Two years ago, a team of leaders from the Idaho Youth Ranch
, which helps pay for its social services programs through revenues from its two dozen second-hand stores, traveled to San Jose to share best practices with Goodwill store operators there.
Since February, eight 4-H Clubs from around the Treasure Valley --Lonestar Riders, Desperados, Idaho Youth Ranch
, Showtime, Ribbons and Wranglers, Saddle Tramps, Snake River Livestock and Purple Sage Riders--have been gentling wild horse weanlings.
The former Kmart now has an eclectic mix of tenants including a Vector Christian Center and Idaho Youth Ranch
Nichol already has a presence in Twin Falls with the popular Elevation 486 at the Snake River Canyon rim.<br />The architect and general contractor for the Elks Lodge and Idaho Youth Ranch
projects are Pivot Architecture of Boise and HC Company of Boise.<br />Project emerges swiftly<br />The OneSixty project emerged swiftly and recently, only since the city put out a request for proposals for the Idaho Youth Ranch
building in early February.
Jason Fry is CEO of the Idaho Youth Ranch
, a youth services organization and chain of thrift stores that is one of Idaho's largest nonprofit organizations.
The Idaho Youth Ranch
, the state's largest operator of thrift stores, is closing seven of its stores this year and next as it takes a hard look at its mission and its revenue.
Some of the largest and best-known nonprofits in Idaho, including the Idaho Youth Ranch
Frequently, alternative uses fill empty big box stores, such as Athlos Academies in the former Macys in downtown Boise or Idaho Youth Ranch
, Johnnys Fit Club Fitness and Vector Christian Center filling portions of the former Kmart on Fairview Avenue.
Where once a Kmart stood at Fairview Avenue, now the Idaho Youth Ranch
, Johnnys Fit Club Fitness and Vector Christian Center fill about half the building's expansive space.