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Amazon said to be a positive factor in possible sale of Boise shopping center

The folks who own the Country Square shopping center hope to find a new owner. (Just one of many local centers on the market right now).  But the commercial real estate firm working to market the property is invoking the “A” word in the effort.

Amazon.

While the center has a few vacancies, it also has a mix of tenants that the folks at Colliers International are touting as “Amazon-proof.”

Papa Murphy’s, Tradeviet Specialty Foods, Big Smoke, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Dollar Tree all compete in categories that have been less buffeted (for now) by the Amazon.com waves. 

The nearly-one-trillion-dollar company is roiling the water for retailers across the country. In Idaho, it is likely to build a distribution center in Nampa that could bring same day delivery and more to shoppers in the Treasure Valley.

Country Square does have a mix of tenants that could generate the growing Amazon onslaught, including service and food uses.

If you want to buy a shopping center, it will set you back just about $9-million.

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