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Farmers & Merchants State Bank seeks land swap with Meridian (access required)

Farmers & Merchants State Bank has proposed a land exchange with the City of Meridian to accommodate future construction of a larger branch office downtown. The bank operates a branch office at the northwest corner of Main Street and Broadway ...

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Albertsons plans new Emmett store (access required)

Albertsons plans to expand in Emmett. The Boise-based food and drug chain will replace its Emmett store with a significantly larger building, and construct a convenience store, spokeswoman Jeannette Duwe said. Construction of a nearly 50,000-square-foot store, and a 2,000-square ...

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State sees 'tepid' '03 growth on top of 1% job drop in '02 (access required)

Tepid would seem to be the watchword for Idaho’s economy in the year ahead. The state’s new Economic Forecast projects job growth of 1.5 percent next year, but coming on top of an estimated 1 percent decrease this year it ...

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Garnet power plant lacks financing (access required)

Ida-West Energy told state regulators last week that it has not been able to find acceptable financing for the 270-megawatt Garnet natural-gas power plant it proposes near Middleton. The announcement to the Idaho Public Utilities Commission signaled that Idaho Power ...

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Fred A. Moreton & Co. to move insurance brokerage to larger Boise quarters (access required)

Commercial insurance brokerage Fred A. Moreton & Co. has stuck with its plan to moving to larger Boise quarters, even as the industry continues to face challenges. Moreton planned to open in its new building, at U.S. 20-26 and Explorer ...

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Boise office furnishings firm 'flourishes' (access required)

Budget Office Furnishings, which has increased its profits in a sluggish economy as clients look to cut expenses, plans to move to larger quarters on Cole Road near the law-enforcement complex on Barrister Drive. The Boise business has leased the ...

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Bardenay Restaurant owner to open distill-pub in Eagle (access required)

The owner of the Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery in downtown Boise aims to open a second Treasure Valley unit, by the Boise River in Eagle. Plans submitted to the City of Eagle call for a 6,200-square-foot building on East Riverside ...

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Capital City Development Corp. pushes for Boise Tower project schedule (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. for the first time has applied public pressure to Boise Tower developer Rick Petersen to resolve funding issues that have stymied construction of the $62 million project since May. “We need to have a project ...

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180-acre development of commercial space proposed in Eagle (access required)

A proposed 180-acre development on the south side of Eagle would create about 500,000 square feet of commercial building space, 175 homes and 30 acres of public open space. Boise firm Dennis M. Baker & Associates has proposed the Lakemoor ...

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Thrifty Nickel newsletter plans new building (access required)

Thrifty Nickel, a free-distribution weekly newspaper featuring classified advertisements, plans to triple its Boise office space with a new building slated to start construction next spring on its half-acre parcel on West Overland Road, near Latah Street. Doug Bourkland, Thrifty ...

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