The last day was July 2 for the MickeyRay’s BBQ at 980 N. Milwaukee St.
Owner Mickey Shields closed his other MickeyRay’s location at 395 W. State St. in Eagle last year after deciding not to renew the lease. At the time, he said that the MickeyRay’s in Boise was “doing fine.”
But Shields recently decided to pursue another career opportunity. With the Boise lease also coming up for renewal, he says, the time seemed right to start this new chapter in his life.
MickeyRay’s opened in Eagle in 2010 and in Boise in 2011. The restaurant won third place this year in the “Best Local Barbecue” category of the Idaho Statesman’s Best of Treasure Valley readers choice awards.