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Comment Archives: Locations: Shops: 4 Stars

Re: “Idaho Made

Great place for the unique gifts. Friendly environment. Wonderful gifts for that special person.

Posted by Anita Quick on 03/14/2016 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Alia's Coffeehouse

A very nice place to go to talk or read or just think, and the coffee is good as well. The people are nice as well as the service.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Raven Scott on 04/08/2014 at 4:56 PM

Re: “The Bird Stop Coffee House

We are in Caldwell and it's so refreshing to have a place to sit down and have a nice cup of coffee. They have sandwiches, muffins, Dawson Taylor coffee and, during the evening, they serve wine and beer. We have been once to see the live music and my girls loved it; we're going tonight to enjoy some music out on the patio. I'm going to have an iced coffee and my husband is looking forward to one of the microbrews on tap. Thanks so much, Bird Stop, Caldwell desperately needed this!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Sara Teats on 07/19/2013 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Java-Downtown

downtown is my favorite boise joint. even more so than hyde park's. i rate it a 4 only because in winter the place is cold. and drafty. the bowl of soul? ... sure. but drinking out of a bowl is not only weird, it's pretentiously trendy, not to mention silly looking. go for the mexican mocha instead. i've sampled every boise coffee that serves this, and downtown Java's is the best.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by beatrix on 01/01/2013 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Idaho Athletic Club

This review is mainly for the Meridian club. But It applies to the company as a whole.

Love the Group X class schedule and loving the new floor in the classroom. I like to meet up with my friends, take a class, then relax in the pool area. This club has everything I need and more. My only concern is getting the pool set at a certain temp. Some days its warm, other days it kinda cold. Not sure if it has to do with maintenance, but my joints just get stiff when its cold.

My granddaughter always ask if she can go with me or when I am going next. She has taken a liken to some of the daycare staff. Daycare is not free, it's about $2.50 per visit. I think they have a unlimited monthly option though. I just usually have my granddaughter a couple days out of the week. We also like to take advantage of family swim on the weekends.

Overall, I like this club. If you are new to living a healthy lifestyle, changes like this can be tough. Just make sure to surround yourself with positive people that'll show support. I know its beneficial to have workout buddies. It helps me to hold myself accountable. This group exercise also encourages me to see some friendly familiar faces on a daily basis.

I recommend this company to my friends and family. I've already gotten a couple of my friends to sign up. I got a couple of free months for the referrals. Contracts used to be for 24 months, but now they only do 12 months. Or you can pay in full, which is what I did. All in all, I'm a happy camper.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jenna Spencer on 12/24/2012 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Groove Coffee, Espresso & Wine Cafe

Nice little coffee shop. The staff is friendly and the location is comfortable. They make a nice Mexican Mocha and the kids always enjoy the hot cocoa. Nice alternative to the Tullys in Fred Meyers.

Posted by meridiangarden on 03/24/2011 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Le Cafe de Paris

Le Cafe will always have a place in my heart, but the last three evenings I have been in to share a dessert, I have been incredibly disappointed with the service. The waitress (same one) has obviously been in a hurry to close early on a Saturday evening and spent the majority of her time flirting with customers or chatting with friends instead of serving us. Obviously this doesn't invalidate the entire establishment, but it has been frustrating.

Posted by tarragon on 03/10/2011 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Treasure Valley Fitness

