Blue Sky Bagels closes in downtown Meridian By Holly Beech email@example.com HollyBeechMP Aug 9, 2017 (…) Blue Sky Bagels was open at 126 E. Idaho Ave. in downtown Meridian for less than a year. The restaurant closed in late July. MP file photo After less than a year in business, Blue Sky Bagels has pulled out of its downtown Meridian spot on East Idaho Avenue.“It wasn’t getting any momentum or any traction, and we weren’t able to make the needle move as much as we’d need,” owner Mark Hansen said. × Advertisement The location closed in late July.Hansen owns three other Blue Sky Bagels in Boise and Meridian, including one on the corner of Fairview Avenue and Eagle Road.Hansen said he took a chance in downtown Meridian because he wanted to be part of the revitalization efforts. But the bagel shop, he added, was “too far ahead of the curve.” The shop struggled to get enough foot traffic on a consistent basis.“I don’t think bagels can really be the trendsetter,” Hansen said.Even with the closure, Hansen said he’s glad he took a chance and he hopes to see downtown Meridian succeed. More from this section 3 Meridian companies named to Inc. 5000 list Posted: Aug. 18, 2017 Why the 'incredibly strong' demand in Ada County's housing market? Posted: Aug. 16, 2017 Meridian company Verified First lands at No. 198 on Inc. 5000 list Posted: Aug. 16, 2017 Idaho State University president to retire next year Posted: Aug. 15, 2017 Allstate, Boy Scouts and Boise Bicycle Project team up for Recycle Your Cycle Posted: Aug. 15, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!