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A ‘Bougie’ brunch and new Crescent headed for Boise Bench

The Crescent No Lawyers Bar & Grill is still on track for a makeover. 

Spokane developer Jordan Tampien applied for building permits this week to complete the overhaul of the long-time Boise Bench restaurant into two new eateries this fall. One half of the restaurant will become a brewpub called Crescent Public House and the other will be a high-end brunch spot called The Bougie Biscuit. 

(Bougie, as defined by means “characteristic of a person who indulges in some of the luxuries and comforts of a fancy lifestyle”.)

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So far, Tampien’s employees have put in new flooring, paint and other interior changes. The new round of building permits will be for the larger changes, like new windows and splitting the restaurant in half. He expects the new restaurant will hire between 20 and 30 employees. 

“We are looking at a tentative opening in October,” he told BoiseDev.

Tampien is also planning 48 apartments on the property. The application already earned Design Review approval and Tampien estimates the two, 24-unit buildings will be ready for new tenants by fall of 2022. 

This is one of several projects his group has in the works in Ada County. He is also developing some parcels on 34th Street in Garden City and revamping the old Dutch Goose. 

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Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel - BoiseDev Sr. Reporter
Margaret Carmel is a BoiseDev reporter focused on the City of Boise, housing, homelessness and growth. Contact her at [email protected] or by phone at (757)705-8066.

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