ABCDE? TBD: Large new restaurant and bar planned in booming Eagle development

Support local journalism

BoiseDev brings you business news without the frustrating paywall. Members make it possible - and get many of our stories first. Sign up and support independent local news, without the lock and key.

A new restaurant will soon pop up in Eagle near the TSheets/Intuit campus.

A local company applied to build a 7,060 square foot restaurant at 165 E. Colchester Drive in Eagle’s Bridges at Lakemoor development.

The new restaurant includes a large dining area centered on a bar feature. A private dining room sits off to one side, and the restaurant includes an outdoor patio with festoon lighting. Plans also call for a rooftop lounge area on the second floor.

BoiseDev Project Tracker

Presented by TOK

[Bardenay owner applies to build new Eagle restaurant]

The application went through Eagle’s design review process this summer. James Marsh with CSHQA described the project to the city’s design review commission.

The front of the restaurant’s dominant feature on the front side is a large set of fins. Letters appear along the front of the building – spelling out the project’s name. Renderings, for now, say “abcde,” but Marsh said those are just stand-ins.

[Tavern at Bown, Tavern Downtown – and now Tavern in Eagle]

“As you approach this building from the driveway, you’re seeing mostly the concrete,” Marsh said. “And as you travel further into the lot the more and more the wood comes into view until the point you come further along and only see the wood. The letters are going to be the name of the restaurant – not quite able to say what those letters will exactly be.”

Rendering of the building’s entry. Via CSHQA

Three people with deep local connections own Mor Hood, LLC, the project’s developer. Pat Morandi is a partner in Blackmor Inc., which owns Roaring Springs and Wahooz. He also serves as CEO of the amusement company. Derek Hood owns Fins Concepts, which operates two Lucky Fins locations in Boise and Meridian, as well as Naked Fins in Boise. Tara Morandi is the VP of Accesso Technology Group.

[Roaring Springs at work on new water slide for 2020 season]

Idaho Central Credit Union Business Banking


‘Naked Sunbather’ and more head to Downtown Boise with new brew hall

Mad Swede Brewing Company will bring its brews to Downtown Boise this year. The local brewer opened its...

Preservation activists hope Boise will change rules on demolition

Near the corner of Ustick and Cloverdale roads, all that remains of a 120-year-old farmhouse is a dirt lot.

Construction on Meridian Costco could start soon; Neighboring apartments possible

The area's third Costco location could soon greet customers. The wholesale grocer won approval from the City of Meridian...