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Bolo’s owner, landlord trade sour grapes (access required)

Bolo’s, a downtown Boise pub at Eighth and Idaho streets, has closed and its owner is seeking $300,000 from landlord and Boise Tower developer Rick Peterson. Proprietor Brad Bolicek, who closed Bolo’s Sept. 7 – after only four months in ...

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Office building slated near Eagle residential subdivision (access required)

A 7,000-square-foot professional office building is slated near the planned “Once Upon a Time” residential subdivision in central Eagle. Northwest Development LLC has proposed the two-story building on the north side of State Street about 1,500 feet west of Eagle ...

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Capital City Development Corp. gives parking bonds OK (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. board last week endorsed the issuance of more than $15 million in bonds to finance a 330-space underground parking garage near Front Street and Broadway Avenue. The facility would serve a planned complex known as ...

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Boise area architectural firms note increased activity (access required)

Like many Idaho architects, Rob Thornton and Andy Erstad knew they had time before the brunt of the economic downturn that was creeping through the design and construction industry last year would hit the architects. “The developers and the bankers ...

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Boise Planning and Zoning gives Fort St. apts. OK (access required)

Boise Planning and Zoning Commission members on Sept. 9 unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for Hyde Park Place, a 44-unit condominium complex that developer David Southers plans on the south side of Fort Street between 12th and 13th streets. “The ...

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Benchmark Construction evolves over half a century (access required)

For Burt and Susan Brennan, owners of 54-year-old Benchmark Construction, take the long view of the Boise Valley building scene – and what it takes to survive razor-thin construction margins and a market hitched to the economic fortunes of other ...

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Hope for Albertsons stock? — Analysts think so … (access required)

Is it time to bag yourself some Albertsons stock? Shares in the Boise-based food and drug chain (NYSE:ABS) increased earlier this month from a recent low by about 10 percent – following a favorable quarterly earnings report and an announcement ...

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Steed Construction putting finishing touches on Emerald Tech addition (access required)

Steed Construction is putting the final touches on the fifth and latest addition to the Emerald Tech Center, and developer RS Hosac said the pace of construction for the remaining four buildings will depend on demand for leases at the ...

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Jabil Circuit to shut down Meridian plant (access required)

“It just didn’t turn out the way we had hoped.” That was the conclusion of a Jabil Circuit official as to why the Florida-based contract manufacturer decided to close its Meridian plant by the end of the year. Mark Mondello, ...

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Boise permit values show 40% drop through August (access required)

A dearth of large commercial projects and a continuing big decline in apartment construction dragged down Boise construction statistics through August. “All of it is negative, just like it has been for a while,” Boise Planning and Development Services Director ...

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