Big Mike, the historic steam engine has a new parking spot at the west end of the Boise Depot after being moved from Julia Davis Park.
The Daily paper reports construction will start today on an $86,000 plaza with informational kiosks and signs.
Now, if they can only see their way clear to open the City owned Depot to the public and eliminate the private function catering business, we will have something.
The GUARDIAN has long advocated TRULY opening the depot–especially since the only other building in town worth calling a tourist attraction–the State Capitol–is closed for renovation.
We think the historic Spanish Mission style building should be shared inside and out with tourists and locals alike during the coming summer–and not be open just at token times when no wedding receptions are renting it for $1,000.
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