The results of our contest are in! The winner of our $100 gift card to the Boise Towne Square mall will be notified next week.
But for now, the rankings:
- No. 1: Trader Joe's
The grocery chain won 39 percent of the vote. The cries for Trader Joe's in Boise have been long and loud, but they're going unanswered for now. The folks at Trader Joe's say Boise isn't in their two-year plans. But I've noticed that it's creeping closer: Spokane got a TJ's less than a year ago, and Salt Lake City will have one by the end of this year.
- No. 2: IKEA
The Swedish big-blue-box store that sells furniture, homewares, doo-dads and food got 14 percent of the vote. The company has been expanding globally and is even planning a budget hotel chain. There is demand for their stuff here; a local business shuttles IKEA stuff from the Draper, Utah, store. We profiled that business last year in Business Insider.
- No. 3: In-N-Out Burger
They're all over Utah now, but the Statesman hasn't gotten any indications that they're coming to Idaho.
- No. 4: Nordstrom
We just got a Nordstrom Rack, and the Seattle-based company wasn't planning to add a full Nordstrom when that store opened in April.
- Tied for No. 5 with three votes each: The Container Store, Panera Bread and Wienerschnitzel
- Tied for No. 6 with two votes: California Pizza Kitchen, Crate & Barrel, Dunkin Donuts, Guess, Sam's Club and Stein Mart
- Tied for No. 7 with one vote: Bass Pro Shop, Bertucci's Italian Restaurant, The Black-eyed Pea, Church's Chicken, CiCi's Pizza, Coach Factory Outlet, Delia's, Future Shop, H&M, Half Price Books, The Hat, Herberger's, Hometown Buffet, Izzy's Restaurant, J. Jill, Johnny Rockets, Landry's Seafood, Lands' End, Maggiano's Little Italy, McCormick & Schmick Seafood, McMenamin's, Neiman Marcus, Pei Wei, Rock Bottom, Ruby Tuesday, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Safeway, Schlotzky's, Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes, Tony Roma's Restaurant, Whataburger, White Castle