Words & Deeds

Neighborhood grocery store, restaurant closes in Boise’s West End

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Jerry’s 27th Street Market, a longtime staple of Boise’s West End neighborhood, has closed.

The convenience store and eatery will hold a parking lot sale May 13-15, according to a voice mail at the Jerry’s phone number. “Everything from household goods to coolers, to holiday decorations and leftover inventory,” explains a woman’s voice.

Jerry’s began as a produce stand in the 1950s. Jerry and Hiral Fandel bought the market from previous owner Jerry Burt more than a decade ago. The Fandels remodeled the business in 2012 and added full-service restaurant to augment a to-go deli.

Jerry’s “serves a diverse neighborhood that’s home to the Islamic Center of Boise and many refugee families,” the Statesman wrote in 2012. “It will remain a spot where neighbors can buy their groceries, but Fandel is adding a seating area and expanding his menu. The offerings will be as diverse as the neighborhood: Chicago deep dish pizza, and Indian and German food.”

Neighbors could sip a beer and enjoy live music on the patio. Or grab a lottery scratchcard and a gallon of milk to go.