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Boise P&Z to consider coffee drive thru and oil change shop in SE Boise (access required)

(Updated to include residential-office rezone and information on development agreement) A long vacant parcel in Southeast Boise near Parkcenter Boulevard could become home to a coffee drive thru and oil change center. Boise’s Planning & Zoning Commission could either approve or deny ...

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Brownfield’s opens new Meridian office near St. Luke’s (access required)

In an effort to be closer to the customers they serve, Brownfield’s Prosthetics & Orthotics has opened an office in Meridian. Established in 1949, the Boise-based company recently moved into a new one-story building at 1912 E. Franklin Road, about ...

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Eastern Idaho App-maker nabs top tech prize (access required)

A tech startup specializing in spicing up smart phones has scored a $10,000 award to further the enterprise. Rexburg-based Appible has made a splash since launching two years ago by creating “digital skins”, basically background wallpaper, for smart phones and ...

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New library for Lewiston becoming a reality (access required)

The City of Lewiston is getting closer to building a new library. In April, the City Council purchased a former mercantile and apartment building at 411 D Street for $595,000. The building owner had made a donation to help the city ...

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Business Briefs (access required)

Spokane, Coeur d’Alene will be combined metro area The Spokane metropolitan area is about to become a lot bigger. Spokane and adjacent Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will be combined into a single metropolitan area as a result of the 2010 Census. ...

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Index shows small business growth in Idaho, nation (access required)

The mountain region’s small business jobs increased by 0.9 percent during this month, according to Intuit Payroll’s latest Small Business Employment Index. Intuit defines the mountain states as Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada and Wyoming. The report also ...

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Idaho construction firms to start work on Ontario schools (access required)

Site preparation for an addition to Ontario Middle School is slated to get under way during the week of June 6 in Ontario, Ore., said Anna Ellis, project manager and partner with CM Co. Inc., Boise. Construction manager CM will ...

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Micron, apparently playing legal defense, signs deal with ‘patent troll’ (access required)

In a move possibly aimed at heading off future legal tussles, Micron Technology has cut a deal with a top patent-accumulator that is getting active bringing infringement cases against tech companies. The agreement between Micron and Bellevue, Wash.-based Intellectual Ventures ...

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Former HP data center sold

The former Hewlett-Packard data center at 9700 W. Bethel Court, Boise, has a new owner. The Benaroya Co. and Real Property Investors, doing business as BCC RPI Boise LLC, bought the 60,252-square-foot building from Hewlett-Packard. Benaroya plans to lease the ...

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30th St. renewal plans moving forward, draft recs coming soon (access required)

A young professional couple with a house in the modest 30th Street neighborhood recently asked Boise Mayor Dave Bieter if they ought to hold on to their property, or sell it and invest elsewhere. He advised them to buy up ...

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