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Beating the Summer Heat with Diverse Offerings in Boise

Discover Boise’s Diversity

Learn about Boise’s diverse history at the Erma Hayman House. Erma Hayman, a prominent African American community member, spent a significant part of her 102 years living in a one-bedroom house in Boise’s River Street neighborhood. For most of the 20th century, River Street was the city’s most ethnically and racially diverse community, home to immigrants from the Basque region, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Japan, Russia, and elsewhere. By 1940, housing segregation had made River Street home to the majority of Boise’s African American residents, including Erma’s family. Following years of development, Erma’s former home is the only single-family house remaining on River Street. In 2018, the City of Boise acquired the home. It’s since been under construction to preserve and restore the property, as well as meet code and floodplain requirements. Recently, the Micron Foundation donated $50,000 to support preservation efforts. The home is scheduled to open to the public in September 2022.

Support Local Refugees: As Boise welcomes more residents from around the globe, we’re highlighting local refugee-owned businesses. We encourage you to visit: 

(List courtesy of the International Rescue Committee)

Boise’s New Food Hall Opens July 12th

Boise will get a new go-to culinary destination when The Warehouse Food Hall opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12. Come grab a bite or drink at any of the 12 food and beverage options, including some of the city’s best independently owned businesses and local favorites. Located in BoDo as an extension of the 8th Street dining district, The Warehouse offers live entertainment Thursday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. and complimentary public Wi-Fi. Daily hours are Sunday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 10:30a.m. – 10 p.m.The food hall is also adjacent to other crowd favorites including The Stil and Treefort Music Hall. 

The Vendor Lineup Includes:

  • Anzalone Pizza
  • Bao Boi
  • Caffe D’arte
  • CAMP Cocktail Bar
  • Freshie’s Lobster Co.
  • Gaston’s Bakery
  • Neighbor Tim’s BBQ
  • Rush Bowls
  • The Loading Dock
  • Totally Toasted
  • Waffle Love
  • Wok N’ Roll
  • Piedaho (coming this fall)

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