Furniture Store for Downtown, Knitting Factory Shuffle, and More

by Mike Van Houten / Dec 29, 2015

Furniture Store For Downtown?

Northern Nevada Business Weekly did a great write-up regarding the rise of retail throughout Reno, from Summit Mall to Midtown, and in the article it was mentioned Bernie Carter has a letter of intent from a decor and furniture retailer for the ground floor of the 50 South Virginia building, which comprises nearly 12,000 square feet. In addition, the 'Basement' sub-project of the building is nearly full, with a juice shop, chocolatier, coffee shop, jean store, florist and clothing retailer recently opening or opening soon. The article also highlighted Dragonfly Skin Care, Hello Yoga, Sierra Belle and Fountain of Youth Medical Spa opening. in the Sticks project in Midtown.

Knitting Factory Shuffle

One of my readers pointed out to me that nearly all of Knitting Factory's shows have moved over to Cargo. Mike Hidgon over at RGJ noticed this too.  The official response, from both Knitting Factory Corp HQ and Whitney Peak, is that the Knitting Factory is remodeling, and all shows except those that were under contract with that venue have been moved. I posted the question to Facebook to see if anyone knew what was up. There were a few comments that aligned and painted a picture of a remodel, but not as a concert venue..perhaps as a night club that could host DJs, but not live venues. We'll see! Rumors in the comments vary wildly... from the owner raising rent rates to above what the Knit was comfortable with, to Cargo taking it over and turning it into a night club. 

Bauserman Buys Montage Commercial Space

A well-known PR/media firm will be moving downtown. They bought, not leased, commercial space on the ground floor of the Montage condo tower. From what I gather, the office will take up part of the ground floor, while use of the remaining space is yet to be determined. 



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  • January 1, 2016 - 8:00:11 AM

    Any idea what the furniture store might be and when it'd be going into the post office building? A knock against living downtown has been access to essentials like grocery stores. At a glance the two most recent retail updates – Montage & post office – don't seem to improve quality of life for those living downtown or considering projects like the Kings Inn. Not meant as a knock, just an observation.

  • January 1, 2016 - 8:43:55 AM

    I heard the Keshmiri's want to put something in the old Woolworth's, at Street level above Shelter. Also the old Longs Space by Pizza Reno is practically begging to be a grocery of some kind. I think one of the reasons a grocery might be so hard to come by is they'll be almost completely dependent on Downtown residents, and there's just not enough of them to make it lucrative for any chain.

  • January 5, 2016 - 7:21:09 AM

    Can anyone think of a furniture store chain that operates in only 12,000 square feet?