Timber + Love to give TLC to old Koppel's building


"Your family outfitter, so much to get at Koppel's Browseville"

1986 Koppel's ad from The Borah Senator.

1986 Koppel's ad from The Borah Senator.

That jingle for Koppel's Browseville is a distant memory - as is the original store at Whitewater Park Blvd. and Fairview Ave. in Boise.  Koppel's sold a mis-mash of clothing, home goods, gas masks... pretty much whatever -- in its its distinctive warehouse store. 

The building has fallen into disrepair since Koppel's moved to State Street in the late 1990s (and ultimately closed).  With the advent of the Broadway-Chinden Connector, which was completed 25 years ago last week - the business lost its steady stream of traffic and exposure, and was in a difficult to access location.

Now, according to filings, Thom Whitworth of the "Boise Boys" and Timber + Love has applied to revamp the building. The team's Facebook page indicates the building will be the new headquarters building.  The building permit shows the building will get new paint, some interior work and other updates to the 1952 structure.

Timber + Love saw notoriety recently with their HGTV pilot show "Boise Boys." The company does remodel and design work and showcased its talent on the :30 minute show.

The pair says their business goal "has been to bring stories of restoration to our city. We love to rebuild what is broken and refresh what is worn down."

(Thanks, Christie, for the tip in the BoiseDev Facebook group!)