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Price gap could slow commercial real estate sales (access required)

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Commercial real estate transactions may slow nationally because buyers and sellers disagree on prices. National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun gave this forecast at the 2017 Realtors Conference and Expo, held Nov. 3-6 in Chicago. “Buyers cannot offer ...

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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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Walls are up for Reel Theatre in Caldwell

The upper level of geofoam wall construction has started at The Reel Theatre destined for Caldwell. Photo courtesy of Scott Hedrick.

The first 12 feet of gleaming white interior and exterior geofoam walls are up for the 11-screen The Reel Theatre in Caldwell. A second level of 12-foot walls are being installed in the coming weeks with trusses and roof work ...

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Commercial development finds new terrain in central Caldwell

College Marketplace in Caldwell awaits retailer commitments before construction starts on six pads. Photo by Teya Vitu.

Six commercial pads with utilities installed await commercial development at 21st Avenue and Chicago Street, a half-mile straight shot to the College of Idaho’s new convex glass library. The 21.5-acre Caldwell property that Boise-based Rocky Mountain Companies is developing has ...

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Idaho metros tumble in construction job growth (access required)

Construction of a continuous pulp mill digester at Clearwater Paper is a major factor behind Lewiston ranking as the No. 1 metro in construction job growth. Photo courtesy of Clearwater Paper.

One month can make quite a difference in construction job growth standings. In August, Lewiston had the top job growth percentage in the nation with a 27 percent gain in construction jobs over the prior year. Pocatello was ranked No. ...

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Getting creative: a makeover for former Macy’s space (access required)

Laneco employee Alberto Santos demolishes old air ducts at the Meier and Frank Building in downtown Portland. Photo by Sam Tenney of the DJC

A renovation under way at the historic Meier & Frank Building in downtown Portland will transform the former Macy’s department store space into one the most unique creative office spaces in the city. When completed next year, the building will ...

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