In the span of the eight years I've lived in Boise, three different restaurants have occupied the space on Broadway Avenue.

We drove past Tap & Cask on Broadway Sunday afternoon and I remember thinking to myself, "We really should go there more.  It's less than a mile from our apartment."  I can't think of a reason why we didn't go there more often.  The handful of times we'd been in the food was good, reasonably priced and they had a really unique craft beer selection. All things we look for in a sports bar/restaurant. ::shrug::

The irony? The thought passed as we were driving to another sports bar/restaurant with good, reasonably priced food and unique craft beer selection...the same one we go to every single Sunday...even though it's not a mile from our apartment and we have to play the fun "let's find parking" game downtown when we go there.

Maybe if more people had acted on similar thoughts to the ones I had on Sunday, we could've saved the restaurant.  According to a sign on their door, Tap & Cask permanently closed for business on Monday, June 18. A former employee posted on Facebook that she received a phone call from her boss on Sunday morning informing her the restaurant was closing immediately.

Tap & Cask moved into the Broadway location in January 2017. Prior to Tap & Cask, the building was home to Tilted Kilt from 2014-2016. Prior to the failed "breastaurant,"  the space was filled by Murphy's Seafood & Steakhouse.

So what gives? Is this building cursed? Why have three very different restaurants that occupied the space failed in less than a decade? We're not sure...but we'd love to hear from you about what could move into this space that you would actually want to check out regularly!

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