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Cost Cutter Carpet to debut in Nampa (access required)

A longtime father and son retail carpeting business in Nampa has branched out to field a store called Cost Cutter Carpet, opening in Nampa early next month. Jim and Jeff Lake have leased a 5,000 square foot, single-story building on ...

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Women's apparel retailer lays off 160 workers (access required)

SANDPOINT – Women’s apparel retailer Coldwater Creek Inc. blames the national economic slowdown for a drop in full-price catalog sales that precipitated 160 layoffs recently.“The overall slowdown in the U.S. economy is having a noticeable effect on consumer confidence,” spokesman ...

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Pizzeria chain to open eighth restaurant in Idaho (access required)

Smoky Mountain Pizza & Pasta plans to open its eighth Idaho restaurant later this month as the first tenant in the new Generations Plaza mini-mall on Idaho Street near Meridian Road in Meridian.The Boise-based pizza chain plans a March 26 ...

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Local sporting goods stores not slowed by economy (access required)

Treasure Valley residents tend to continue buying sporting goods even when the national economy slows, a sampling of Boise-area sporting goods retailers indicates. “It has some effect, but usually when the economy is taking a turn one way or the ...

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Mixed project planned at I-84 & Ten Mile (access required)

Boise development firm Dakota Co. is in the process of purchasing 175 acres on Ten Mile Road between Franklin Road and Interstate 84 for a mixed-use retail and commercial project, company President Larry Durkin says.Durkin said the complex is to ...

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Vintage clothing store finds large market in Japan (access required)

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.So says Eric Schrader, owner of Junkyard Jeans, a seemingly small, unassuming retail and wholesale business on Broadway and Boise avenues in Boise that Schrader has nurtured into a profitable venture.The company buys and ...

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