Plans to restore the Historic Averyl Building on Main Street are moving forward. In an article that broke on BoiseDev, it was revealed that Michelin-starred chef and Boise native Cal Elliot has plans to renovate and restore the once-thriving location. The project has been named “The Avery Building”.
Elliot’s plans include keeping the building as a historic location. The construction plans have been approved by the National Park Service for an 8.5 million rehabilitation budget. The building will soon house two new restaurants, the Avery and Tiner’s Alley, and a hotel.
The Avery will offer a cozy dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating. Tiner’s Alley intends to be a restaurant and bar, featuring the historic Blue’s Boquet Brunswick Bar. Both restaurants will have historic fireplaces and be located next to common public areas. Elliot also intends to restore the grandeur of the previous occupant’s lobby, Hotel Manitou, and offer a 39-room hotel upstairs.
The 119-year old building has had a number of previous occupants. The path to restoring it’s former glory while preserving its history has been an ongoing process. To learn more about the plans, in-depth, visit BoiseDev.