Boise Dev states that Barbacoa owner Martine Castoro and her family will branch out downtown!

Coa de Jima is planned in the former space occupied by El Gallo Giro on Main St. across from Boise City Hall. The Mexican restaurant closed last month.

In its place, an extensive remodel is slated according to permits. The restaurant space would see a reconfiguration with seating for about 100. Most of the existing finishes will be removed and replaced, with banquette and table seating throughout the restaurant. A new bar will replace the existing bar in the restaurant. Some of the existing finishes are leftover from the former Flatbread Community Oven which occupied the building before El Gallo Giro.”


 According to BoiseDev, "The old bar space at Old Chicago is lit up in new hues – and soon will put forth a new offering. The owners of Mai Thai revamped the bar space for Union Block Bar and Eatery.

For now, though, the restaurant won’t open its doors to the public – instead offering its menu up for delivery and takeout. But soon, you’ll get to check out the purple-toned revamp of the space, starting with an opening on January 11th.

The menu is extensive and features a gastro-pub flare. The Old Fashioned Burger features a local beef grind, while the Meatball Hoage mixes pork and beef with marinara, peppers, and onions. A variety of pasta dishes include duck confit, four-cheese mac and cheese, and pork belly carbon era. Flatbreads on the menu include a sausage variety as well as a grilled chicken pesto. Plus, salads, sides, and a variety of share plates round out the offerings.”

BoiseDev reported, "In 2020, that VillaSport is moving forward on Eagle Rd. and Ustick Rd.
The VillaSport complex developers were working on attaining a $2.485 million permit. The complex that is a gym, spa, bar, restaurant and social club would stand at 114,300 square feet."

BoiseDev announces, "Topgolf, a golf venue made for socializing, has locations in several big cities including Salt Lake. In 2019 the company announced its plans on expanding to smaller cities.

As BoiseDev first reported in 2019, A Topgolf-style venue is slated for the Eagle View Landing development at Eagle Rd. and I-84 in Meridian according to plans.

But neither developer Ball Ventures Ahlquist or Topgolf itself has confirmed the project or given a timeline. But an announcement could come in 2021."