Split Rail to split for new spot up Chinden Blvd.


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Split Rail Winery is movin’ on up… the street.

The Garden City winery with the combination tasting room and production facility crammed into a small warehouse at 43rd St. and Chinden Blvd. announced it will move to a new spot. The winery will move to a new home on the site of the former Dale’s Auto Sales at 3200 W. Chinden.

Longtime stalwart Dale’s now operates from a location on Fairview Ave. in Meridian. Dale Durham and retired earlier this month and sold the half-acre property to Split Rail.

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Split Rail teased the move with a quirky Instagram video maligning its current location, poking fun at limited seating options and patio space. In the video, Split Rail’s Casey Lea and Jed Glavin got in a mock tiff over the lack of room at the 43rd St. site:

Casey: “Where do you want me to put this?”
Jed: “I don’t know, there’s no damn space.”

In the follow-up, Jed and co-owner Laura Hefner-Glavin appear in front of the long-standing Dale’s sign and announce “it’s 2021 and change is coming!”

Split Rail uses local products and works to “explore new wines and wine styles,” with a “love for drinking, eating and debauchery.”

Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don Day - BoiseDev Editor & Founder
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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