News editor Nathaniel Hoffman and I took a jaunt across downtown last night to check out the grand opening of Boise's new North Face store. The big-box retailer has set up shop on the corner of Eighth and Idaho streets in the Mode Building, which has been extensively remodeled to accommodate the new store.
As we worked the crowd and took in a talk from mountaineer Pete Athans, who's climbed Mt. Everest seven times, I couldn't help but have a laugh over the fact that my "who's who of Boise" event for the week was a North Face opening.
While there, I had a chance to check out Jason Crawforth's new iTunes application. Crawforth, who owns Pie Hole and Lush, is selling his iMakeDecisions through the iTunes store, and it's a pretty cool little $1.99 application. Check it out and support a local entrepreneur.
The worst news to come out the evening was the Tacabi is closing. The Japanese restaurant on Eighth Street will serve its last meal Sunday, Nov. 30.