A Toast to the Hosts
If there was an award for Most Uplifting Awards Show, we’d have to humbly submit the Boise ROSE Awards. In this case, ROSE stands for Recognition of Service Excellence. The concept is: To Celebrate those among us who rarely get public recognition for making Boise the welcoming and lively place for visitors that it is today. When the spotlight shines for this event, it shines on the folks who drive the shuttles, welcome the guests, provide them with food, and help visitors to Idaho’s capital city feel like they’re at home. The nominations and votes come from you, and so do the votes. So save the date: April 18 and join our host with the most, Tim Johnstone (you may recognize that voice from 94.9FM The River) when he gets the show rolling. Find out more here.
Openings in Downtown
It’s just what it sounds like: an open space where visitors can try food concepts without forcing those startups to open their own brick-and-mortar restaurant … yet. The Warehouse Food Hall, located at 370 S 8th Street, has announced its first three tenants are Paddles Up Poke, Rush Bowls and The Loading Dock. Owned and operated by Beloit, WI-based Geronimo Hospitality Group, so far the Warehouse is host to two familiar names: Paddles Up Poke and Rush Bowls.Watch for further news here. But don’t stop there: The same development group is working on a hotel concept just a few blocks away, on 11th and Grove Street. The Hotel Renegade concept now under consideration would add a boutique-hotel feeling to the sleepy zone of Grove Street. The plan is for 124 rooms in eight stories. But wait, there’s more. This week should see the unveiling of the new Greater Boise Aquatic Center. Find out more here.
Spirit Airlines To Offer Flights to Boise – Idaho Press
Five Local Spots Offer Peaceful Local Tourism – Idaho Statesman