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Oregon real estate firm buys Boise outlet mall (access required)

S-Sixteen, an investment entity of the J.R. Simplot family, has sold the Boise Factory Outlets mall to a Portland-based real estate firm for $7.6 million. Canterbury Real Estate Services Inc., Portland, purchased 22 acres and 162,000 square feet of retail ...

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Idaho’s bed tax shows summer tourism dip (access required)

Tourism in Idaho fell significantly during the summer as the economic slowdown curtailed vacation travel, “bed tax” receipts through August indicate. Receipts from the state tax on lodging rooms and private campground sites dropped 8 percent to $92.2 million for ...

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Boise to get French pastry shop (access required)

Très bon! Boise will get its first French pastry shop and bakery early next year with the planned January opening of the Café de Paris in the Adelmann Building at Capitol Boulevard and Idaho Street. Owner and chef Mathieu Choux ...

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Micron Tech. cuts costs, seeks to prevent layoffs (access required)

Micron Technology Inc., Idaho’s largest private employer with about 10,500 employees, announced Oct. 16 plans to cut costs – primarily by reducing executive pay. The Boise-based computer memory chip manufacturer does not anticipate layoffs, a statement from Micron said. But ...

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Mobile-information-mgmt. firm posts quarterly loss (access required)

Extended Systems Inc. last week reported increased losses and a drop in revenues for its fiscal first quarter, ending Sept. 30. The Boise-based producer of mobile-information-management technology reported a net loss of from continuing operations of $2.8 million, or 26 ...

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Urban renewal plan for downtown Boise approved (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp. board has approved a revised urban renewal plan for the west side of downtown Boise – including changes sought in part by Boise Cascade Corp. Following a CCDC board meeting a week earlier, a spokesman ...

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Woodgrain Millwork of Fruitland and Nampa to produce in Chile (access required)

Molding and interior door maker Woodgrain Millwork has started building a pine-door manufacturing plant in Chile, but doesn’t plan to cut employment in Fruitland and Nampa. Woodgrain expects the plant in Los Angeles, Chile, to bring sophisticated manufacturing processes and ...

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Ore.-based Lithia Motors to move Ford complex to new site in Boise (access required)

Lithia Motors Inc. plans to purchase a 16-acre parcel on Maple Grove near Fairview Avenue – with a partially built, derelict Smith’s grocery store – and plans to move its Ford franchise from Fairview Avenue to the new site late ...

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Nampa-based accountant discusses the real world of professional accounting firms (access required)

Accountant Mark Flitton probably spends more time on the phone answering questions than he does filling out clients’ tax returns. Flitton, managing principal of Nampa-based accounting firm Ripley Doorn & Co., said he wears a phone headset throughout the day ...

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