Here’s the rundown of national chains with closures announced or pending that have stores in Boise and SW Idaho.

Updated April 11, 2017

Abercrombie & Fitch – UNKNOWN

  • What’s happening: Closing 100 stores.
  • SW Idaho stores: One in Boise Towne Square
  • Local impact: Locations not yet announced

Family Christian Stores – CLOSING

  • What’s happening: Closing all locations
  • SW Idaho stores: One at Fairview & Milwaukee in Boise
  • Local impact: Local store will close

Game Stop – UNKNOWN

Gordman’s – SOME CLOSING

  • What’s happening: Closing about half of stores
  • SW Idaho stores: Village at Meridian, Boise ParkCenter, Treasure Valley Marketplace Nampa
  • Local impact: The SE Boise store is closing and is liquidating merchandise. The fate of other stores is unclear. 


  • What’s happening: Closing 138 stores
  • SW Idaho stores: Boise Towne Square, Nampa Gateway, Twin Falls, Burley
  • Local impact: No SW Idaho stores will close. However, the Burley store will close. Also, store in LaGrande, OR will shutter. The retailer says more stores could be announced in the future.


Noodles & Co. – UNKNOWN

Payless Shoe Source – NO LOCAL CLOSINGS

Radio Shack – SOME CLOSING

  • What’s happening:  Closing 552 stores nationwide, the latest in waves of closures in recent years
  • SW Idaho stores: Two in Boise on Broadway and State, Caldwell, Twin Falls
  • Local impact: Closing Broadway Ave. store in Boise, Cleveland Blvd. store in Caldwell, Magic Valley Mall store in Twin Falls  – as well as a location in Coeur d’Alene. Closures will leave just the Boise State St. store in operation. 

Sears/Kmart – NO CLOSING

  • What’s happening: Closing 78 Kmart and 30 Sears stores
  • SW Idaho stores: Sears – Boise Towne Square, Magic Valley Mall. Kmart – Nampa. (Sears Hometown store in Nampa and Sears Outlet in Boise are not impacted)
  • Local impact: No Idaho stores closing in this round.


  • What’s happening: Closing 70 stores
  • SW Idaho stores: Boise on Milwaukee, Boise on Eagle Rd., Nampa, Karcher Rd
  • Local impact: Store locations not yet announced.

Rite Aid/Walgreens – UNKNOWN

  • What’s happening: Merging, pending FTC approval
  • SW Idaho stores: Too numerous to list, many adjacent
  • Local impact: The FTC has indicated the merged retailer will have to divest stores. A small regional chain known as Fred’s (not to be confused with Fred Meyer) is likely to pick up the stores the two chains shed – as many as 865.



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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.