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Boise’s The North Face store is closed. Here’s what’s happening

The North Face store in Downtown Boise is closed. All the inventory is gone, staffers are gone and construction crews are inside.

But the store is only closed temporarily.

A large staircase will be removed, and the store’s footprint will shrink significantly – down to a single floor. The remodel will cut the total store size from 7750 square feet to 4750 square feet. The second floor will be used for TNF storage and a future unrelated tenant, according to City of Boise permit records.

BoiseDev first reported on this last fall, and here’s what a spokesperson told us:

“The North Face store at 802 W. Idaho St. in Boise currently is, and is planning to remain open,” the spokesperson said, declining to be named. “You may have noticed the ‘For Lease’ sign in the window. While the store is not closing, we are doing a store redesign and evolving the space to be closer to our default store layout, which is a single-floor design.”

The entire The North Face store had been for lease, and the agent initially said the space was for lease.

TNF says it will open back up this spring, once remodel work is done.

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Don Dayhttp://linkedin.com/in/donday
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.

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