With 25 new retailers, expectations are rising in Downtown Boise

The Miller sisters are quintessential Boise boomerangers: They grew up in West Boise and attended Boise State University, moved to the West Coast and returned as adults with flush résumés, ready to make a mark in their hometown.

Kelsey Miller had been working for Lyft in San Francisco, and Megan Miller worked at a women’s boutique in Portland, when they heard that longtime women’s clothing store Barbara Barbara was closing. The shop’s Downtown Boise location was too tempting to pass up.

“Moving back and opening this store was something we had always talked about and finally decided to make happen,” Kelsey Miller told the Statesman a year ago, when the siblings opened Shift Boutique at 807 W. Bannock St.

The sisters, now in their early 30s, doubled down on that dream a few weeks ago. They opened Shift’s brother store — men’s clothing store Keystone Station — just down the

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