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Small new restaurant and bar with tacos set for Boise’s Bown Crossing


A new restaurant is set to open in the old Bier: Thirty space in Boise’s Bown Crossing. The team behind Flatbread Community Oven is at work on remodeling the beer and tapas restaurant for a new concept: Barrio.

Lisa and Robert Lumsden have applied with the City of Boise to make changes to the old restaurant space – including revamping the interior layout, adding new patio doors and a trellis to shade the patio along Bown Way.

The pair also applied with the State of Idaho for a full liquor license for the restaurant. Bier:Thirty had a beer and wine license, whereas Barrio will be able to serve a full line of cocktails.

The Idaho Statesman reports the new bar will feature a small menu of street tacos and additional items.

Barrio – which means neighborhood in Spanish – is a popular, punny name for Mexican-inspired bars. Boise’s Barrio isn’t related to the Barrio 75 restaurant in Ketchum, the east coast chain, or restaurants in Seattle, Salt Lake or elsewhere.

The Lumsden’s also own and operate the Flatbread Neopolitan Pizzeria chain, which features its original location just up the street in Bown Crossing. In 2019 they launched Eight Thirty Common in Downtown Meridian.

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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