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.

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Don has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.