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The Boardroom busts boredom with new McCall location

More than 20 years ago, The Boardroom opened its doors on State Street in Boise.Now the shop designated to all the sports you can do on a board has opened a second location in McCall.The new space on Idaho...

New bookstore fills gap left in McCall

The Barn Owl Books opened last fall, filling the void left by the closure of Blue Grouse books when it was acquired by Albertsons Companies as part of the purchase of McCall Drug.Mike and Amy Cooper opened the store...

New Albertsons store gives McCall shoppers an upgrade

During the summer of 2017, visitors to the former Paul's Market might have felt like they were shopping in a construction zone. After being acquired by Albertsons Companies, a new store was built literally over the top of the...

Shore Lodge swaps Narrows restaurant and bar

McCall's Shore Lodge shut down completely last fall. Every room, every restaurant... everything.Crews swooped in and knocked out a number of projects - including renovating the restaurants and an update to woodwork throughout the nearly 70-year old lodge on...

Wild River Java to give McCall a jolt with new building

One of the few drive-thru options in McCall is about to bulk up.Wild River Java on Highway 55 near Deinhard Lane is replacing its small coffee kiosk with a much larger location just a few feet away.The original Wild...

McCall CraftWorks adds to art supply options

McCall CraftWorks opened in early June, just in time for the peak summer season in McCall.The small store is located in the downtown area next to H&R Block at 304 Park St. , not too far from My Father's...

Albertsons+Rite Aid merger: Boise impact and analysis

Boise-based grocery giant Albertsons is set to merge with Rite Aid and again become a publicly-traded company.The transaction brings together the companies which Bob Miller has spent most of his career building. Miller started with Albertsons as a store...

Shore Lodge to close for construction; new dining options coming

McCall's Shore Lodge will fully shut down operations for a week, starting November 13th.Crews will swoop in after breakfast that day and knock out a number of projects - including "renovation of our two new restaurants," as...

New Cutwater restaurant set for McCall’s Shore Lodge

Shore Lodge will welcome a new eatery later this month, with the debut of The Cutwater.The centerpiece of the new restaurant is a 2,000 gallon saltwater aquarium filled with tropical fish and a living coral reef....

Stinker plans new McCall store

After a total rebuild of its gas station and convenience store in Donelly, Stinker is looking to add a location in McCall. The Boise-based c-store chain is in the pre-application process to build a 4,000 square foot...

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The role schools play in SW Idaho’s growth: location, bussing, and sprawl vs. density

In a few months, 1,300 students will pour through the halls of the brand new Owyhee High School on...