned by Dave Evans Construction, Boise, is to ...

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New Fred Meyer store seen as boon to shopping area (access required)

People at businesses near the intersection of Orchard Street and Franklin Road look forward to the opening planned this week of a Fred Meyer store, whose advent promises increased traffic flow and more visibility for the location. After nearly a ...

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Barbecue Pit restaurant planned for Boise (access required)

A Nampa man has purchased a former Bosnian restaurant building on Overland Road near Cole Road and plans to open an American-themed eatery called The Barbecue Pit by Dec. 1. Greg Cracolice, president of The Barbecue Pit Ltd., bought the ...

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St. Alphonsus Medical plans Digestive Clinic (access required)

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center plans to build a single-story medical clinic in Boise on 3.4 acres at the southwest corner of West Emerald and Hartman streets. According to plans filed with the City of Boise, Saint Alphonsus seeks a ...

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Big 5 Sporting Goods plans Boise, Lewiston stores (access required)

Big 5 Sporting Goods, a retailer of outdoor and recreational merchandise, plans to open stores in Boise and Lewiston this month. Rick Gridley, operations manager and a spokesperson for Big 5, said last week that the El Segundo, Calif.-based company ...

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C-store with donuts, deli planned for Boise (access required)

Two Boise accountants and a convenience store operator are partnering on a combined donut shop, deli, a Phillips 66-branded station and a car wash at the southeast corner of Five Mile and Emerald roads. The partnership, Clicks LLC, is comprised ...

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