Happy May, friends! Part of keeping our finger on the pulse of our local real estate market includes keeping tabs on all the happenings and developments across the valley. Here's our monthly snapshot of some of the stories that have recently caught our
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One of Downtown Boise's Last Undeveloped Blocks: Development Plans
It's looking like one of the last remaining undeveloped full blocks in downtown Boise (10th St. and Front St) might soon see hotels and residential projects. Check out this article
for all the details.
How the Pandemic Did, and Didn’t, Change Where Americans are Moving
Source: The New York Times
Over the course of 2020, 30 million change-of-address requests to the U.S. Postal Service were processed. And according to this New York Times article
- other than a large increase in the movement of urban residents
out of New York and San Francisco (two regions with a high number of jobs that can be done remotely) - migration patterns didn't waver that dramatically. The takeaway: more people moved to the same areas that people were already flocking to
Kuna Shopping Center (Outdoor): Construction Plans & Opening Date Solidified
Source: Idaho Press
According to this Idaho Press article
, Kuna is apparently about to debut a seasonal outdoor shopping
center. This pop-up village will "consist of 120-square-foot mini retail shops, produce stands and plaza areas where the community can congregate, shop, feature local art, enjoy food trucks and host concerts and special events." It is currently
scheduled to open on May 21 - and will be open Fri-Sun from June 4 - Sept 26th. To learn more, click here
Top 100 Health Systems 2021: Congrats (and THANK YOU) St. Luke's and Saint Alphonsus
Local health providers St. Luke's and Saint Alphonsus were both recently recognized as leading the list of 100 Top U.S. Hospitals for 2021. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition and THANK YOU! Read the
full article here
Treefort Music Fest 2021
Music lovers rejoice! The ninth edition of Treefort is officially on the books for Sept 22-26th. Check out the website here
to view the lineup and get all of the details - and then get your tickets here
Food & Wine Chooses Recognizes Boise Pizzeria as having the Best Pizza in Idaho
Source: Idaho Statesman
Best pizza in the whole state, you say? Wow... as any pizza connoisseur knows, the very notion of "crowning" a champion in the field will be met with skepticism. It's just too subjective, sillyheads!
Nonetheless, this is a fun article highlighting this year's victor (Casanova
Now located at 2431 W Fairview Ave. And while this location just
opened in March - it's important to recognize that the pizzeria was a pretty legendary staple on Vista
Ave for over a decade.. so it's reopening was certainly met with open arms (and huge appetites). If you haven't tried their pie yet, be sure to get add it to your list!
New Stores Coming (or Just Opened) in The Village
Assuming you've been to The Village, you already know that it offers something for just about everyone - and their variety of options just keeps growing. Check out this BoiseDev article
to learn what's JUST recently opened, as well as what's on the
horizon. From restaurants and specialty donuts - to toys and gems - to tactical gear and maternity wear - there really is something for everyone.
Idaho Botanical Garden is Back and Blooming
Source: Boise Weekly
The team at the Idaho Botanical Gardens is back at it and planning numerous fun events
(while closely following the guidelines of Central District Health). This Boise Weekly article
highlights a number of their upcoming events, such as a Fairy Garden
Exhibit, Land Art Exhibit, Plant Sale, concerts and more.
#Idahug Campaign Aims to Change Narrative Surrounding Growth in the Treasure Valley
It's no secret that many aren't thrilled about Boise's rapid growth. Two Idahoans are trying to change the narrative with a social media campaign deemed #Idahug (and no, direct contact - i.e. HUGGING - is not
involved). Placing magnets on cars without Idaho license plates, they are hoping to change the tone a bit - and we're all for it!
Fish and Game to stock more than 400,000 rainbow trout in Idaho waters
Fishers rejoice (again - yay!) - we included an article last month about the Fish & Game stocking an abundance of rainbow trout - and that number just keeps increasing. According to this new article
there are currently an additional 420,000 catchable sized rainbow trout
headed to Idaho waters (nearly twice as many as were stocked in April).
Idaho Restaurant Owners Struggle with Staffing Shortages
Source: Idaho News
Dine-in restaurants, like many other industries, were undeniably hit pretty hard by the unprecedented changes brought on by the pandemic. As things have slowly become more stable and it looks like a
"normal" might be on the horizon, many restaurant owners have tried to revamp and gear up to hit the ground running - only to encounter overwhelming staffing
shortages. Read this news article
to learn more about this complex issue that many small business owners across our valley are facing.
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