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Eighth and Main

Saturday, Feb. 15

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Boise residents bid adieu to The Hole, the area on Eighth and Main streets that had, until fairly recently, been Idaho's most iconic urban eyesore. The Saturday after Valentine's Day, the new addition to the skyline (the tallest building not only in Boise, but in all of Idaho) is set to have its grand opening. And it's shaping up to be a hell of party.

All day leading up to the opening, there will be musical performances, food trucks, face painting and a s'mores station, which is hopefully exactly what it sounds like. There is also something in it for anybody who has inexplicably found themselves feeling nostalgic for the '90s. At 6:30 p.m., the Goo Goo Dolls are putting on a free concert outside the building in celebration of the grand opening. The band, famous for its handful of hits on the charts over the past two decades, is set to perform songs from its latest album, Magnetic (Warner Brothers, 2013).

The Eighth and Main Tower is the future home of Zions Bank, which is sponsoring the event for the public, along with the Gardner Company.