CLOSED Businesses in Historic Wallace Idaho

"The Dead Soldiers"

How is this possible? Click to find out! There are a lot of interesting businesses in this town of 784 intrepid souls living at the Center of the Universe, colocated with the Silver Capital of the World. Unfortunately, as I have witnessed over the last 23 years, it is EXTREMELY HARD to keep a business alive in this unique mountain paradise. On this page, I highlight some of the businesses that have contributed to Wallace culture over the years. NONE OF THE BUSINESSES SHOWN ON THIS PAGE ARE STILL ALIVE. They are presented as examples of what enterprises worked for awhile and what might work again in the future, given a few changes.

To see what is currently available in Wallace, proceed to the Wallace Business Page.

The 2008 town map is presented in separate windows as a 1008 pixel, 96 dpi JPG image, a 10.5 inch, 300 dpi JPG print, and as the original PDF file. An interactive map of downtown Wallace, as it was in the spring of 2001, may also be opened in a separate window. Wallace businesses that opened, closed, moved across town or changed ownership since then are itemized below this archival map up until the end of 2006. webwork by Marsh Scientific Services in progress These early enterprises will be incorporated into this webpage as time allows.

My personal quest, reasons for moving to Wallace, and lessons learned during my transition from scientist to weblord are discussed in the essay "Opportunity of a Lifetime," last updated in April 2007. Since we have had a national recession since then, and I'm still here and happy, an update is obviously on my to-do list.

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CLOSED Tourist Attractions

Wallace District Arts Center
610 Bank Street
Wallace, ID 83873
location on map
Sadly, the Community Arts Center closed its doors at the end of September, 2007. Many people in the Silver Valley miss this popular cultural attraction, learning center and display of original local art.
In 1999, the Arts Center moved from the Eagles Building on Cedar Street into the historic Coeur d'Alene Hardware Company building on Bank Street. The renovated facility offered the public a spacious fine arts gallery where special art exhibits were presented every four to six weeks. A gift shop run by volunteers featured art, crafts and jewelry made by local and regional artists and artisans. Frequent classes in various types of media were also offered.
During 2008, the historic Coeur d'Alene Hardware Company was dramatically transformed into the Wallace Brewing Company, which opened its doors early in 2009.

Outdoor Adventures

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CLOSED Lodging

Hotels and Motels

    The Jameson
    Banquets and Receptions

    304 Sixth Street location on map
    phone (208) 752-XXXX
    fax (208) 556-XXXX
    reservations (800) 556-XXXX

  • Silver Leaf Motel
    I-90W Exit 60 ~ (208) 752-XXXX
  • Molly B'Damm Motel
    60330 Silver Valley Road
    (208) 753-XXXX

Bed and Breakfasts

Vacation Rentals

  • River Sy
    This restored historic house with claw foot bathtub and big fenced yard is next to river, bike path and Melodrama.
    1 Kelly's Alley
    (208) 753-XXXX
  • click to enlarge the Tabor House vacation rental in historic Wallace Idaho Tabor House
    This historic home sleeps up to eight and has a full kitchen and laundry
    225 Pine Street
    (208) 556-XXXX

RV Parks

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CLOSED Indoor Recreation Facilities


  • Angie's on Bank Street
    hot gourmet subs, salads, homemade soup, ice cream, fudge
    517½ Bank Street location on map
    (208) 556-XXXX
    From 1982 thru 2012, this location was the home of EJ's Ready to Bake Pizza
  • The Jameson Restaurant
    304 Sixth Street location on map
    phone (208) 556-XXXX
  • Pedro Chang's
    a fusion of Mexican and Chinese cuisine
    (Albi's Steak House, renamed)
    220 Sixth Street location on map
    (208) 753-XXXX
  • A Taste of Aloha
    click to enlarge A Taste of Aloha, authentic Hawaiian luau food in Wallace Idaho authentic Hawaiian luau food now located for lunch and dinner at
    525 Cedar Street map location
    (where Dick Caron's famous Wallace Corner gift shop/museum was for many years; restaurant relocated from 520 Bank Street in the spring of 2011)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Silver Lantern Drive-In
    Fifth & Pine Streets location on map
    (208) 753-XXXX
  • Sweets Cafe
    310 Sixth Street location on map
    (208) 556-XXXX

