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Camera retailer to close one store, open another (access required)

Idaho Camera plans to close its Overland Road store in Boise but next month to open a new store in Nampa at the southeast corner of 12th Avenue Road and Greenhurst Avenue.The store will be the first in Canyon County ...

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Office supply stores weather economic storm (access required)

While technology continues to change the office supply business, retailers say customers won’t stop buying standard items like paper and pencils anytime soon.“People are buying more paper than ever,” said Bea Black, owner of Bea’s Business Products & Gifts in ...

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Universities team up for downtown development (access required)

A mixed retail and residential development with classrooms comprising six buildings is planned on Broadway Avenue between Myrtle and Front streets on a 5.8-acre parcel partially owned by the University of Idaho Foundation.To be called the Idaho Place, the multi-phase, ...

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New York-themed restaurant to open in Boise (access required)

Cobblestone floors, high-back leather chairs, dueling pianists. That’s some of what’s planned at the Manhattan Grill, slated to open in June at the Adelmann Building in downtown Boise. Originally scheduled to open in January, the Manhattan is a cherished dream ...

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Boise officials give status report on downtown (access required)

“Downtown Boise is not dead!”Keven Burnett, executive director of the Downtown Boise Association, uttered that statement to a room of more than 200 at the Grove Hotel during the DBA’s “State of the Heart” address, a status report on downtown.Mayor ...

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Grocery store scheduled to open in November (access required)

Construction of a 164,000-square-foot Fred Meyer store at Orchard Street and Franklin Road, Boise, should begin soon, according to a spokesperson for the Portland-based grocer and retailer. Opening is scheduled by Thanksgiving.Site preparation, which included the relocation of an irrigation ...

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Two new McDonald's restaurants to open in area (access required)

Idaho McDonald’s franchisees Dick and Sally Darmody continue to capitalize on the Treasure Valley’s taste for Big Macs by building two new restaurants in Nampa and Boise.The Nampa McDonald’s, a 3,500-square-foot eatery under construction at Garrity and Flamingo roads, will ...

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Seafood restaurant relocates to busier area (access required)

Red Lobster plans to close its Capitol Boulevard restaurant and reopen it in Boise Towne Plaza on Milwaukee Street in October.The Orlando, Fla.-based shrimp and lobster chain has purchased a pad site near Circuit City to build a 7,100 square ...

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Women's apparel retailer's net falls $5.2 million (access required)

SANDPOINT – Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. reported a $5.2 million drop in net income during fiscal fourth quarter 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, and a $500,000 decline in total net income for the year – ...

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Sign firm expands presence in Idaho (access required)

Idaho Electric Signs has expanded its Idaho presence by purchasing a sign company in Twin Falls and leasing a larger facility there.The Boise-based company bought Magic Valley Signs on April 2 from owner and operator Floyd Drown, who will remain ...

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