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McCall-based Grace Furniture leases space for new store in downtown Boise (access required)

A McCall-based furniture retailer has leased ground-floor space in the Empire Building at 10th and Idaho streets in downtown Boise and plans to open in the fall. Empire Building owner Jim Tomlinson of Tomlinson & Associates said last week that ...

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Construction to start on Boise State Univ. West Campus in Nampa (access required)

After a delay of more than a year, construction of the first classroom building on the Boise State University West Campus site in Nampa is slated to begin next month. The three-story building of about 66,000 square feet is to ...

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Boise commercial and residential interior designers see economic improvement in their industry (access required)

Commercial and residential interior designers are seeing signs of economic improvement in their industry, while turning to natural elements in their design motifs. Some designers are going out of the Boise area for assignments, with positive results. At CSHQA, Boise, ...

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Boise developer files $10 million claim over Tower building permit (access required)

Boise Tower developer Rick Peterson has reserved his right to sue the Capital City Development Corp., and the city itself, over the stalled Tower project, parties to the dispute confirmed last week. Peterson’s Boise Tower Associates filed a $10 million-plus ...

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Boise River Fest loses money, but will be back in ’04 (access required)

The 2003 Boise River Festival lost $160,000, but Festival organizers say they plan to bring the event back again next year. According to a news release issued last week by River Festival president Beth Knox, the Festival’s overall debt, estimated ...

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Boise-based Thomas Forest Products acquires former Croman mill (access required)

JM Thomas Forest Products, which distributes building materials to retail lumber yards, has purchased and occupied the former Croman Corp. sawmill property on Yamhill Road in east Boise. Thomas parent company, Utah-based JMT Properties, acquired the 14-acre site and its ...

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Commentary: Construction scheduling should be for real, and be documented (access required)

Major construction contracts and most public works contracts require contractors to submit and maintain schedules. Construction management training teaches that such schedules, which are created to determine the most efficient sequence of work activities, can be a beneficial tool for ...

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