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Eagle Road corridor — next locus for dining? (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review Dining options along the rapidly growing Eagle Road corridor between Overland Road and State Street remain limited, but developers and leasing agents predict the 8-mile stretch will fill in with eateries within a decade. ...

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Pier 1 slates second Treasure Valley store (access required)

By Steve Martin IDAHO BUSINESS REVIEW Pier 1 Imports, a Texas-based retailer of handcrafted furniture and accessories, plans to open its second Treasure Valley store by late October in the Meridian Crossroads shopping center at Eagle Road and Fairview Avenue. ...

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Hooters delayed; new site sought (access required)

IBR Staff Report Construction of Idaho’s first Hooters restaurant has been delayed, but the chain’s Idaho developer said the eatery is expected to open before the end of the year – at a different but undisclosed site. Travis Maxwell, director ...

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Will you miss the Boise River Festival this year? (access required)

I usually go to the mountains to avoid the crowds on that weekend. The impact is probably huge to some vendors, hotels and restaurants, but minimal to the majority of businesses. I think the efforts put into the festival could ...

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What advice would you give to job-seekers? (access required)

seekers should use a variety of sources to find jobs, including newspapers, Internet (including company websites), networking, and Job Service. Job Service has a variety of resources for job seekers, including job search workshops and help with resume writing. Networking ...

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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATE (access required)

Ahavath Beth Israel CM COMPANY, INC. Location Latah and Alpine streets in Boise. The project consists of the relocation of the existing synagogue and the building of a new CMU community hall. Owner Ahavath Beth Israel Architect Cole and Associates ...

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St. Alphonsus to start third hospital tower in September (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center plans to begin construction this fall of its long-planned third hospital tower at its campus on Curtis Road, near Interstate 184. Work on the nine-story, 400,000-square-foot building probably will ...

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Business Calendar (access required)

TUESDAY, APRIL 20 Boise 3 ONE Leads Group International, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Johnny Carino’s, 3551 E. Fairview, Meridian. Information: 442-7777. Meridian Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Valley Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, corner of Main and Pine streets. Speaker: Roger ...

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How do you feel about the new state ban on smoking in restaurants? (access required)

Although I support a person’s right to smoke, it is not a singular activity – it impacts others. As such, it is reasonable to regulate where people light up. Most businesses have already taken some steps to control smoking, so ...

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Idaho AGC named Chapter of Year (access required)

By Steve Martin Idaho Business Review Strong membership growth and innovative programs helped the Idaho Associated General Contractors earn 2003 AGC Chapter of the Year distinction at the national group’s annual convention in early March. Michael Gifford, Idaho AGC executive ...

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