La Vie en Rose closes; Stagecoach Inn files for bankruptcy

UPDATED: To add quote from owner.


European bistro and bakery La Vie en Rose has closed in Downtown Boise. Its last day of business was Sunday.

The restaurant, which opened in 2006, was located at 928 W. Main St. in the Idanha building.

“It’s been a roller coaster,” says La Vie en Rose co-owner Michael Barker. He and pastry chef Patrick Brewer started the bakery and restaurant 6 years ago. “The holidays were a bit off but after Christmas we were off by 50 percent. It hit quick and hard, and we thought it was safer not to move forward.”

In other news, The Stagecoach Inn, which opened in 1959 in Garden City, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

The restaurant remains open — and says it is not closing.

The Stagecoach likes to call itself the oldest family-owned restaurant in Boise, and if you're willing to stretch the city limits, that is probably true.

Hang in there, Stagecoach

We go there every now and then. It's a fun, retro experience. And very, very tasty!


That's too bad.

You're finally gonna have to hire a wino...

to decorate your home.

But popcorn and Poptarts will be cheap.


People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.