Closures

Tailgate Taphouse to shut down Saturday

 

Ted Challenger's latest venture will come to an end.

The Boise bar owner purchased the former Cheerleaders Bar & Grill in 2016 and converted into The Tailgate. 

Now that business will fold up its rear lift door and pack away the beer and food for good.

In just two years, the concept evolved from Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill to Tailgate Taphouse.  The location near Ann Morrison Park was tucked away, but hoped to draft off the increased customer base from student housing built in the Lusk St. neighborhood.

"We'd like to thank everyone that supported us over the last 2 years," the business wrote on Facebook. "We had some great successes and lots of fun! This decision did not come easily, but we believe it's the correct one at this time.

The last day in business will be Saturday, June 30th.

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Year-old Boise restaurant closes abruptly

Photo courtesy Rachael Fullinwider/BoiseDev Facebook group

Photo courtesy Rachael Fullinwider/BoiseDev Facebook group

Just after the new year started in 2017, locally-owned restaurant and Tap & Cask replaced national chain Tilted Kilt at 1555 S. Broadway.

Now, Tap and Cask has closed its doors after just 18 months in business.

The large 8,300 square foot eatery featured three dozen beer handles, food and cocktails from two bars.

The restaurant did not reopen Monday. T&C's Facebook page and website have been deleted. The electronic message board outside the restaurant shows "CLOSED."

 

Popular downtown soup & sandwich joint closes

There won’t be a line at Jenny’s Lunch Line today. The business is closed, and the crew behind the counter is no longer involved.

The business located behind Wise Guys Pizza at Sixth and Main served fresh sandwhiches and soups with a rotating menu. 

Married couple Kristy Scott and Jen Oneida have been working to purchase the business and earlier this month started promoting a GoFundMe account to help. The goal is $24,000 - and about $3,700 has been raised.

But the campaign didn’t come in time to make things work.

“Our deal with the owner fell through,” Scott told BoiseDev. “They are currently still trying to sell it, But it is closed in the meantime. “

The couple says they could not reach a deal with current owner HBM Marketing and decided to walk away.

”We love our customers, and never want to disappoint you. Jen and I are trying to figure out future endeavors, and hope that our break from making food for you, is a brief one,” they wrote.

The couple says any funds raised from the GoFundMe campaign will help them start a new venture.

 “Jen and I plan on opening our own place as soon as we can, and so our GoFundMe will now be going towards that goal,” Scott said  

We’ve reached out to the business owners and will update if we hear more  

 

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Wells Fargo to close Downtown Boise branch

The small Wells Fargo Bank branch near the Idaho Statehouse will close this summer.

Customers were notified this month of the pending closure - set for July 11th.  The small branch at 505 W. Bannock St. was acquired by Wells Fargo from First Security Bank in 2000.

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"This is not an easy decision or one that we take lightly," Wells Fargo spokesperson Julie Fogerson told BoiseDev. "We continue to evaluate our branch network and base our distribution strategy on customer trends, market factors and economic changes. In the case of our Capitol location, we’ve seen customer traffic decrease over time."

Fogerson said customers can use the Boise Main branch at 9th and Main in the future.

The company will close 300 branches this year - and will continue cutting physical branches as it says customers are moving to more digital means to manage money.  Fogerson could not provide specifics on if any more local branches will close. 

"However, we will continue to keep top of mind the needs of our communities and team members."

She said the number of branches could be down to "approximately 5,000" by the end of 2020. As of the 4th quarter of last year, the bank reported more than 8,300 physical locations.

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