Citydesk just spoke to the landowner negotiating with a specialty grocery store which is expected to come to downtown Boise's west side.
Rudy Kadlub of Costa Pacific Communities owns the block bordered by 15th and 16th streets and Idaho and Bannock streets. Kadlub told Citydesk that he is in the final stages of negotiating a lease with what he calls a "unique specialty chain" which will feature local produce, staples such as meat and dairy, and nutraceuticals.
So who is it? Kadlub said he's not prepared to say just yet. He'll be scheduling neighborhood meetings for mid-September and, of course, hearings with Boise's Planning and Development Department.
When asked if we would recognize the name of the chain, Kadlub said, "probably not." Kadlub also said the chain currently doesn't have any other locations in the Northwest.
"In a best case scenario, we would break ground in early February, and would complete construction by next summer," said Kadlub.