Tube-a-palooza takes over downtown Boise

Tubing the river and a block party downtown after
Posted at 10:47 PM, Jul 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-24 00:47:51-04

A new summer event is bringing controversy to downtown Boise.

Tube-a-palooza, an event put on by 10 Barrel Brewing Company, brought hundreds out to the Boise River and block party downtown.
A wacky race on the Boise River with the winners taking home cash prizes.
After the race, rafters and beer lovers gathered outside 10 Barrel on Bannock Street for a block party, but not everyone on the block was ready to party.
Philip Portshe of Portshe's Jewelry Boutique says 10 Barrel's events hurt his business.

"I'm all for having a party, I'm all for having a good time. I've gone to several events they're a lot of fun of there that they host but numerous events have happened that shut us and other businesses down," said Portsche.

On top of fewer sales, Philip says the loud music also causes his store's alarm system to go off.
He's said he's brought his concerns to both 10 Barrel and the city and very little has been done.
A spokesperson for 10 Barrel says they received all of the permits to hold the event and tried to work with the surrounding businesses, adding they did not intend for any one's business to be hurt.

"We're just trying to bring this fun new event to Boise to give the people of Boise a fun thing to do, something new, something different, and have a good time. We definitely weren't  trying to affect our neighbors in a negative way by all means," said Gretchen Youngerman of 10 Barrel.