Although many of us never thought it would happen, the space at the corner of Eighth and Main that was once a gaping hole is now the location of the 350,000-square-foot, somewhat confusingly named Eighth and Main--and the new Idaho headquarters of Zions Bank. And not only does the concrete and glass building now rise high above the downtown-Boise skyline, it rises high above any other Idaho skyline as well: because of the spire that tops the skyscraper, the Boise tower is officially the tallest building in Idaho. While the tower and its spire are still the subject of some controversy, it's only natural that the grand opening of such a building--on Saturday, Feb. 15--would be celebrated by its owners in a manner that befits such an occasion: a day of family friendly activities culminating in a live concert from '90s hit-radio regulars the Goo Goo Dolls on Main Street. Food trucks will be on site and events, which include facepainting, craft booths and more, begin at 1 p.m. A ribbon cutting for the new building is from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and the Goo Goo Dolls perform at 6:30 p.m. Main Street between Ninth Street and Capitol Boulevard will be closed to accommodate the stage.
In a press release, Zions Bank President and CEO Scott Anderson said, "We believe that this epic celebration is fitting as we close the books on 'the Hole' and pay tribute to the beautiful new building that's taken its place as the tallest in Idaho. We hope citizens from Boise and beyond will join us to celebrate our new headquarters, which will provide expanded resources and services to individuals and businesses in the Gem State."
For more information, visit zionsbank.com.