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Topic: Scultpure-Fest Coming to Downtown Reno
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 3/27/2015 9:34:45 PM
This information was taken, as of the writing, directly from the event's Facebook page. If you tell me what is incorrect I'll correct it.

Topic: Scultpure-Fest Coming to Downtown Reno
Posted by: Kelly - 3/27/2015 9:30:25 PM
Can we get an editor for this page? This piece has many errors that only hurt the credibility of the organization.

Topic: Photo Tour of 50 South Virginia
Posted by: Suzanna - 3/22/2015 9:25:46 AM
Please leave as much original detail as possible. I always marveled at the details when I went in there. Glad to the see the building repurposed. Can't wait to get in there.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 3: Plans for the Virginian
Posted by: Matt - 3/21/2015 2:22:10 PM
Hey Newman, the parking works like this. In the alley behind Virginia Street, it's that very very narrow one, there sits the back entrance to the Virginian. There, if you were facing the doors inside, to the right are two garage like doors that open from the top and bottom. These are the lifts. When the Virginian was operating as a hotel/casino, only valets had access to these. This was not a self park type of operation. The parking levels are floors 4-7 of the tower. They are accessible from the guest elevators but are locked off. Hope this answers a lot of your questions.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 3: Plans for the Virginian
Posted by: newman - 3/21/2015 12:17:26 PM
Could you do a follow up on that parking structure inside and that elevator delivering system. I would love to see how that would work. Also what floors are those 4 parking floors located on

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 1: The Fallout Shelter
Posted by: Nick - 3/20/2015 9:07:55 PM
Looks awesome! The outside of the building needs help tho. Would've been nice to see it on the first floor ( ground level) with big windows. But whatever, looks great anyway.

Topic: Crop of New Businesses Coming
Posted by: Claudia - 3/20/2015 2:03:44 PM
You are aware LJ that only certain businesses requiring certain licenses namely bars, medical marijuana dispensaries and other businesses that require special permits, go before the city council right? Your comment makes no sense.

Topic: Crop of New Businesses Coming
Posted by: LJ - 3/20/2015 1:52:18 PM
3 bars and a marijuana disp. Way to go City Council! *ugh*

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 2: Ross Apartments
Posted by: Roberta Ross - 3/20/2015 9:00:57 AM
Hi Chris, Yes we do have senior citizens living at the Ross along with professionals, single women and men, and couples. We love them all. They all have been so gracious while we have been improving the elevator; some even call the stairs their work out. The elevator is up and running. Why don' t you come over and we will give you a ride and love to show you our remodel units.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 2: Ross Apartments
Posted by: Roberta Ross - 3/20/2015 9:00:24 AM
Hi Chris, Yes we do have senior citizens living at the Ross along with professionals, single women and men, and couples. We love them all. They all have been so gracious while we have been improving the elevator; some even call the stairs their work out. The elevator is up and running. Why don' t you come over and we will give you a ride and love to show you our remodel units.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 3: Plans for the Virginian
Posted by: No_Valleys_guy - 3/19/2015 8:59:59 AM
I think the Virginian sign is going to be removed. It looks obsolete and would cost big $ to upgrade to LCD type. Someone else said the Siegels have promised a lot, in their downtown plans. Yeah, lets see them finish the 'Sierra Tap House' building renovation first.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 3: Plans for the Virginian
Posted by: Jay - 3/19/2015 8:35:56 AM
I hear that sign is pretty obnoxious to neighboring tenants. So crazy bright. They tested it the other day. Maybe it can find a new home.

Topic: A Day of Sneak Peeks Part 2: Ross Apartments
Posted by: Chris - 3/18/2015 10:43:14 PM
It would be great if they would fix the elevator that has been broken for months instead of spending money on this. I know that a lot of the senior citizens who live in the building would much rather have a working elevator.

Topic: New Venues Headed to 1st and West
Posted by: Theron Hunt - 3/16/2015 2:34:12 PM
This is great news for Reno downtown...

Topic: New Venues Headed to 1st and West
Posted by: Carol - 3/16/2015 1:22:47 PM
Thanks for the update.

Topic: Virginian Offers Up Retail Space on Loopnet
Posted by: David Dedick - 3/16/2015 9:55:39 AM
Although I've been coming to Reno for 30 years, the Virginian wasn't open for very much of that time. That big front neon sign is fantastic though. I hope there's some way to preserve it.

Topic: Marmots Complete Renovations on Two More Properties
Posted by: baby bear - 3/15/2015 10:06:56 AM
Marmots "renovations" are hideous and if anyone thinks they actually help a neighborhood should actually LOOK at the quality of their work. It is crappy. The "assemblage" has more trailers per capita on the properties than anywhere else in Reno besides Sun Valley. The "art" on the fences. Ridiculous and does not go with the vernacular of the charming cottage residences. This could have been done so much better. Carpetbaggers who came in from another area to MAKE MONEY--not help the neighborhoods.

Topic: Virginian Offers Up Retail Space on Loopnet
Posted by: Sparky - 3/13/2015 7:34:21 PM
I don't see the market for basement offices at $2/SF/month - maybe $.50. I don't see the market for street level retail here at $2/SF/month - maybe $1.25. And upper level retail/bar/restaurant here at $2/SF/month? I hope Siegel has a lot of room in his pro forma. You can't get people to patronize businesses on the street on this block. But I hope Siegel is a jenius and proves me wrong.

Topic: Virginian Offers Up Retail Space on Loopnet
Posted by: Mike L - 3/13/2015 5:05:45 PM
The tower is slated for mixed use / residential. Any ideas what the residential is going to be? Weekly /monthly rentals or something different? That would make a big difference in who might be interested in retail or restaurant space.

Topic: New Project Slated for Corner of Sinclair and Stewart
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 3/13/2015 12:39:39 PM
Also, for the record, I am a big fan of Blake Smiths renovation of the East Liberty building and the architecture of the new Starbucks, and the renderings of the Cov project on Virginia Street in the former Heritage Bank building. Time will tell whats planned for this corner.

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