Wheels are in motion to snap up land around a possible future Downtown Boise ballpark.
An entity controlled by Greenstone Properties has purchased the land under The Symposion Bar in Downtown Boise. The watering hole, which calls itself “the neighborhood bar without a neighborhood,” sits alone near the Interstate 184 Connector.
HBCBP LLC closed on the parcel in recent weeks, according to Ada County Assessor records. State of Idaho records show Kelly Thomas of Atlanta, GA is
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Near a ballpark?
Greenstone has not publicly admitted where it may attempt to locate the Boise Sports Park other than to say the western portion of Downtown Boise.
A large block of land is just to the north of the
In an earlier attempt to construct the Boise Sports Park, Greenstone said it would also develop condos, restaurants, parking and other facilities around the stadium. Land adjacent to a ballpark site, like the Symposion, could be useful for those purposes.
HBCBP only owns this single parcel in Ada County, according to a representative of the Ada County Assessor’s Land Records. The entity previously owned a small parcel on Broadway Ave. at Beacon St., which is near the site of a prior attempt to build a ballpark. HBCBP later sold it to another party.
Greenstone Properties did not return a request for comment.
Change at the Sympo
Victor Cocotis, who founded ‘The Sympo’ as regulars called it, died last year. He opened the lounge in 1975.
The fate of the business is not clear. Managers at The
Another ballpark attempt
Greenstone is making its third attempt at a site for a ballpark in Boise, after efforts near Boise State and at Americana and Shoreline collapsed. The project faces multi-pronged opposition, including a bill in the legislature which could create challenges for a proposed public funding mechanism, and a possible citizen initiative vote.
Greenstone’s sister company Agon Sports owns the Boise Hawks and would relocate the team to the new ballpark