Boise Bench

Old Rockies Diner won’t become a pho restaurant. ‘Over the top’ tattoo shop planned instead

In the summer of 2020, Rockies Diner on Overland Rd. in Boise served up shakes and burgers on skates for the last time. The...

Eagle firm makes former Statesman building star of YouTube series on self-storage conversion

Construction to remodel the former Idaho Statesman building into storage units could start soon. And the project is the focus of an amateur YouTube...

Boise Bench project could add additional apartments near Franklin & Curtis

A new apartment complex could go up on the Boise Bench on the site of an aging surface parking lot and bare ground. RJG Corp....

ICYMI 2021: Change of hands: After 73 years in Boise, Lee’s Candies has new owners

Originally published September 1, 2021. One of Idaho's oldest candy shops has been open since 1947 and continues to be the go-to sweet spot for...

Assisted living to transitional housing on the Boise Bench? Inside Boise Rescue Mission’s new proposal

New housing for those looking to step out of homelessness could be coming to the Boise Bench.  Earlier this month, Boise Rescue Mission, a network...

New brunch restaurants opening soon on the Boise Bench, McCall

Last spring, BoiseDev told you about a new brunch spot called the Huck House Brunchette opening in Garden City on State Street. It was...

Proposed Boise Bench apartments would use ‘density bonus’ to add rent restricted units

A developer hopes to build 50 apartments along Vista Ave. and looks to provide a few units with rent restrictions under the city's Housing...

You Asked: What’s happening at the site of the burned down Los Mariachis?

In early 2019, a fire ripped through the Los Mariachis restaurant in Boise. After 17 years at 6566 W. Fairview Ave on the Boise...

City leaders called it a ‘half-baked cake.’ Now developers are trying again on a Bench townhome project

After the Boise City Council turned down a townhome project on the Boise Bench, calling it a "half-baked cake," the developer is trying a...

New mural along Connector, Greenbelt dresses up large unsightly wall

A large new mural dressed up a concrete wall along the I-184 Connector and Boise Greenbelt. The wall sits on Garden St., at the base...

Food trucks, event center and… cactuses? New center proposed for Boise Bench

If you love cactuses and are hoping to hold an event, you’re in luck.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council approved a new combination special event...

Change of hands: After 73 years in Boise, Lee’s Candies has new owners

One of Idaho's oldest candy shops has been open since 1947 and continues to be the go-to sweet spot for many. Located in the...

Scaled-down townhome project approved on Boise Bench

A new townhome development is headed to the Boise Bench. Boise City Council unanimously approved a subdivision with 15 townhomes at the corner of Overland...

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...

You Asked: Is Boise’s affordable apartment complex at Franklin & Orchard still in the works?

In 2019, BoiseDev first told you about a City of Boise plan to redevelop the vacant former Franklin School site at Franklin Rd. and...