Siri's Casino Posts Renderings

by Mike Van Houten / Dec 29, 2013

Siri's Casino will be the first gambling establishment opening on Reno's downtown Virginia Street strip in years. Coupled with the opening of Whitney Peak Hotel and the renovation of the Virginian, downtown's primary entertainment strip may finally be seeing the critical mass of renovation necessary to transform the corridor back into the tourist destination it formerly was.

The casino will feature a pedestrian bridge over Fulton Alley connecting it to Whitney Peak Hotel, new extensive signage and lighting, and an  updated interior.


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  • December 29, 2013 - 9:45:50 AM

    They're going to make palm trees survive in Reno?

  • December 29, 2013 - 9:48:27 AM

    Now that would be a miracle Geopower lol. Maybe they are fake, or neon? Or just there to enhance the rendering?

  • December 29, 2013 - 9:53:19 AM

    Love the palm trees and neon!! It's sssoooooo cool!!! I think this combined with a rock climbing hotel will go a long way towards transforming downtown Reno back into the tourist destination it was when Harrah's was a nice property, the Eldorado was a gem, the Silver Legacy was brand new, Circus Circus and CalNeva weren't so scary, and Indian gaming didn't exist. :) So yeah, if they can make this property survive, then palm trees are no problem ;)

  • December 29, 2013 - 9:57:29 AM

    This is pretty cool. The more properties that reopen downtown, the less of a pit and homeless-person attractor it will be.

  • December 29, 2013 - 10:01:04 AM

    Lived in Reno 25 years, I don't remember a time when Cal Neva and Circus Circus were not scary. I like the alley entrance, I saw a historic photo of Reno once where the casinos all had alley entrances. This seems like a step back to classic Reno. The Virginian is reopening?

  • December 30, 2013 - 7:35:03 AM

    Mike, I haven't been in that alley in quite a while, but I seem to remember that the old Golden Phoenix casino's remote storefront that faced Virginia street was connected at the rear of the building to the rear of another restaurant building that faced Sierra street by a pedestrian bridge on the second floors of both buildings. In the old - pre-Montage days, the restaurant building was in turn connected to the old Golden Phoenix Hotel by a pedestrian bridge that spanned Sierra St. When I look at the proposed Siri renderings, the proposed alley entrance appears to me to be under that old existing pedestrian bridge that connects to the old restaurant building rather than a new connection to Whitney Peak. The bridge over the alley appears to cross the other part of the T shaped alley on that block, not the top of the T portion of the alley that connects Sierra Street and Virginia. Is that possible?

  • December 30, 2013 - 11:04:19 AM

    Oh yes the Virginian is reopening and not under the Virginian. It will be an awesome new downtown attraction keep your eye on that building. The Whitney peak remodel too is equally as exciting.