Ochos – a ‘social dance venue’ located in the historic Davies Reid building at 5th and Idaho wants to boost its branding on the building – and in the process will sweep a rug mural under… the rug.
The building’s owner has filed with the City of Boise to paint over the existing mural on the east side of the building with a new one for Ochos.
The building, which features Queen Anne-style architecture and a gabled roof, is distinctive in the area. It has served as apartments, a law firm – and for decades, the Davies-Reid carpet store. D-R pulled out of Boise (the company still has a location in Ketchum), leading to a series of tenants – but the D-R mural has remained.
Ochos’ request heads to Boise’s design review group.