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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.

Albertsons gets started on a new flagship store at Broadway/Beacon (access required)

The new Albertsons at Broadway and Beacon will have a glassed-off second story corner similar to nearby Whole Foods. Image courtesy of Albertsons.

Albertsons started construction June 20 on what will be the grocery chain’s new flagship store located barely a half mile from the company’s corporate headquarters. The new 65,000-square-foot Albertsons at Broadway and Beacon Street will be the chain’s first “premium” ...

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BoDo is in due diligence with a potential buyer (access required)

Meraki Greek Street Food is one of the newer tenants at BoDo, which may see new ownership. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Colliers International in Boise is working through due diligence with a buyer for the BoDo commercial complex in downtown Boise. Since about mid-May, Colliers has worked with one investment group selected from eight offers for the three-building, 118,977-square-foot complex that ...

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Summertime will be building time at Idaho Youth Ranch’s Middleton ranch (access required)

The Idaho Youth Ranch plans to build a "villlage" and indoor arena on the other side of the pond at the youth treatment center's new ranch near Middleton. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The Idaho Youth Ranch is ready to start construction this summer on a residential treatment center in Middleton. A 33,750-square-foot indoor horse arena and other animal facilities will make up the first phase of the IYR’s $24 million master plan ...

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Intermax starts serving city-owned fiber optic cable in Sandpoint (access required)

Coeur d’Alene-based Intermax Networks has become the internet service provider for a newly installed city-owned fiber optic cable between downtown Sandpoint and city hall, a distance of about a half mile. Access to the municipal fiber optic cable allows Intermax ...

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For Idaho, the Year of the Hotel

A group waits for a shuttle in the lobby of the Inn at 500 Capitol June 10, 2017 in Boise. Photo by Glenn Landberg.

At least 32 hotels are under construction, recently opened or pending construction in nearly every sizable population center in Idaho. Hotels are in the works in the Treasure Valley, in Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. Three are underway in ...

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Holiday Inn opens in Nampa (access required)

The new Holiday Inn in Nampa is close to the new St. Luke's hospital and Idaho Center. Photo courtesy of Holiday Inn Nampa.

Nampa’s second new hotel in six weeks opened June 1. An 85-room Holiday Inn Nampa on Midland Road near the Karcher Road exit of Interstate 84 joins the 82-room Best Western Plus Peppertree Nampa Civic Center Inn that opened April ...

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Idaho loan fund set up for ‘nearly bankable’ businesses

Telaya Wine Co. owners Earl and Carrie Sullivan opened their new Garden City winery with a loan from Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. Here they are hosting a reception for the Missoula-based lender to "nearly bankable businesses." Photo courtesy of Montana & Idaho CDC.

Missoula-based Montana & Idaho Community Development Corp. and Boise-based Capital Matrix have set up a fund dedicated to loans for Idaho businesses. Both nonprofits specialize in financing “nearly bankable” business that can’t get bank loans. Capital Matrix supplied a $150,000 ...

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