New Wine/beer Venue Coming to Holcomb Avenue

by Mike Van Houten / Jan 11, 2017

A few months ago, the owner of 675 Holcomb, the 'tin can' building, contacted me letting me know he was adding features to the building to make it more lease-friendly to a cafe/coffee shop/wine bar type of venue. 

It didn't take long apparently to fill the unique building straddling Sinclair and Holcomb, technically on the edge of Midtown and the edge of the Wells Avenue Conservation District, it will bridge the two neighborhoods together with a wine and beer venue called 'The Glass Die'. It will be Reno's first board game parlour, described as "Craft beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soda and a free board game library!'

In today's city council meeting they are applying for an 'On-Premise Wine and Beer Bar' license. Cool! If you haven't seen the space lately, check it out. A glass storefront facade now sits on the southern side of the building, really opening the building's unique interior up. I can't wait to see what the end-result is! 


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  • January 12, 2017 - 8:08:53 AM

    Would it have killed you to take 15 seconds Googling/Facebooking "The Glass Die" so you could give an accurate description of the new venue? It's a "board game parlour" that happens to serve beer and wine, not a "wine and beer venue" that will "bridge the two neighborhoods together" .... what does that even mean? Anyway, great blog, looking forward to your next press release. --

  • January 12, 2017 - 9:34:48 AM

    I was reporting on the permit being pulled and the Alcohol license, not the actual venue. I do have a full time job, run a business, and am in the midst of redesigning this site. And no, I didnt have time to Google the business and had planned on doing an expanded story on it. You should know by now that I always first report on the permits being pulled, then later do construction tours, then later do a feature on the business. Thank you as always for your stunning commentary. And bridging the two neighborhoods means it sits on the edge of two distinct neighborhoods and will probably draw crowds from each hood...thus bridging it. You do know what that means, yes? That the definition does expand beyond a literal bridge? Also, the venue is described as Craft beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soda and a free board game library! So yes, I would still describe it as a wine and beer venue that happens to have free board games on hand to play. Since that was their Facebook description.

  • January 13, 2017 - 9:31:43 AM

    Your site does a great service to Reno. I am always looking forward to your new posts. Keep up the good work!

  • January 13, 2017 - 11:27:30 AM

    Thank you for your postings, Mike. It's really inappropriate for people to make the negative comments, since you are doing this as a service. IN spite of a couple cranky people, keep in mind that many people appreciate your work. Keep it up!

  • January 13, 2017 - 6:56:20 PM

    Uh huh .... at least you're consistent in all of your ventures?

  • January 15, 2017 - 7:15:20 AM

    Hopefully that first commentor has nothing to do with this business as it sounds pretty fun but her comments seem way too uptight to have fun. I'll check it out and hopefully this beer and wine place with games OR this game place with beer and wine is fun. Sounds like a good idea.

  • January 15, 2017 - 10:48:33 AM

    Interesting concept! Is it the first board game parlour in Reno?

  • January 15, 2017 - 4:30:08 PM

    Nobody does it like Sarah Lee! And that's a good thing since she's such a curmudgeon. Google it yourself.