With a few big retail stores closing sites in Boise, it creates new opportunity to make use of that space.  If you made the rules, what would you put in the empty mall spots?

Maybe you've shopped in other places around California or in Chicago or New York or Seattle, and you're thinking it would be cool to have a particular store here in the Treasure Valley.  What if Boise could land an Ikea?

While some stores are shutting down retail sites, others are on the Hot 100 list for growth, according to the National Retail Federation.

Good, because some of us like to shop.  Isn't it kinda refreshing to actually go to a store and swipe the card and carry out the tunic or the yoga pants instead of waiting three days for the big brown truck to bring it to us?  Hey stores, we'll keep going if you will.

Some of these we already have in the Treasure Valley, and others might find space here since other retail outlets have closed.

Some of the Hot 100:

H&M

L Brand

Rue 21

Sprouts

Lululemon Athletica

Nebraska Furniture Mart

Auto Zone

Tractor Supply

Fry's Electronics

The closest Tractor Supply is in Emmett, ID.  If we had one at Boise Towne Square, it make husbands and boyfriends happy, and give them something to do while we girls do laps through the clothing stores.

What about Barney's?  Herberger's?  If you grew up in the Midwest like me, you know Herberger's.  Or maybe Boyd's from Philadelphia or Gump's from San Francisco.  We have space.

Fresh starts are good, and retailers have an opportunity with the exits by other companies.  This is the bright side of the store closings.  So let us know what you'd like to see!