Friday, October 25, 2013

The Village At Meridian

The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho

On Monday I posted about one of the best new restaurants to hit Idaho, the Yard House. It is planted right in the middle of The Village at Meridian, a new center-point of town that's located only about 5 miles from where we live. The Village just had its Grand Opening last Friday and it's unlike anything we've ever seen in Idaho. It's so not Idaho, in fact.

The Village has awesome restaurants, some of which include: Yard House, Kona Grill, Chipotle, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Big Al's (which also has a bowling alley & arcade) and my favorite little sandwich shop, Which Wich. The shopping is also great with stores like Loft, White House Black Market, Francesca's, Gap and Nike. Bonus—our favorite gym in town, Axiom, is also setting up shop, so I can't wait to get my sweat on there once it opens. They also have a public market on Saturdays and a cinema.

The Village at Meridian is also the best new free outdoor concert venue in the area. There was a big concert last Friday, and last night when we visited Kona Grill for happy hour there was another concert playing some hot Monster Mash hits.

And—yes, there's more—since it's in Idaho and there's room to spare, there's also Kleiner Park, which spans over 58 acres and features Bocce ball, basketball courts, play fountains, volleyball courts, fishing ponds, community gardens, and acres upon acres of open grass to use however you may please. You won't find a park like that in a big city!

The Village is just gorgeous with its big, beautiful trees, strung lights hanging from the trees and buildings, outdoor lounging areas and warm fire pits, and the center fountain (which was done by the same people who did the fountain at the Bellagio in Vegas) has hourly music & light shows that make any trip worth it. Check out some of the photos of The Village at Meridian below.

The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho
The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho
The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho
The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho

I'm so excited for this brand new Meridian hot spot. It's pretty busy with all the new action right now, but if you can find yourself a comfy couch and fire pit to hang around while you enjoy the sights and sounds at catch the water show, it's such a great place to be.

This was NOT a sponsored post. I'm just an Meridian resident who is in love with the new little part of town. 


Pamela Baker said...

You look so cute! Gorgeous place!

Kateri Von Steal said...

How cool is THAT place?!?! I love it.

Oh: Question!
The Toby Keith "I Love this Bar" & Grill.. is THAT SONG on CONTINUOUS LOOP?

We have a Cheeseburger in Paradise by me.. and they play that song once... every hour.
No longer like that song!

And... well... I love my some Toby Keith so... I kind of would hate to lose interest in THAT song.

Took your suggestion, and moved the Pages to the Top Right, above the blogs I read...
You are welcome for the placement.... I hope that you get some amazing readers from it. I truly find your posts inspirational. I love your positivity.

Jojo said...

We have a Which Wich where I live, and it is soo good. You have to try it out if you haven't been there yet!

Colleen said...

You look awesome! This looks like a fun place, I'm a bit jealous ;)!

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh thanks! It was so chilly that night ... I was all bundled up :)

Annelise Rowe said...

Ha! I have no idea... it hasn't opened yet, but when it does I'll have to go in and see!!!

You're so awesome & supportive, always. It's great to be able to call myself your friend!

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh, embarrassingly enough when we first moved into our house and weren't unpacked yet, we were going 2-3 times a week. Once, we went 4 times in a week! I'm a sucker for their meatball sandwich and their oreo shake is amazing! What's your favorite thing? I've heard I need to try the Elvis :)

Annelise Rowe said...

You're so sweet, thanks Colleen! This place probably pales in comparison to the cool sights you have in your city... but it's so fun to have something so new and California-like in Idaho.

Shannon Tatlock said...

What a beautiful spot! You're right, the bigger cities don't have those spots and green spaces. I enjoy being from a small city, as we have a lot of those things!

Cute picture of you and the man! :)

Kelly Ann said...

You look stunning and this looks like a great place!

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oh how pretty!

Kym @ Travel Babbles said...

Oh these photos are lovely!! I read your post the other day about the Yard House - it was the first restaurant I went to here in Denver and it was delish!! PS, Did you get a new camera??

Laura McCallum said...

I love that statue in the water!! xx

Cody Doll said...

That is awesome. That's kinda like my Waterford in Orlando, if I wasn't so far away I would be much happier. I miss my outdoor shopping outlet.

Annelise Rowe said...

Oh thanks! I know, he's not around here near enough, is he? :)

Annelise Rowe said...

It feels just like California. Thanks a bunch, Kelly.

Annelise Rowe said...

I am craving Yard House right now! Sounds so good :) No, didn't get a new camera... my shots just always end up looking different. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't :)

Annelise Rowe said...

She's pretty, huh? :)