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Downtown Office Depot set to close up shop, with food hall ahead

Downtown Boise will soon be without an office supply store.

As BoiseDev first told you last year, Office Depot will close its store on Broad St. It will make way for a new food hall under construction in the Bodo development.

Hendricks Commercial Properties, which owns Bodo, told us last year the Office Depot lease would not be renewed. Office Depot did not respond to our requests for comment.

Going out of business signs went up recently, and a liquidation sale started. An employee in the store said it would close by April.

The closure will leave the Office Depot/OfficeMax chain with two local locations.

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Despite lots of offices, folks will no longer find a place to grab office supplies in Downtown Boise, with the exception of a limited stock of items at a few grocery-focused stores. As the long-running documentary on Dunder-Mifflin known as The Office pointed out, paper and office supply sales have largely moved online.

Food hall ahead

The Warehouse Bodo Boise
A rendering of the interior of The Warehouse food hall planned for Boise’s Bodo. Courtesy Hendricks Commercial Properties

Hendricks started work on The Wareouse food hall concept, which will include a large open space with several small food vendors arranged around the outside. It will take over most of the first floor of the block, including the former Urban Outfitters, Loft, Jos. A. Bank and Office Depot spaces. The STIL and Caffe D’Arte will see a reconfiguration and the stores will incorporate into the new design.

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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 don@boisedev.com.

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