Local news. Locally owned.
We put readers first.

Scoop: New restaurant slated for Bouquet space

Regence
Future in Focus Downtown - Mutual of America
For a long time, the Bouquet at 1010 Main St. was Boise’s oldest continually operating bar. That title no longer applies, as the bar has been mostly closed over this decade.

That might be about to change.

BoiseDev Project Tracker

  • 1010 W. Main St.: The Avery

    Click here for details, information & past stories

Work is underway to clear out and clean up the large, 5700 square foot space. The filings with the city note that the future use will be a restaurant – but further details are scarce.

I checked in with the owner listed on the permits who is not yet ready to comment on his plans — but that owner has quite the pedigree.

 Elliott, via Institute of Cullinary Education Elliott, via Institute of Cullinary Education

Calvert Elliott is a Boise native who went on to the culinary big time in New York City. He was executive chef at an acclaimed NYC eatery that earned the coveted Michelin Star. He moved on to his own venture – Rye. That fine dining establishment has been featured on Food Network, Travel Channel and VICE TV, and has been on Michelin’s “bib gourmet” list since it opened. The New York Times wrote up Elliott’s “Bar Below Rye” which gives an interesting primer on his approach to his venture in New York.

- Story continues below -
ICCU Business Unusual
Idaho's Biggest Toy Drive

Elliott was tight-lipped on what he has planned, other than to confirm he is clearing out the Bouquet space. It should be interesting to see what comes next to downtown.

Don Day
Don is the founder and editor of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow.

Good Burger on the move: Local burger chain closes store with plans for another

Good Burger, the Boise-based chain of burger and fry shops closed the doors on its Downtown Boise location. Crews started moving out equipment from...

NPR profiles Bar Gernika; Idaho takeout & delivery revenue highest in US

Idaho leads the nation in daily takeout and delivery revenue, according to a new NPR article & podcast. The article sites the National Restaurant...

New type of bike lane could come to Downtown Boise

A new-to-Boise type of bike lane is planned for 11th Street in Downtown Boise. The Capital City Development Corporation and Ada County Highway District...

Seven-story apartment building proposed on N. End gas station site

A Boise-based developer hopes to win approval from the City of Boise to build a new seven-story building on the current site of a...

Popular

‘I have never, ever felt this ill:’ Ahlquist, family contract COVID-19

By Nicole Camarda / Idaho News 6 Crush The Curve co-founder Tommy Ahlquist brought the first public COVID-19 tests to Idaho last spring. Now he...

COVID spreads in Boise homeless shelters: one Boise Rescue Mission guest and staffer dead

Eight months after Idaho announced it’s first case of COVID-19, the pandemic is hitting Boise’s homeless community harder than ever.  In the past two weeks,...

Popular old Vista Ave. cafe reopens in new Boise mall-area location

After starting as a cafe on Vista, converting to a cafeteria at MK Plaza and a catering company out of a call center, Rooster's...

An Idaho challenger to Facebook landed big cash, a million users & a ‘Bachelor’ influencer. Then it disappeared

Pitched as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, an Eagle-based company's social network looked like it started to gain traction. Then, it disappeared. But not before...

Related

‘A lot goes into it:’ Boise-born, New York-trained chef opens local oyster bar

Donuts. A bar. Now - oysters. The former Regal Beaver space at 160 N. 8th St. in Boise - which used to house Donut Daze...

Here’s what’s in store for historic Bouquet restoration: The Avery, Tiner’s Alley and more

Last week, BoiseDev broke word that the remodel and restoration of the historic Averyl building in downtown would move forward. Owner Cal Elliott told...

‘Back to its old glory:’ Boise-born Michelin-starred chef plans two restaurants & hotel in historic Main St. building

A 119-year-old Downtown Boise building could soon return "to its old glory," under a plan from Cal Elliott. The former Bouquet bar at 1010 Main...

Boise’s Bouquet building faces challenges amid plan for high-end restaurant, hotel

In 2016, BoiseDev reported Boise-raised NYC chef Cal Elliott planned to open a new fine dining restaurant in the former Bouquet bar space at 1010...
SERVPRO Certified

Latest

COVID spreads in Boise homeless shelters: one Boise Rescue Mission guest and staffer dead

Eight months after Idaho announced it’s first case of COVID-19, the pandemic is hitting Boise’s homeless community harder than ever.  In the past two weeks,...

Boise-based Norco purchased Utah-based automation & welding company

By Idaho Press staff Norco, a large, privately owned welding, safety, medical, and gas supplier, announced in a press release the acquisition of Arc Services...

‘I have never, ever felt this ill:’ Ahlquist, family contract COVID-19

By Nicole Camarda / Idaho News 6 Crush The Curve co-founder Tommy Ahlquist brought the first public COVID-19 tests to Idaho last spring. Now he...

Popular old Vista Ave. cafe reopens in new Boise mall-area location

After starting as a cafe on Vista, converting to a cafeteria at MK Plaza and a catering company out of a call center, Rooster's...

Townhomes proposed to slide into small Bench lot

A project would slide eight townhomes onto a vacant lot on the Boise Bench. David Shurleff of Boise asked the City of Boise for design...

An Idaho challenger to Facebook landed big cash, a million users & a ‘Bachelor’ influencer. Then it disappeared

Pitched as an alternative to Facebook and Twitter, an Eagle-based company's social network looked like it started to gain traction. Then, it disappeared. But not before...