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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.

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

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 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)

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)

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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Boise Hotel will become Wyndham Garden Boise Airport (access required)

The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, which has had no hotel brand since summer 2012, has entered into an agreement with the Wyndham Hotel Group barely a month into the property’s new Western Hospitality ownership. The hotel will be renamed ...

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Movoto joins the Treasure Valley brokerage world (access required)

Online real estate brokerage Movoto has moved its virtual presence into the Treasure Valley. San Mateo, Calif.-based Movoto became members of the Intermountain Multiple Listing Service on Nov. 5 and, after that, started listing Boise-area homes on its website. “What’s ...

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Nampa merchants consider wide sidewalks (access required)

The city of Nampa is debating what modern layout works best on historic downtown streets laid down before the age of sidewalks and street parking. The city is exploring the issue in revisions to its 2009 Downtown Streetscape Standards. The ...

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Sandpoint sees a bright post-Coldwater Creek future (access required)

Interested parties have put in bids for the former Coldwater Creek headquarters campus in Sandpoint. The women’s clothing retailer cleared out last summer after filing for bankruptcy in April, holding liquidation sales and then shutting down all its stores. “We ...

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