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Old Boise buys ex-Joe's All-American Grill building (access required)

One of Boise’s most striking historic structures, the Turnverein Building at Sixth and Main streets, has been sold to Old Boise and is to house two entertainment venues plus a private club. The Germanic-style brick building, which formerly housed Joe’s ...

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Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho pension plan performing well (access required)

Could it be that one of the better-performing investment funds around is the ostensibly conservative state pension plan? The Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho isn’t setting the investment world on fire, but it’s performing better than expected – and ...

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MotoSports relocates to Overland Road (access required)

MotoSports, a Boise-based retailer of off-road motorcycles, has relocated and expanded to Overland Road between Curtis and Cole roads. Owner Bob Bosserman re-opened the store April 1 in an 8,000-square-foot former Bruneel Tire Factory store. MotoSports previously operated for 2 ...

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Horizon sells off 3 stations in Boise, Twin Falls, cuts staff (access required)

Three southern Idaho radio stations have a new management team and a smaller staff as part of a planned change of ownership. AGM Broadcasting of Idaho LLC is buying the stations from Horizon Broadcasting Group. A unit of American General ...

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Boise Tower permit reinstated by city council (access required)

The Boise City Council voted last week to reinstate the Boise Tower’s building permit, possibly giving the long-delayed downtown Boise project at Eighth and Main streets new life. In a 4-1 vote, the council decided April 8 to restore the ...

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Commentary: New AT&T product to help protect privacy on the Internet (access required)

What would it be like if every unethical or immoral act was associated with a particular smell? Imagine, for example, that you could identify thieves by their odor, or that a lie could be detected by catching its distinctive whiff. ...

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Title firms bask in continued low rates (access required)

For Boise-based Alliance Title & Escrow Corp., revenues are up by 25 to 35 percent statewide from a year ago depending on location, and mortgage refinances account for 60 to 70 percent of transactions. “We would expect next quarter, if ...

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Antiques 'fever' persists, dealers, shops discover (access required)

While the business of buying and selling antiques and collectibles is not always predictable, Boise antique shop owners consider it a labor of love that still has a place in today’s competitive retail world. Even the advent of Internet auction ...

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Boise Tower default looms (access required)

The Capital City Development Corp., which has backed the Boise Tower project since the mid-’90s, last week moved reluctantly to declare it in default, telling developer Rick Peterson his time to make the project viable is limited. Peterson said he ...

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Telecom provider, ELI, shifts focus to smaller businesses (access required)

For telecommunications provider Electric Lightwave Inc., growing in the market means thinking smaller. Gabe Gomez, ELI sales engineer, said that when ELI first entered the Boise market in 1997, “we were targeting the large enterprise customers like Micron and HP. ...

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