Meet Boise Bench Businesses At First Friday Hoppie Hour

Dated: 02/04/2016

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Hoppie Hour First Friday


The Hoppie Building on the corner of Vista Avenue and Overland Road is that place you pass by daily without ever really noticing, but that is all about to change.


First Friday “Hoppie” Hour is a way for the diverse businesses that take up residence in the Hoppie to introduce themselves to the community, and for Boiseans to meet new friends, enjoy food and beverages, and possibly win a prize or two. Parking is always free at the Hoppie and these businesses have something to offer everyone.


About Face was started by Nannette Douglas in 2013 as a way to bring luxury skin care to the Boise Bench. The business offers esthetic services such as facials, dermaplaning, exfoliation peels, and waxing. The space has amazing natural light while providing plenty of privacy. Book an appointment through StyleSeat now.


After nearly five years as owner of 10th Street’s Illuminate, GiGi Huntley decided to work closer to home, opening the BENCH salon & gifts. More than just hair services and shampoo, the BENCH showcases the work of local artists and jewelry designers. Eighty percent of the products retailed are created right here in the Treasure Valley. Barber services are coming this fall and hair services are available for the entire family. Call or text 208-713-2242 for appointments.


Zen Riot is a donation-based yoga studio founded by sisters Jenn and Jacq Crawford. Classes are designed for beginners and veterans, and the atmosphere is very much “come as you are, you will be welcome.” They can be found on the second floor of the Hoppie and you can see the class schedule here.


With nearly 400 reviews and fans throughout the United States, Eryka Jensen’s Erykane Ink Tattoo is literally the cornerstone of the Hoppie Building. These artists are in demand and appointments are recommended. You can see their work on Facebook and Tumblr. Book today at 208-570-7243.


The Garden Shoppe can help you prepare for spring by setting you up with lights and soil to start your seeds now. Hydroponic gardening is their specialty, and Kathrine and Brandon are known for their patience. Stop in during Hoppie Hour and say hello.


New to the Hoppie is Chrystal Sowell, massage therapist, doula and sound healing practitioner. She's currently remodeling the future home of The Sound, an integrated studio space for bodywork, education, sound baths, workshops and community events.


The Babylon Market & Bakery is famous for its fresh bread and diverse spice selection. Looking for that exotic touch? Or maybe you’re hoping for a taste of home, either way, Sundus and her family welcomes you.


Stop by the Hoppie building on the first Friday of the month between 5pm and 7pm to meet the owners of these unique businesses. We hope to see you there!

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Janet Jameyson

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