- 8,747 fans filled the Aces stands last night to watch the Reno Aces' last home game of the season. A strong ending to a second season. Speaking of Aces, I heard rumors about an enclosure for the Freight House during the winter.

- I spy a new bar joining the fleet of downtown drinking facilities, called Daane's Den, at 211 West First Street. They are applying for a liquor license in Wednesday's city council meeting. Is this the German bar?

- Speaking of alcohol, Roberta Ross, representing the Downtown Alcohol Advisory Committee, will be presenting to the council what they have accomplished thus far, and maybe some recommendations. There are still fears and whispers of a curfue for bars selling alcohol, but I doubt something that extreme will happen.

- There is construction work going on at Sierra Vista Tower, located at 567 W 4th Street. This used to be a hotel-casino, then just a hotel, then an apartment complex, then had a brief stint as condos and am not sure if they currently offer apartments or condos. It seems the construction work is centered around the old casino portion of the building.

- East Fourth Street from Lake to Valley Road will receive pedestrians enhancements including colored sidewalk and trees. The project is funded by a TEA-21 grant which is administered through the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) in an amount not to exceed $420,504.

- There seems to be basic ground-clearing work going on where the Marriott/Hyatt/Whatever is/was supposed to go, across the street from the Reno Aces Ballpark.

- Holcomb Avenue will start undergoing complete reconstruction and be reduced to two lanes with bike lanes starting September 7, according to construction warning signs I see in the neighborhood.

- Have you all noticed how many shades are pulled down on the Montage lately? It's an indicator of how many condos in the building have sold, because unsold units have zero window treatments installed in them. I've also noticed a demand for rentals downtown.