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Universities team up for downtown development (access required)

A mixed retail and residential development with classrooms comprising six buildings is planned on Broadway Avenue between Myrtle and Front streets on a 5.8-acre parcel partially owned by the University of Idaho Foundation.To be called the Idaho Place, the multi-phase, ...

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Rising land prices make affordable housing rare (access required)

Rising land values make new home prices increase, and are “taking away affordable housing,” especially for first-time buyers, said Boise urban analyst and planning consultant Wayne Forrey.A standard, entry-level housing lot in urbanized Ada County, of 6,000 square feet in ...

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New York-themed restaurant to open in Boise (access required)

Cobblestone floors, high-back leather chairs, dueling pianists. That’s some of what’s planned at the Manhattan Grill, slated to open in June at the Adelmann Building in downtown Boise. Originally scheduled to open in January, the Manhattan is a cherished dream ...

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Co. proposes service allowing checks to be emailed (access required)

The principals at Internet Outlet Inc., Boise, have started another company that lets customers send checks with a few clicks of a mouse.The firm, eCheqs.com, enables Web users to instantly email checks via that are as legal as paper checks, ...

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Renovated restaurant features new menu, atmosphere (access required)

Beef will be big at the new Schott’s Steaks & Chops, slated to open late this month. So will martinis. That’s some of what longtime Boise restaurateur Peter Schott plans at his lavishly redone and much-expanded restaurant complex in the ...

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Grocery store scheduled to open in November (access required)

Construction of a 164,000-square-foot Fred Meyer store at Orchard Street and Franklin Road, Boise, should begin soon, according to a spokesperson for the Portland-based grocer and retailer. Opening is scheduled by Thanksgiving.Site preparation, which included the relocation of an irrigation ...

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Two new McDonald's restaurants to open in area (access required)

Idaho McDonald’s franchisees Dick and Sally Darmody continue to capitalize on the Treasure Valley’s taste for Big Macs by building two new restaurants in Nampa and Boise.The Nampa McDonald’s, a 3,500-square-foot eatery under construction at Garrity and Flamingo roads, will ...

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Supermarket cancels plans to construct new store (access required)

Albertson’s Inc. decided against building an “urban” grocery store in the Ada County Courts complex because the retail segment of the public / private project had become too restaurant-oriented, several sources said last week.Potential replacement tenants include a large book ...

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Seafood restaurant relocates to busier area (access required)

Red Lobster plans to close its Capitol Boulevard restaurant and reopen it in Boise Towne Plaza on Milwaukee Street in October.The Orlando, Fla.-based shrimp and lobster chain has purchased a pad site near Circuit City to build a 7,100 square ...

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Rehab clinic plans to triple its space (access required)

St. Alphonsus’ Regional Rehabilitation Services plans to nearly triple the space it occupies in the building it shares with St. Al’s Physicians Services in north Nampa.Craig Jussel, coordinator of occupational rehabilitation for St. Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services, said the Nampa expansion ...

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