All do respect. My response is due to this confusing comments.This is on response to "Tanzia" comments. I have 3 memberships in Boise. I live at one end of town, work on the other and spend the rest of my time in Nampa. So 3 memberships fits my lifestyle. I have been a member at gyms since the 80's. And even worked at a few gyms myself and know the scams and negative things some gyms do. I have been at TVF since they opened the doors. I was a member at 24 when it was in the same building and that building I always liked. And yes the building is old. But these guys are getting the club rolling and I like it! I see the owner painting, cleaning and the whole nine. Tell me what other gym here in Boise you see the owner cleaning and painting and even bothering to speak with members and not hiding behind the 2 way glass.
As far as TVF being bad business and" not allowing a cancellation membership and refund training" comment. Are you ridiculous? I am not a rocket scientist and have a been a member at gyms for 20+ years and do not know of anyone getting refunded for unused training sessions. I can't return my jug of milk 1/2 empty to the store and get the difference back. When I signed up I was told it was a 12 month contract and I am bound to it. And I was also told it would be month to month after the 12 months. And everything happened accordingly.So I find it hard to believe that were unruly to you. I am now a month to month active member and can cancel whenever I want. I am happy with that gym. They are just trying to make a living like any other business. Tanzia, whom ever you may be. If you are so sour about that gym or any gym in general. You went there by choice. And hopefully if and when you do join another gym. Read your membership form and ask needed questions like any other person in this world does before giving personal information away and signing documents. And make sure everything is "on paper" and get copies and understand
of the terms before you sign up at a gym. Or workout at home.

C. Neuman-

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Posted by cneuman on 01/11/2011 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Repeat Boutique

I would say it's definitely one of the better used clothing stores in town. They give you more money for your clothes than any of the other stores: 40% cash or 50% store credit. Pretty good selection, good sales, great prices!

Posted by danieller17 on 07/05/2010 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Parkcenter Fitness and Rec

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL COMMENTS AND I AM VERY PROUD OF MY STAFF. IN MY 35 YEARS IN THE HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY I COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER CREW. MEMBERS COMMENT TO ME EVERY DAY HOW FRIENDLY THEY ARE AND HOW WELCOME THEY FEEL FROM THE MOMENT THEY ENTER THE PARKING LOT. AND THE MEMBERS ARE THE BEST. PARKCENTER FITNESS IS NOT A MEMBERSHIP GYM IT’S A REAL PEOPLE GYM WITH OUT ALL THE ATTITUDES AND ALL THE POSTURING. THE MEMBERS HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE FROM DAY ONE IN OCT OF LAST YEAR WHEN THERE WHERE 3 CARS IN THE PARKING LOT THE PLACE I THOUGHT WAS ABANDON. IT HAS COME A LONG WAY AND WEAR GETTING THERE. WE DON’T HAVE ANY SALES PEOPLE BECAUSE FOR THE PRICE AND NO CONTRACT MONTH TO MONTH MY PORTER ENROLLS NEW MEMBERS ANY BODY CAN. I DON’T CHARGE ALL THOSE FEE BECAUSE I WOULD RATHER HAVE MY MEMBERS INVEST IN PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE TO INSURE THEY REACH THERE GOAL. ALSO WITH THE TRAINING YOU ONLY PAY FOR THE TIME YOUR WITH THE TRAINER SO AFTER YOU WALK IN AND YOUR TRAINER HAS YOU GET ON THE TREADMILL MILL OR WORM UP FOR 20/30 MIN YOU GET ABOUT 30 MINUTES WITH THEM SO IF YOU ARE SPENDING MORE THAN $30 A SESSION I‘M SORRY.
SO TO MY MEMBERS AND MY STAFF THANK YOU FOR COMING IN AND NEVER HESITATE IF I CAN DO ANYTHING TO MAKE YOUR STAY MORE COMFORTABLE AND HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS LET ME KNOW MY DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN OR JUST GRAB ME OUT ON THE FLOOR OR AT THE FRONT DESK I WORK FOR YOU.

