Yard House Restaurant Signs New Lease at The Village at Meridian


Contact: Courtney Feider


MERIDIAN, Idaho -- March 15, 2013 -- The Village at Meridian – CenterCal Properties, LLC announced today that Yard House Restaurants has signed a lease to open an 11,000 square-foot restaurant in the future Lifestyle portion of The Village at Meridian. Yard House is an upscale, casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music, and features 100-250 craft ales and lagers on draft.  This is the company’s first Idaho location and it is expected to generate approximately 200 jobs when it opens next fall.

“We are extremely excited to introduce Yard House to the residents of Meridian and Greater Boise,” said Harald Herrmann, brand president of Yard House Restaurants. “With the recent announcement of new merchants and restaurants, we feel The Village at Meridian will create synergy and it will be a nice complement to our brand. We are very excited to begin construction and to be part of the Treasure Valley community.”

The first Yard House opened on December 7, 1996 along the Long Beach waterfront just south of Los Angeles. Today there are 43 units from coast-to-coast with plans to continue expanding the concept to new and existing markets.

Along with the Yard House announcement, in the first quarter of 2013, The Village at Meridian signed leases with Chipotle, Kona Grill and Sushi Bar, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill which will be a live music venue hosting live music 5 nights a week. The Village at Meridian is a two-phased project with the first phase being the power center portion which celebrated grand openings for national eatery Noodles & Co., and local businesses Meridian Smiles Dentistry, and My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics. Retailers like Big Al’s, Gordmans, and Marshalls have been open since late summer/early fall, and national retailers such as Petco, Gap Factory Store, Nike Factory Store, and Chick-Fil-A have had record-breaking success during their first few months on the new property.  

The second phase is the town center portion which will add approximately 600,000 square feet of upscale restaurants, cinema and retail shops and 150,000 square feet of Class A office space.   A Grand Opening for this phase of the project is planned for October, 2013. The Village at Meridian is located at the intersection of Eagle Road and Fairview, in Meridian Idaho, near Eagle. For more information about new restaurants, stores and upcoming events visit The Village at Meridian on Facebook.

About Yard House

Yard House Restaurant was created by restaurant veteran Steele Platt. Platt, along with his partners, launched the first Yard House in December 1996 along the Long Beach waterfront just south of Los Angeles. The company was acquired by Darden Restaurants in 2012 and is headed by Harald Herrmann, brand president. Yard House has received glowing reviews from both consumer and trade publications and is the recipient of several industry awards.

About The Village at Meridian

The Village at Meridian is a project owned and developed by CenterCal Properties with an exceptional offering of retailers, and luxury landscape and architectural design. The Village sits on approximately 100 acres on Eagle & Fairview, the busiest traffic intersection in the state. Directly behind Village at Meridian, Kleiner Park is open. This 65 acres project is owned by the city and includes 2 ponds, bike trails, walking trails, a disk golf course, a library, a new senior center and beautiful recreation and event space.

About CenterCal Properties

In 2004, Fred Bruning and Jean Paul Wardy formed CenterCal Properties, LLC, to develop and acquire fine retail properties throughout the western United States. CenterCal is well-known for building destinations that become the favorite gathering place for the communities they are built in. The CenterCal Properties team brings community events and a social meeting place to the Treasure Valley with The Village at Meridian at the intersection of Fairview and Eagle Road. CenterCal properties include BlackHawk Plaza (CA), Bridgeport Village, Cascade Station, and Nyberg Woods (OR), Valley Mall in (WA). In development: The Village at Meridian (ID), Station Park (UT), The Collection at Riverpark (CA), and Nyberg Rivers (OR). For more information on these and other CenterCal projects visit