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Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar coming to Pocatello

Oct 12th, 2017 | By
Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar will be located inside the Red Lion Hotel at 1555 Pocatello Creek Road in Pocatello.

POCATELLO — A restaurant and sports bar specializing in gourmet pizzas and pastas is expected to open in Pocatello by next spring. Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar will be located inside the Red Lion Hotel at 1555 Pocatello Creek Road, according to a news release. It will bring roughly 35 to 40 more jobs
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Direct Communications purchases Pocatello-based Optix Media

Oct 12th, 2017 | By
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Direct Communications press release POCATELLO — Local fiber optic network provider Direct Communications has purchased Pocatello-based Optix Media LLC. This deal will create the largest fiber optic network in Eastern Idaho, and link together thousands of business and residential customers stretching from Rexburg to Logan and Bear Lake to American Falls. Tim May, general manager of
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Old Rigby bowling alley transformed into state-of-the-art gym

Oct 11th, 2017 | By
Jon Hemsley training the Lady Squad class. (Natalia Hepworth/EastIdahoNews.com)

Natalia Hepworth EastIdahoNews.com RIGBY — Local fitness enthusiasts have put a dramatic spin on an old bowling alley in Rigby. “When we purchased the building, it was empty and it was freezing and it was pretty rundown,” co-owner Sarah VanSteenkiste says. After six months of renovation, the shell of a dilapidated bowling alley from 1959
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Following hurricanes, Idaho builders hope for the best, prepare for the worst

Oct 11th, 2017 | By
The five-story Columbus building in the new Ten Mile Crossing office park in Meridian is scheduled to open next summer, housing Brighton Corporation, Paylocity and others. (Courtesy of David Turnbull)

By Holly Beech Meridian Press Local builders are keeping a close watch on material prices in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. “We’re still somewhat waiting to see how much we should assume that there’s going to be some potential cost increases and potential supply issues from that region,” homebuilder Corey Barton, president
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Franz Bakery constructs new outlet in front of 17,000 square-foot shipping expansion

Oct 11th, 2017 | By
Ryan Donicht works to restock bread at the Franz Bakery Outlet store in Nampa Wednesday afternoon. (Chris Bronson/IPT)

By ERIN BAMER ebamer@idahopress.com NAMPA — The Nampa branch of Franz Bakery is adding 17,000 square feet for a new outlet and extra shipping and warehouse space. Franz Bakery is a family-owned company that was founded in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, and has since grown into a chain of nine bakeries across the Pacific Northwest.
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New pizza restaurant coming to Pocatello

Oct 10th, 2017 | By
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Boston’s Pizza Restaurant press release POCATELLO — Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s), the casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, announced today an agreement that will bring the brand’s first location to Idaho – specifically Pocatello or the ‘Gateway to the Northwest.’ The location will be
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Reed’s Dairy opens Meridian ice cream shop

Oct 9th, 2017 | By
Reed’s Dairy, based in Idaho Falls, recently opened a retail store in Meridian, offering handmade ice cream, soup, sandwiches and dairy products at 1735 W. Chinden Blvd., Suite 130. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger)

By Tony Harrison For the Journal MERIDIAN — Idaho’s best ice cream is now available in the Treasure Valley. Reed’s Dairy, a milk producer and dairy foods purveyor based in Idaho Falls, recently opened a retail store in Meridian. In August, MSN Lifestyle reported Reed’s Dairy offers the best ice cream in Idaho in a feature about the
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Idaho State Journal to have new owner

Oct 5th, 2017 | By
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By Journal Staff The parent company of the Idaho State Journal announced Thursday that it is selling all of its newspapers to the family-owned Adams Publishing Group Co. The sale will include the Journal and the Pioneer News Group Co.’s 21 other newspapers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Utah along with a newspaper and
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Idaho Falls OKs selling alcohol until 2 a.m. to help economic development

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
A section of champagne and sparkling wine at the State Liquor Store in Logan on Thursday. (Jennifer Meyers/Herald Journal)

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — Officials in this Eastern Idaho city have approved the selling of wine and liquor until 2 a.m. so the city can be more successful at attracting businesses. The Post Register reports that the Idaho Falls City Council on Thursday gave the OK that extends liquor sales by one hour. Businesses will
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Micron executive accused of insider trading at former job

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
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BOISE (AP) — The U.S. government has accused a top Micron Technology Inc. executive of sharing insider information about his former employer with family members. The Idaho Statesman reports that Anand Jayapalan, who was hired by Micron six weeks ago, is accused of giving his wife, aunt and uncle information about SanDisk that allowed them
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