In other growing news, the popular Meridian craft beer store Brewforia will soon be expanding to Bown Crossing. Brewforia's second location is slated to open in mid- to late-April in the space that formerly housed the Tavern Wine Market.
"We'll have 600-700 beers at the new store, 10 taps, a patio," confirmed owner Rick Boyd. "We are serving food, but the menu out there will have to be a little bit different than the menu here in Meridian because of Flatbread and some exclusive arrangements they have regarding pizza."
Also on the horizon for Brewforia is the inaugural BODO Craft Brewers Festival slated for Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, in BODO.
"We'll have about 40 different brewers there from throughout the Northwest and Intermountain West area," said Boyd. "There will be over 100 beers, some great food, entertainment ... It's the kickoff for Boise Beer Week and American Craft Beer Week."
The BODO Craft Brewers Festival will take place in conjunction with the Idaho Green Expo and primarily showcase regional beers with a low carbon footprint.
"We're going to be bringing in beer from brands that people here in town are already familiar with," said Boyd. "We'll also have a pretty good selection of beer from some smaller, independent breweries that currently don't have any exposure in this market."
In other restaurant-expansion news, Yokozuna Teriyaki opened another location on March 10 on Fairview Avenue between Locust Grove and Eagle Road in Meridian.