Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bakery opening on First Street; Happy Chinese, Idaho Youth Ranch plan moves

Here are a few more tidbits gleaned today from my visit to the Idaho Falls Building Department office and keeping my eyes and ears open as I go about my business

F.J ."Tiger" and Neccia Hahn, are remodeling a house at 335 First Street into Buttercup Bakery and Bistro. They hired Alderson Karst and Mitro of Idaho Falls for the redesign, and when finished the project will be 977 square feet. Neccia Hahn recently spent time in Northern California to learn the ins and outs of making artisinal bread.

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Happy Chinese Restaurant has filed plans to relocate to 504 Shoup Avenue, where the Grand Victoria Wedding and Reception Center used to be. The floor plan features seating for 135.

Idaho Youth Ranch is planning to relocate its thrift store from 478 Shoup Avenue to the vacant Honk's 99 location on Woodruff Avenue next to WinCo Foods. More floor space, more parking. The opening date of the new store has been set for Aug. 3.

We'll be reporting more on this as the summer progresses.