Grove Plaza

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

At a Boise City Council meeting this week, councilmembers doubled down on taking over the Grove Plaza from Capital City Development Corporation. Members reconsidered language in the transfer deal.


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Idaho Statesman

Police are investigating after a giant star at the top of Boise's official Christmas tree vanished on New Year's Day.

Downtown Boise Association Executive Director Lynn Hightower says they reported the theft to police Tuesday morning after a video surfaced.

KTVB-TV reports that Darrin Walton was staying in a nearby hotel and shot video at 3 a.m. on Monday after noticing movement. Lighted branches on the 30-foot (9-meter) tree sway as someone climbs to the top and the white light of the star goes dark.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

The Grove Plaza in downtown Boise has been undergoing renovations for many months and is finally set to re-open. On Wednesday, the plaza opens with its first session of Alive After Five, the city’s summer concert series.