West Elm Opens First Store in Idaho
BOISE — Home furnishings retailer West Elm recently opened its first Idaho store in downtown Boise. The location is 14,158 square feet.
West Elm incorporated wooden “Tater Blocks” salvaged from the renovation of Simplot’s Caldwell-based potato storage facility into the store’s custom interior design. The blocks, once used as industrial flooring for potato storage facilities, have been repurposed to create an art installation at the new store.
Headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y., West Elm opened its first store in 2003 in DUMBO, the neighborhood it still calls home. The brand operates 87 retail stores in the United States, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and ships internationally. The company also operates stores in Mexico, the Middle East and Philippines through unaffiliated franchisees. West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma Inc. portfolio of brands.