Boise, Idaho




20,000 sf

Trader Joe’s Boise

The block on Capitol that borders Front and Broad streets was used as an unpaved parking lot for many years. Today the corner is home to a very popular Trader Joe’s grocery store that provides people who live and work downtown with a grocery option as well as three stand-alone restaurants: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panda Express, and Mod Pizza. All 4 buildings total approximately 20,000 SF. erstad ARCHITECTS worked closely with the developer and the City of Boise to come up with a design that enhances this prominent downtown corner. The buildings’ design includes a varied combination of materials including clay masonry brick, prefinished steel panels, wood ceiling/soffits, and decorative steel panels that provide screening throughout the site. Although not required per City code, the site also offers 81 parking spaces and landscaping, beautifying a once dirt-filled lot on a very prominent corner in downtown Boise.

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