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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Homedale bowling alley/restaurant looks to expand after last year’s snow damage (access required)

The Owyhee Lanes in Homedale are now officially known just as The Bowling Alley. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Having fixed broken roof trusses after the heavy January snows of last winter, now the owners of Owyhee Lanes bowling alley in Homedale are expanding the banquet space at their business. “That would give us double the room we have ...

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With stadium proposal, the clock is ticking

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What gets lost in the proposed downtown Boise stadium chatter is that professional soccer is the driver for the entire project. It’s a stadium first, surrounded by offices, commercial space and apartments. Stadium opponents want the city to take more ...

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Boise’s meter parking changes start in February


Downtown Boise visitors will likely have to start feeding parking meters on Saturdays and until 8 p.m. on weeknights starting Feb. 1. Mayor David Bieter split a tied City Council vote Dec. 12 on parking meter rate and penalty increases. ...

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Idaho metros can’t keep up with other cities in construction job growth (access required)

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, September 15, 2017, Photo Patrick Sweeney

The 2017 malaise of construction job growth in Idaho’s largest cities lingered into October. Selected metropolitan areas in Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado and Wyoming all saw higher job growth rates than Coeur d’Alene, Idaho’s highest ranked metro. Coeur d’Alene came ...

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Twin towers would span Broad Street (access required)

Scot Ludwig proposes building two towers linked with a garage crossing over Broad Street. Image courtesy of Hummel Architects.

Boise City Council member Scot Ludwig plans to put an exclamation point on recent Broad Street improvements with linked 11- and nine-story towers that would span the road. The city has in recent months added pedestrian-friendly, event-friendly and environmentally friendly ...

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