Now Open! CHOW Public Market & Eatery

We are bringing a new kind of approach to shop, dine, and unwind. Rumors are swirling about a new breed of dining destination that is "Now Open" at the Boise Spectrum. Boiseans will be able to experience a unique culinary collection of local Boise food vendors, all under one roof. It is said to be a perfect balance of local market place, restaurant, and gathering place for people.

CHOW in the News...

Keepin' it Local: Chow down and shop at Chow Public Market and Eatery

New Boise public market opens next week with restaurants, boutique shops, a bar, patio

A new season is coming in South Boise. Chow time is almost here.

The Boise Spectrum's long-awaited public market is scheduled to open June 21 at 7609 W. Overland Road next to Edwards Cinemas.

Not only is that the first day of summer, it's the same day the Spectrum hosts its free weekly concert series, Thursday Thunder, in the courtyard. Disco cover band $oul Purpo$e will help Chow customers "celebrate and have a good time," to quote a Kool & The Gang song on the setlist.


Idaho's 'first of its kind' public market comes to the Treasure Valley

Construction is underway at the Treasure Valley's first year round public market, called Chow.

"We have a very active community in Boise, whether its biking, running, and they discover the outdoors, they discover opportunities," says owner and entrepreneur Nicholas Jones. "That's what Chow is, it's about discovery."

Boise native and entrepreneur Nicholas Jones says Chow has been a dream of his for years.


Some public markets have been around for decades or even centuries, such as Seattle’s Pike Place Market and Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Many are more recent, such as the Milwaukee Public Market that opened in 2005, and Oxbow Public Market in Napa, Calif., which opened in 2007.


Imagine walking into Boise’s new public marketplace, ordering a glass of wine, grabbing a bite from a local restaurant, then browsing Idaho vendors for cheeses or sweets.

It’s coming at a new dining and beverage-sipping destination at the Boise Spectrum in West Boise.