SINCERELY

JIM @ THE GYM

P.S HAVE I MADE EVERYBODY HAPPY I THANK NOT BUT I GAVE IT MY BEST EFFORT. NOW THEY HAVE TO WORK THROUGH IT AND I WISH THEM THE BEST.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jim1gym on 05/20/2010 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Parkcenter Fitness and Rec

My girlfriend and I were members of Park Center for about 5 months before we recently moved to the far west side of Boise to where it was no longer convenient. We were both very happy with the facilities, as well as the personnel, who were always friendly and helpful. Far from their being "money grubbers" as some of the other posts here claim, we found that when we disenrolled they did NOT, like at least one other gym in town, charge us for a last month. I have always found the locker rooms clean, serviceable, and plenty big. The pool is big and was never crowded when we were ther. The steam room, dry heat room, and spa all worked fine, plus there's a basketball court, which was almost always fully available. If you like crowds, go somewhere else. As for me, I thought it was great to be able to get to the gym equipment I wanted with seldom a wait. There are plenty of weights, weight machines, treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, you name it. I wish we could have brought Park Center to us over here to West Boise.

Posted by hme on 05/11/2010 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Parkcenter Fitness and Rec

I also really like Parkcenter Fitness. I like the fact that it's never crowded. They have all the equipment I need and knowledgeable trainers. It's not expensive and they have great classes. I used to belong to Golds Gym and I prefer Parkcenter by far.

Posted by fitnessguru on 05/03/2010 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Parkcenter Fitness and Rec

I really like Parkcenter Fitness. They gave me everything I signed up for, the staff is extremely friendly, and they have everything you need to work out and more. It's not super fancy but that’s what I like about it, I can go work out in a baggy t-shirt and no makeup and feel completely comfortable. I haven't had any problems with the machines or locker rooms. This is a great gym with a variety of classes, a pool, a basketball court, and all the equipment you need. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

Posted by cate on 04/20/2010 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Lucy's Coffee and Espresso

Nice place to hang out while reading magazines or a book. Good muffinss and wonderful service.

Posted by Pilpel on 08/30/2009 at 7:05 PM

Re: “Outpost 12

My first visit to Outpost 12 was a bit of a put off. My wife, daughter, and I were travelling out to ride the Thunder Mountain line and drove past the store on the way out. The words Comics and Games always catch my eye (even though I don't read comics regularly, comic book stores often double as gaming centers). "Anime" sells my wife on checking out a store. It seemed like a perfect fit. So we stopped in on the return.

We didn't get a hello, can I help you, or even more than a passing glance from the people inside.

Over time, I began to learn more about the store and discovered that a few of its main staffers are very active in the local gaming community, helping promote events such as Fandemonium and Anime Oasis each year. I finally decided to go back for Free Comic Book day this year, also bringing my wife and daughter.

This was a much more fun experience. I had only recently decided to become active in the Fandemonium forums and got a chance to meet many of the people I had encountered there and we walked away with a few comics each, including my daughter's first.

I don't know why I always seem to have trouble with a first impression at the local gaming stores, I suspect it has to do with my experience with stores where I grew up in the South, but once again a return trip proved me wrong about a place. Not a the best store for gamers, but the best comic book store for us... and the extensive anime and manga collection keeps my wife's interest as well!

Overall, Outpost 12 is an excellent comic book store with a great staff and decent gaming area.

Posted by GameMasterNick on 07/03/2009 at 4:10 PM

Re: “All About Games

I ventured to the old location in a forgotten corner of downtown a few years back and was sorely disappointed. I tend to judge a gaming store on three things: range of products, open gaming area, friendly and knowledgable staff. Each of those is twice as important as the one before.

The old location had a small but broad range of products, a large open gaming area... but the staff behind the counter flat out told us he didn't like most things about his job, the management, or most games today.

That was then, this is now.
The new location at the Overland Park shopping center is bright, stocked to the gills with as wide a range of products as any raging game addict could hope for, and the staff knows their games and most seem to enjoy spreading the love they feel for the hobby. This is near perfection to me. Their gaming area is a nice size and the store even allows you to use their own terrain for miniatures or roleplaying games, a great bonus.

Regular contests and competitions make this a store to constantly return to. If only they would get their website up and running with a calendar of events, it would make a perfect five.

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Posted by GameMasterNick on 07/03/2009 at 3:16 PM


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