Eagle continues its fast growth spurt, with scores of new stores and businesses welcoming customers in the city – as well as folks living in North Meridian. Here’s a look at a few.
- Mmmm, donuts: Guru Donuts tells BoiseDev it plans to open on October 30th. We told you about the new shop in February – but the COVID-19 pandemic caused a bit of a delay in the plans. Co-owner Kristie McLaughlin tells us the new store at the Bridges at Lakemoor will open just in time for a pre-Halloween treat. Guru plans some new offerings for the Eagle location.
- A new bakery: Bella Biscotteria plans to open an artisan Italian bakery. Owned by Adrian and Robyn Kutch, the pair hope to bring their Italian baking tradition from the San Francisco bay area to Eagle. Adrian’s family owned a bakery for 30 years in Redwood City, CA and he worked as a pastry chef at Stanford. The pair ran a construction business in California which closed in 2015. The bakery is planned for 190 W. State St near the corner of State St. and Eagle Rd. in the former Toni O’s Gourment Cookies location.
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- Coffee time: Coffee and Supply Co. opened a shop on Echohawk Lane, near the corner of Idaho 55 and Hill Rd., owned by Ryan and Mel Heuser The shop features DOMA coffee, as well as baked goods and a set of “local farm seasonal harvest” items. The business offers a general store area with gifts and housewares.
- So. Many. Restaurants. With population all over the area growing, new restaurants are flooding in. A selection:
- Boise Fry Co. and Waffle Me Up added another combo location at Eagle Island – adjacent to the Fred Meyer store.
- Squeeze In Cafe, a new breakfast spot, opened on E. Plaza Drive near the Albertsons store and now-closed Grinkers Grand Palace. The Eagle store joins other locations in Nevada, California, and Texas. The large menu includes tacos, omelets, pancakes, French toast, sandwiches, and more.
- KB’s Burrito, formerly Ketchum Burrito, came back to the Boise valley with a new location in Eagle. Earlier locations in Downtown Boise and on Eagle Rd. in Meridian near St. Luke’s folded – leaving the area without the purveyor of burritos and tacos. The new location opened this summer at the Bridges at Lakemoor, near the Guru Donuts store and other tenants like Red Bench Pizza.
- Boutique-y: The Flor De Sol opened a women’s clothing boutique in Downtown Eagle at 118 E. State Street. Flor De Sol features what it calls resort wear, skincare products, accessories, and other products.
- On the wall: Deja Vu Decor opened on Echo Hawk Lane near Hill and Idaho 55 – just a few doors down from the new Coffee and Supply Co. The home decor store features “an eclectic mix of both new and gently used home decor, accent furniture…” and more. The store also says it is the “exclusive Disney Fine Art dealer” in Southern Idaho.
- Bank on it: If you need a bank branch, a pair will join the ranks in Eagle.
- Bright Bank plans its third branch in Eagle, after locations in Downtown Boise and at Fairview and Eagle in Meridian opened in the past year. The new Eagle branch will open at 80 E. Eagles Gate Dr. next year.
- Chase Bank continues its expansion and tweak to its branch lineup across the valley. A new Eagle branch is set for the Eagle Island Marketplace, adjacent to Fred Meyer An in-store branch currently operates in the Fred Meyer store.
- A bar on the corner: Corner Hustle Neighborhood Bar – which explains its mission pretty well with its title, opened at 1580 E. State St, near the Chicago Connection location in Downtown Eagle.