Artists’ collective Green Chutes and Kind Cuisine are set to move

There are changes ahead for the businesses at Collister Shopping Center at Collister Drive and West State Street in Boise. The artists’ collective Green Chutes and the new restaurant Kind Cuisine Cafe and Juice Bar will be moving within the center where they now share a large space.

Los-Angeles based developer Philip Voorhees, a partner in the center, found a single business to take over the larger open space. It will combine 4716 and 4714 W. State St. Finding such a tenant always was a caveat in the two leases. Voorhees says he’s not ready to announce the new tenant just yet, so look for that information to come in the next few weeks. There is no exact timing on the moves yet but it all should be settled by summer, Voorhees says.

Green Chutes will go into the former Four Star Restaurant Supply space at the west end of the center on the Collister side. Kind will move to the space next to Nam King Chinese Restaurant on the east end in the space now occupied by Luxe Nails and Massage. Luxe will move into the former Liberty Tax storefront. Liberty Tax is now closed.

Green Chutes opened in 2010 and shows the work of dozens of area artists. The space originally opened with Salt Tears Noshery and Coffeehouse as the restaurant. That transitioned to the short-lived Salt earlier this year and now Kind, an organic and natural foods restaurant from former Kulture Klatsch co-owner and chef Michelle Reynolds and her partners Amy Schloss and Genene Gregor.

The trio was set to open their doors last month when they learned of the move that will delay their opening until summer. Although it’s an inconvenience, Reynolds says, it’s also a good thing because it gives Reynolds and her team a chance to design their own kitchen and dining space.

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