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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.

Say goodbye to free Saturday parking meters (access required)


Parking meters will need to be fed on Saturdays for the first time in downtown Boise starting Feb. 1, pending city council approval, the city of Boise announced. Parking meter rates also will increase, as will parking tickets, and parking ...

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AGC will seek more training for construction workers (access required)

Construction workers on a scaffold.

Idaho as a state and Boise and Lewiston as metro areas have led the nation in construction job growth at various points in the past year, and the state overall added 7,000 construction jobs in the past three years to ...

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Moscow’s Royal Motor Inn is spiffed up and rechristened (access required)

A 1950s Moscow motel was remodeled with a “minimalist Danish mid-century modern look” and renamed the Monarch Motel. Photo courtesy of Nikki Woodland.

The Royal Motor Inn street sign has finally been retired in downtown Moscow, two years after the new owners rechristened the mid-century, downtown property the Monarch Motel. The new Monarch Motel sign went up the last week of October, funded ...

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McCall will rebuild four downtown streets

On this stretch of a downtown McCall street the sidewalk ends, a chunk of pavement is missing and the street has different layers of pavement. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Every spring, the freeze and thaw cycle in McCall cracks the downtown streets, sending city crews rushing to patch up the pavements. The cycle repeats year after year on a base pavement that likely dates back 50 or more years, ...

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Flying M coffee haven slated for downtown Caldwell (access required)

Layers of flooring and wall coverings are getting stripped away as Flying M Coffeeshop opts for the original 1907 look in downtown Caldwell. Photo by Teya Vitu.

The newest Flying M will offer its quirky treats across the street from the Indian Creek Plaza, the development taking shape as a new prime attraction for downtown Caldwell. Flying M Coffeeshop in Caldwell is the latest offspring of Flying ...

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Aberdeen will get a Simplot Grower Solutions retail facility (access required)

J.R. Simplot Co. plans to build a Simplot Grower Solutions retail facility with a 30,000-ton capacity outside of Aberdeen in Power County. The company has 95 similar Simplot Grower Solutions outlets throughout the western U.S. and Canada, Simplot spokesman Josh ...

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