Coffee and Tea Houses

  • Farm Girls Tea Shoppe
    518 Bank Street
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • D & G Bakery
    Coffee, breads, cakes and sweet treats
    519½ Cedar Street map location    (...where the barber shop used to be)
  • Silver Country Coffee and Images
    "Have coffee and breakfast surrounded by beautiful wildlife photographs."
    (was Stompin' Grounds Coffee House & Stuff, 2002-06, and A Family Affair, 2007-2011)
    412 Fifth Street in the Shoshone Building map location
    (208) 661-XXXX
  • A Family Affair "Coffee and More" (including fresh baked goodies and BREAD)
    (was Stompin' Grounds Coffee House & Stuff, 2002-06)
    412 Fifth Street in the Shoshone Building map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
    "open from 6AM until we lock the doors, Monday thru Saturday"
  • The Fire House
    424 River Street map location (across the street from the Public Library)
    (208) 752-XXXX
    "A Coffee House Expressing the Creative Arts"
  • Antiques Plus Coffee and Donuts 510 Bank Street map location (where Little House of Bargains was)
    (208) 661-XXXX
    6AM-1PM Tuesday thru Saturday, closed Sunday
    "Our goal is to provide good coffee, fresh donuts, a few unusual antiques, and a friendly place to relax."


  • The Fainting Goat... a wine bar with delicious food
    516 Bank Street (where Doc Deb's clinic was for many years)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • The Jameson Saloon
    304 Sixth Street location on map
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Sweets Lounge
    308 Sixth Street location on map
    phone (208) 556-XXXX
  • Connies's on Cedar
    (formerly The Turf Club)
    523½ Cedar Street map location
    (208) 556-XXXX

Social Clubs

  • Eagles Lodge, Arie 54
    511 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX

Bowling Alley

  • Sammy's Albi Alleys
    517 Pine Street ~ (208)753-XXXX

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CLOSED Financial Establishments


  • Wells Fargo Northwest, N.A.
    419 Sixth Street map location

Real Estate Companies

  • Century 21 Silver Heritage Realty
    Wallace Branch Office
    519 Cedar Street map location    (where Tomlinson Black was on 2001 map)
    (208) 556-XXXX ~ fax 556-XXXX
    Margie Todd's cell phone (208) 818-XXXX
  • Saddleback Realty, LLC.
    Susan Mason
    Independent Real Estate Agency
    518 Bank Street map location    (where Tomlinson Black was before they moved next to EJ's Pizza)
    Idaho cell phone (208) 512-XXXX
    Montana cell phone (406) 552-XXXX

Mortgage Company

Title Companies

  • Alliance Title & Escrow
    412 Cedar Street, PO Box 1287
    map location
    directly across from Post Office
    (208) 752-XXXX or (800)355-XXXX, fax (208)752-XXXX

Insurance Company

Stock Broker

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CLOSED Retail Stores

Antiques & Collectibles

  • Klock Tower Antiques
    "Best Little Mall in Town"
    520 Cedar Street map location
         (where Cedar Street Emporium and then Silver Pine Trade Post once were)
  • Valley Vintage
    504 Sixth Street (now co-located with North Idaho Trading Company)
    Terri and Sharon buy estates, sell antiques and collectibles, and help folks with Ebay sales
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Idaho Treasures
    antiques, unusual crafts and silver products
    506 Bank Street map location    (where Tina's Collectibles was)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Good Ole Days
    antiques, Idaho collectibles, and nice used furniture
    508 Bank Street map location    (where Little House of Bargains was)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Cedar Street Emporium
    520 Cedar Street
    map location (where McGlynns Book Store was)
    The Price Tag
    612 Cedar Street
    map location (where Needleworks was)
    Victorian and European Antiques, Western Items, China, Glassware and Gifts
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Victoria's
    quality home furnishings and antiques
    618 Bank Street map location
    phone/fax (208) 556-XXXX
    toll free (877) 556-XXXX
  • Cam's Vintage Ladies Apparel
    complete line of vintage clothing, accessories and kitchen wares
    520 Bank Street map location    (where Cam's Ladies Apparel was)
    (208) 556-XXXX

