Food notes: Kind Cuisine Cafe and Green Chutes artist collective making short moves

doland@idahostatesman.comApril 4, 2014 

The Boise Farmers Market is headed outdoors again.


Soon-to-open Kind Cuisine Cafe and Juice Bar and artists collective Green Chutes are moving - but not far.

The businesses at Collister Shopping Center - at Collister Drive and West State Street in Boise - will be relocating within the center, where they currently share a large space.

Los Angeles-based developer Philip Voorhees, a partner in the center, found a single business to take over the spot. It will combine 4716 and 4714 W. State St. Finding such a tenant always was a caveat in the two leases.

Voorhees says he's not ready to announce the new tenant just yet. There is no exact timing on the moves yet, but it all should be settled by summer, Voorhees says.

Green Chutes will go into the former Four Star Restaurant Supply space at the west end of the center on the Collister side. Kind - which had planned to open last month - will move to the space next to Nam King Chinese Restaurant on the east end in the space now occupied by Luxe Nails and Massage. Luxe will move into the former Liberty Tax storefront. Liberty Tax is now closed.

Green Chutes opened in 2010 and shows the work of dozens of area artists. The space originally opened with Salt Tears Noshery and Coffeehouse as the restaurant. That transitioned to the short-lived Salt earlier this year and now Kind, an organic and natural foods restaurant from former Kulture Klatsch co-owner and chef Michelle Reynolds and her partners Amy Schloss and Genene Gregor.

The trio was set to open Kind restaurant last month when they learned of the move that will delay their opening until summer. Although it's an inconvenience, Reynolds says, it's also a good thing because it gives Reynolds and her team a chance to design their own kitchen and dining space.


The Boise Farmers Market will open its second season on Saturday at 10th and Grove streets.

You'll find fresh, local, spring produce, prepared foods, artisan beads and cheeses and locally made products of all kinds. It's open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This market split off from the Capital City Public Market that runs along 8th Street last year. The Capital City market will open on April 19.

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