A specialty tenant of the mixed-use development at Tenth and Main, Bodega Boise offers a good deal in just 1,500 square feet. From groceries to prepared foods to fresh coffee and plenty of local flavor, this modern c-store is keen to become a neighborhood fixture.
Bodega Boise, according to its website, began as a dream for Managing Partner Taylor Hunt, who after living in downtown for about a decade, grew frustrated with the area’s expanding food desert. Ford’s Market, The Metro and Hollywood Market had all shuttered, forcing Hunt to buy glasses of milk from local coffee shops in order to eat his breakfast cereal, as that was easier than getting his car out of a garage, driving to a supermarket, shopping and waiting in line. After a visit to Manhattan’s Lower East Side, he knew the solution to his supply problem, and Bodega Boise was born.
The building’s historic concrete cast-in-place structure is a featured part of the interior architecture, while high ceilings, bright lights and exposed mechanics communicate a fresh, modern take on the traditional city bodega, say store designers Cushing Terrell.
Bodega Boise is as much a place to buy essential groceries and fresh grab-and-go offerings as it is a place to play pinball. Terminator Judgment Day anyone?
“Our goal is to try and get the items that our neighbors need on a regular basis into our inventory, and to be a trusted and valued addition to the neighborhood. We want you to come in, get a cup of coffee, and hang out for a while if you like. Get something to eat, and if you need some groceries, we will probably have what you are after,” says the website.
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