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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.

Roundup 12.5.14 (access required)

Enphase Energy has renewed and expanded office space at Airport Center located at 3160 Elder St. in Boise.  Karena Gilbert and Patrick Shalz, SIOR of Thornton Oliver Keller facilitated the transaction. Bairds Dry Cleaners renewed a 1,257-square-foot retail space in ...

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Small Business Saturday fueled business for downtown merchants (access required)

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Small businesses in downtown Boise are finding an increasing public following, as demonstrated on Nov. 29, the nationally designated Small Business Saturday. About 143 downtown businesses allied with the Downtown Boise Association and American Express for Shop Small, the credit ...

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BBB buys office in Garden City (access required)

The new Better Business Bureau office on 50th Street in Garden City. Courtesy of Dale Dixon

After 50 years of leasing office space, the Better Business Bureau has graduated into office ownership with the Nov. 21 purchase of an office building at 125 E. 50th St. in Garden City. The BBB plans to move into its ...

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McAlvain Construction builds its reputation around concrete and foundations (access required)

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It sounds simple enough. An aircraft hangar essentially is a huge open space with four walls and a vast concrete floor. The new SkyWest Airlines maintenance center at Boise Airport will even be a pre-engineered structure. Those simple elements present ...

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Kuna history museum gets a real home (access required)

The Kuna History Center has occupied a converted trailer since 2000.

The days are drawing to a close for the Kuna History Center’s home in a 480-square-foot converted trailer on Second Street. The museum is moving up to the big times with a new home in the former Kuna Public Works ...

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Hello Dinner will open second store on The Bench (access required)

Emily Barker and Diane Hodges are bringing Hello Dinner’s prepared meals closer to their customer base. Photo courtesy of Emily Barker

Diana Hodges and Emily Barker opened their Hello Dinner one year ago on Fairview Avenue with the thought that Eagle and Meridian would be the prime territory for their prepared meal company. They saw themselves as delivering meals to people’s ...

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Boise home prices return to 2008 levels (access required)

Home Prices

Median housing prices nationwide – and in Boise – are at the highest rate since 2008, according to statistics released by RealtyTrac, a leading housing data source. Ada County’s average home price for 2014 is $209,900, a 6 percent increase ...

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