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Huge new brewery coming to former garden center spot: patios, bar, events & more

Last year, we told you about the closure of the large 36th Street Garden Center in Boise’s North End near the foothills. The huge space was home to a unique mix of gifts, gardening supplies, and a cafe.

And in the months since, the building sat empty.

Now, Sockeye Brewing will take over the building, with a huge 12,000 facility that it hopes will open next year.

“Since we shuttered our location at Cole and Ustick, we have been on a deliberate search for a site that would make a statement and reflect the next chapter of Sockeye Brewing,” Sockeye business manager Janice Skinner said. “We are thrilled to have found a spot that’s not only beautiful but will be central to Boise’s foothills and well within reach of downtown and other portions of the Treasure Valley.”

[A new Downtown Boise pub just opened. It already closed. It’s unclear why]

The new Sockeye spot will complement the brewery’s flagship production and restaurant space on Fairview Ave. The 36th St. location will include a full restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, beer and wine service and an event space inside. The tap system will include more than two dozen handles.

Sockeye launched 25 years ago, and has seen a flurry of news of late. It moved an old Bench trolley to its Fairview site, completely rebranded its packaging, and now will work on the 36th St. location.

Sockeye will hold a two-day anniversary celebration with a concert at Expo Idaho Friday and a car show at the Fairview location Saturday.

Don Day - BoiseDev editor
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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