The former Eastside Tavern space in Boise will soon see a new store.
Now, permits indicate the space will be remodeled and expanded to house Play It Again Sports. Play It Again is a Minnesota-based chain of franchised sporting goods stores that provide both new and used equipment. The chain currently has locations in Boise on Milwaukee St. and in Nampa.
A permit indicates the shopping center’s owner, Eastgate LLP, will remodel the corner bar space and take over an empty adjacent storefront for the sporting goods store. It will also eliminate a vestibule space that previously served as the Eastside entry.
Play It Again will add back a sporting goods presence to the shopping center. It previously hosted a Gart Sports/Sports Authority store elsewhere in the strip. The store closed more than a decade ago.
Eastgate got approval from the City of Boise for the changes to the center. It is unknown when the new Play It Again store will open.