ATV & Snowmobile

  • Jim's Jalopies
    60874 Silver Valley Road ~ 556-XXXX

  • Placer Village Books
    New and Used Books, Paperback Exchange, Special Orders
    600 Cedar Street (now colocated at TABORS EMPORIUM)
    map location
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Lady in Red
    An eclectic boutique specializing in ladies apparel with home furnishings, antiques and more!
    410 Sixth Street map location
    (where Silver Valley Travel was twenty years ago, and where John Darrington's Sixth Street Gallery was until recently)
    (509) 392-XXXX
  • Cam's Ladies Apparel
    520 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
  • Rullman's Mens Wear
    418 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
  • Anita's Quality Clothing Consignment
    416 5th Street
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Auntie Em's Closet
    516 Cedar Street



General Merchandise


Hardware, Mining & Auto Supply

Jewelry and Gifts

  • Just Good Stuff
    Stained Glass and other art work and gifts
    420 Cedar Street
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Granny L's Boutique
    unusual gifts and linens with a Victorian flair
    417 Sixth Street map location    (where Idaho Silver Shop used to be)
    (208) 556-XXXX ~ fax: (208) 556-XXXX
  • Attic Treasures
    Handcrafted Jewelry & Gifts by Gary Waters, Master Gold and Silversmith, and Diane Houston
    Unfortunately they moved the business to Post Falls, but visit clients and friends in Wallace frequently
    (208) 512-XXXX
  • Bitterroot Too
    Second store for popular Kellogg business specializing in unique gifts and antique furnature
    520 Bank Street      (where Cam's Ladies Apparel and then Attic Treasures used to be)
    map location
    (208) 556-XXXX
    The Wallace Corner
    525 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX
    at the corner of Cedar and Sixth

  • Silver Capital Arts
    524 Bank Street
  • The Silver Bear
    Custom Gold and Silver Jewelry, On Premises Faceting and Gem Cutting
    312 Sixth Street
    then 416 Fifth Street
    (800) 556-XXXX or (208) 556-XXXX

Pet Shop

  • Silver Valley Pets
    Birds, fish, reptiles, dog grooming, and "pet sitting" for tourists who want to bike or ski
    611 Cedar Street
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Critter Care
    312 Sixth Street ~ 556-XXXX


  • Sixth Street Gallery
    John Darrington's Center of the Universe postcard A Contemporary Crafts Gallery
    an art gallery and store featuring everything from John Darrington's Photographs to Rob Harper's copper wall hangings, to unusual artistic gifts
    410 Sixth Street     (where Harpers Gallery and Silver Valley Travel used to be)
    map location
    (208) 755-XXXX

Specialty Shops

  • A Hint of Whimsy
    Candles, Incense, Candleholders, Rock Slab Tables and Dinnerware
    513 Bank Street map location
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Fred Manthey, aka Gem State SpecialistsFred Manthey, Gem State Specialists
    custom manufacture of quality enamel lapel pins, embroidered patches, and other promotional items
    807 Hunter St., P.O. Box 619, Mullan, ID. 83846
    Bus: 800-257-XXXX or FAX: 208-744-XXXX
  • Silver Pine Merchantile
    524 Bank Street
    Located next to the Center of the Universe in the iconic White and Bender Building.
    (Shown catching the light to the right in the John Darrington postcard displayed above.)

    Also known as the Silver Pine Trade Post, this gift store is "a Guaranteed Cure for Boredom," featuring the unusual from Tiffany style lamps, to cremes and unguents, to haberdashery, artisan ware, pictures, toys and nostalgia that you won't find anywhere else. Plus they are the sole retail distributors of the Jerseys, T-shirts and Hats produced by the Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails.

