Library! at Hillcrest to expand

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The Boise Public Library branch in the Hillcrest Shopping Center is set to expand, according to permits filed last week.

The neighborhood library will fill in a portion of the former Hillcrest 'mall' hallway that once gave access to smaller shops like Mike's Hillcrest Restaurant. The expansion will add 2,373 square feet to the existing library space, and and significantly increase occupancy.

The expansion will bring the library flush with the rest of the shopping center, and will expand available space for the Step Ahead non-profit college tutoring service.

The Hillcrest Shopping Center is also for sale - listed at $19.6 million.