A serious new meals-and-drink vacation spot has arrived in downtown Boise.
Western Proper opened at 4 p.m. Friday, June 25, at 610 W. Idaho St. Empty lately, the ten,500-sq.-foot area is the previous house of The Old Spaghetti Factory, which closed in 2013.
Reinvented as a multifaceted leisure area, Western Proper is an offshoot of Garden City brewery Western Collective.
And as soon as issues are absolutely up and working, it has huge plans.
Western Proper will likely be a craft espresso and breakfast spot. A lunch and dinner restaurant with “upscale Western fare.” A full-liquor bar. A 400-capability music venue with a legit stage. A game center with 4 miniature bowling lanes, Skee-Ball, sports activities on TVs and extra. And a Wi-Fi and laptop computer hangout.
But not all that this weekend — not fairly but.
The bar, restaurant, game center and music venue has taken over the previous Old Spaghetti Factory area.
“For the next week, we are 21+ only, opening at 4 p.m. daily and staying open until midnight on weekends and 10 p.m. on weeknights,” Western Proper defined on its Facebook page. “We will ONLY have beverages, no food, for our first week. Please plan accordingly!
“Dinner service will start next week — stay tuned for updates on our delicious food program. Lunch and breakfast will come soon after that.
“Our artisanal coffee program will also start next week. You will be able to enjoy our incredible array of espresso beverages all day long.”
Miniature bowling is a part of the game.
Western Collective and Western Proper proprietor Cary Prewitt told the Idaho Statesman this spring that he was struck by the potential of the spot. “I was like, ‘This has got to be the last massive space available downtown for the foreseeable future.’ There’s nothing else down there near 10,000 square feet that has that kind of feel.”
With spacious outside patios in entrance of roll-up storage-door home windows, Western Proper will beckon Boiseans from early morning to late night time. Once the enterprise is absolutely operational, minors will likely be welcome — besides within the Cowboy Bar, a lounge instantly to the proper as patrons enter.
“We want to do everything big and do it well,” Prewitt mentioned.
Online: @westernproper, westernproper.com.