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Another Downtown Boise restaurant closes for good. It’s one of many

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Another Downtown Boise restaurant quietly closed for good. It’s the latest in a string of closings in the city’s core.

Main Street Deli and Il Sugo closed last summer, with a sign in the window promising a reopening in a few weeks. But now, the space is for lease, signage has been removed and equipment has been cleared out.

Main Street Deli/Il Sugo owner Grant Rosendahl opened a new location of the Il Sugo side of the concept on MacMillan in Meridian. That restaurant remains open and recently added lunch service.

Many Downtown Boise restaurants have closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the city dotted with empty spaces.

  • 8th St. Deli closed for COVID and didn’t reopen. The space is also for lease.

  • Good Burger closed its downtown store with a promise to move to a drive-thru location, which hasn’t materialized. This space has been filled with another burger restaurant.

  • Ha’ Penny Irish Pub canceled its 2020 St. Patricks’ Day celebration – and then closed for good. It was replaced by Deluca’s

  • Kiwi Shake and Bake shut down in December 2020 for good. A new bagel eatery will take its spot.

  • Gyro Shack closed its Main St. store. It has been replaced by Negranti Creamery.

In addition to the closures, a few restaurants are available for sale or lease. While the listings often don’t say what the restaurant is, you might be able to make an educated guess.

  • A ‘large standalone restaurant property” with a liquor license in an area with paid parking in the Treasure Valley. Downtown is the only area in the valley that meets the description.

  • An ‘iconic‘ downtown restaurant in a condo building.
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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