    (208) 556-XXXX
  • The Desperate Diva
    Purses, Clothing, Jewelry, and other interesting things for ladies
    515 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
  • Indelible Tidbits in Wallace Idaho ties flys the one-third Troy ounce Shoshone County Courthouse .999 fine silver round is about half the size shown Indelible Tidbits
    fishing flys, silver coins, historic and studio photography
            (click coin to get PDF fact sheet)
    604 Bank Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX ~ fax 752-XXXX
  • Del Sanborn, aka Mr. BatwavesDel Sanborn
    custom sewing of sports accessories by "Mr. BatWaves" of snowboarding mittens fame
    215 Bank Street ~ (208)512-XXXX

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CLOSED Retail Services

Auto Repair


  • North Idaho Timber Framers
    Jon Heiser
    Timber frame homes designed and built
    PO Box 793
    64041 Golconda Road
    (208) 752-XXXX

Fitness Center

Funeral Services

  • Wallace Funeral Chapel
    619 Bank Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX

Gas Stations

Hair Care

  • Reflections Salon & Day Spa
    512 Bank Street map location (in Harrington Building on 2001 map)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Shearmaster Barber Shop
    10 to 5 Mon thru Sat, an hour later on Tues and Fri, no appointments necessary
    519½ Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX
  • Studio Z Hair Salon
    Brooks Hotel map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
  • Chit Chat Beauty Salon
    512 Bank Street ~ 753-XXXX
  • Dramatic FX
    407 Sixth Street ~ 556-XXXX

Print Shop


  • The Valley Voice
    PO Box 48, Silverton ID 83867
    telephone and fax (208) 753-XXXX
  • Idaho News Observer
    518 Bank Street
    (208) 753-0203
    fax during business hours 753-XXXX
  • The I-90 Trader
    PO Box 330, Silverton ~ 556-1033 ~ fax 556-1033

Travel Agency

  • Silver Valley Travel
    410 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 556-XXXX

Welding and Machine Shops

  • D & R Custom Welding
    60412 Silver Valley Road — 753-1062

Windows and Doors

  • Wallace Windows & Doors
    "A Complete Glass Shop"
    519½ Cedar Street map location    (...where the barber shop used to be)
    (208) 556-XXXX

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CLOSED Manufacturing

Mining Related


CLOSED Professionals


  • Deb Elliott-Pearson, MD
    Bank Street Clinic
    516 Bank Street map location
  • James Rising, MD
    621 Bank Street ~ 753-XXXX
  • Thomas F. Heston, MD
    412 Cedar Street ~ 753-XXXX
  • Chris Christensen, MD
    400 West Yellowstone Ave, Silverton ~ 556-XXXX
  • Ross R. Rassa, MD Rassa and Associates Basic Health Consultation


Dental Lab

  • Dave Zeien
    422 High Street ~ 752-1022



  • Erika B. Grubbs
    525 Cedar Street map location    (...where The Wallace Corner used to be)
    (208) 556-XXXX ~ fax 556-0519



  • Universal Health and Safety Manual
    This simple, yet effective manual makes OSHA compliance as easy as fill-in-the-blanks.
    c/o D' Stain Masters
    P.O. Box 272
    Silverton, ID 83867
    Phone (800) 720-XXXX
    Fax (208) 753-XXXX
  • e2 Planning and Design, LLC
    525 Cedar Street map location    (...where The Wallace Corner used to be)
      environmental & energy design solutions
    • Gary Young, President (208) 819-XXXX ~ cell
    • Sandy Young, Planner (208) 755-XXXX ~ cell
  • Edwards & Accociates, Inc.
    Environmental Health & Safety Services
    512 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-XXXX
  • Meckel Engineering & Surveying
    613 Bank Street ~ 752-XXXX
  • Portage Environmental Inc.
    Rod Grant
    HC2 Box 19 ~ 752-XXXX

Computer Consultants

  • A L S Computers
    Sales, Service, Training, Web Design
    512 Cedar Street map location     (where A & E Computers was previously; Edwards and Associates here in 2001)
    (208) 556-XXXX
  • Northwest Computer Supply
    Robert E. Stephens
    New and Refurbished Computer Systems
    415 Seventh Street, Suite 1 map location
    (208) 752-XXXX
  • A & E Computers
    Computer Software, Systems and Services
    512 Cedar Street map location     (where Edwards and Associates were in 2001)

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CLOSED Larger than Local Businesses

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CLOSED Civic Organizations

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CLOSED Promotional Organizations

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November 23, 2015
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December 29, 2003
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August 16, 2018
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January 17, 2018
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