The College of Idaho's born-again football program, the first in nearly 40 years, is triggering a mini-economic resurgence in and around the college's Caldwell campus. This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that a new restaurant and a new coffee shop are sprouting in open space that has been vacant for quite some time.
"It just happened to work out well for us that they put that football field in," Zach Kiebel, owner of Canyon County's first Pita Pit, told the Press-Tribune. "I wasn't necessarily ready to pull the trigger on a new store, but when a good location comes up, you can't let that go by."
Meanwhile, a new Human Bean drive-thru coffee shop, also close to the C of I, is made of 90 percent recycled products. The shop is hoping to open its drive-thru Monday, June 30. The Human Bean will also be a first for Canyon County.