If you're a foodie in Boise, you've got a lot to be excited about! 

How many times have you driven through Downtown Boise to get on the connector without a clue what the construction they're doing in BoDo actually was? My husband literally has to drive past it every day to get to his job and had no clue that what he was witnessing was the construction of a new food hall.

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When construction is complete, the 29,000 square foot food hall will go by the name "The Warehouse" and house more than 20 local restaurants and retail tenants. It's not scheduled to be complete until 2022, but we know that it's giving us additional locations for Paddles Up Poke and Rush Bowls. It'll also be home to "The Loading Dock," which their website calls the food hall's "no-drill spot for a beer and a shot."

With just three tenants announced so far, we're eagerly waiting to hear what other food options will fill the new space.

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In the meantime, those looking for new places to eat in the Treasure Valley have plenty of options! Over 30 incredibly gutsy restaurateurs have opened their doors to hungry residents since the pandemic began in March 2020. Here's a look at some of the options that have sprouted up over the last 18 months.

30 Restaurants Have Opened in the Boise Area Since the Beginning of Pandemic

Opening during a worldwide pandemic that was exceptionally tough for the restaurant industry takes guts. These restaurant owners took the chance and opened their doors since March 2020.

30 Restaurants Have Opened in the Boise Area Since the Beginning of Pandemic

Opening during a worldwide pandemic that was exceptionally tough for the restaurant industry takes guts. These restaurant owners took the chance and opened their doors since March 2020.

38 Treasure Valley Businesses We've Lost Since March 2020

While many of these closures were pandemic related, some of these businesses were struggling before being forced to shut down during Idaho's "Stay Home Order." Several of the vacant store fronts have already found new tenants, while others are still vacant.