Eastside Tavern in Boise to get replaced by sporting items retailer


The former Eastside Tavern space in Boise will soon see a new store.

As Lite FM’s Michelle Heart first reported, the southeast Boise pub was closed and later announced it would be moving to the Crickets Building to the west on Boise Ave.

Now permits indicate the space will be remodeled and expanded to accommodate Play It Again Sports. Play It Again is a Minnesota-based chain of franchised sporting goods stores that offer both new and used equipment. The chain currently has locations in Boise on Milwaukee Street and in Nampa.

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A permit states that the mall’s owner, Eastgate LLP, will remodel the corner pub area and take over an empty adjacent storefront for the sporting goods store. A vestibule that previously served as an entrance to the east side will also be eliminated.

Play It Again will again add a sporting goods presence to the mall. It previously housed a Gart Sports/Sports Authority store elsewhere on the Strip. The store closed more than a decade ago.

Eastgate received approval from the City of Boise for the center modifications. It is not yet known when the new Play It Again store will open.

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