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Author Archives: Steve Sinovic

New Shore Lodge, Whitetail GM looks to continue hospitable legacy (access required)

McCALL – From the shores of Lake Tahoe to the shores of Payette Lake, Tom Garcia has sort of come full circle in his hospitality career. Growing up in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe, Garcia said he quickly understood the ...

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A PIVOT-al new approach to health, wellness (access required)

The owners of PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA promise a community-focused business for members when the company opens a new facility next year at Barber Station. Construction crews were busy getting to work Oct. 15 at the site while ...

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Construction begins on Downtown Boise mixed-use project

The Opus Group has begun construction on a new eight-story, mixed-use development in Downtown Boise for co-developers River Caddis and Standard Capital. The nearly 300,000-square-foot building, to be completed by summer 2021, will bring 173 new residential units to the ...

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Forecast: Idaho housing price appreciation will lead the nation

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A new forecast of real estate markets around the nation predicts three Idaho cities will continue to see some of the biggest increases in values over the next year, with appreciation rates north of 8%. The deciding factor in the ...

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Lamb Weston eyes South America sales with new potato partnership (access required)

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EAGLE – Idaho-based Lamb Weston Holdings is looking to expand sales of frozen potato products in South America through a joint venture with a company in Argentina. According to an Oct. 15 news release, Lamb Weston has joined forces with holding ...

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Trader Joe’s opens new Meridian store

MERIDIAN – After years of longing by folks tired of having to drag dark chocolate, orange chicken, chili lime chicken burgers, and bottles of Two-Buck Chuck from Downtown Boise, Trader Joe’s has finally landed in Meridian. Over 100 people on ...

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Furniture chain with stores in Treasure Valley sold to Chinese company

Mor Furniture for Less, a San Diego-based retailer with outlets in Boise and Nampa, has reached a $68.4 million deal to sell the 36-store chain to Healthcare Co. Ltd. Despite its name, the Rugao, China-based purchaser is a global home ...

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Now open: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Twin Falls (access required)

TWIN FALLS – Boise-based Pennbridge Capital and Lodging has opened this city’s first extended stay hotel, TownePlace Suites. The new four-story, 108-room hotel located at 175 Pole Line Road will operate as a Marriott-branded franchise, according to a news release. ...

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TOK inks lease agreement for The Knolls

IDAHO FALLS – Ball Ventures ceremonially broke ground recently on its new headquarters at Snake River Landing. With plans to take over one-third of the office footprint, the landlord will still have plenty of room to share. Enter Thornton Oliver ...

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WinCo Watch: Grocer on move to Missoula (access required)

As Trader Joe’s readies to drop anchor at its second Idaho store in Meridian, Boise’s homegrown discount grocer is thinking big – as in Big Sky Country. And what better than an empty Shopko to launch a new business. Media ...

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