We have learned the Bonsai Bistro, a well known Pan-Asian restaurant in Downtown Coeur d' Alene has closed it's doors effective immediately. The restaurant featured an indoor Koi pond on lower level and a sushi bar near the entrance, it has also won a few awards during it's years of operation.
Bonsai Bistro was owned and operated by the Hagadone Corporation who is also the owner of the Coeur d' Alene Resort, several other restaurants and other ventures around CdA. Hagadone Corporation gives no exact reason for the other then that felt the closure was in their best interest. Employees of Bonsai Bistro that would like to stay on are being offered positions with the other Hagadone businesses.
Hagadone Corporation also says they have no immediate plans for the building which was once a call center at 101 E. Sherman Ave. . Even though there are no plans announced the rumors have already started to swirl about high rise projects that Hagadone might build at the site. This is likely because Hagadone backed out of a large high rise expansion of the Coeur d' Alene Resort last year after some complained of it's look,etc... . But, nothing has been officially announced and likely won't be for a while.
We'll keep listening for more....