Eastside Tavern in Boise to be replaced by sporting goods store

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The former Eastside Tavern space in Boise will soon see a new store.

As Lite FM’s Michelle Heart first reported, the southeast Boise watering hole closed, and later announced it would move to the Crickets building to the west on Boise Ave.

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.

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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.

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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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