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Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: Bard - 6/23/2016 9:43:22 AM
Like the whole concept. As for the restrooms, they look nice, save for the highway gas station sinks. Why cheap out there?

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: JG - 6/20/2016 9:09:16 AM
Pinon is definitely new favorite bar in town, amazing beer selection. I'm going to love having a Pie Face in midtown now, too...my wallet and gut, not so much. Really cool building design

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: Sara Lee - 6/19/2016 5:14:15 PM
I've been to Pinon three times and each time I've wondered how the bathroom situation will hold up once Pie Face opens up next door. There are a few other spots in town that share a common bathroom among businesses and it's a turnoff that has factored in when deciding where to drink / eat in the past. My favorite part about 777 has been drinking outside at one of the tables, which are going to be a lot more difficult to get a seat at once business picks up. As Pinon's space is currently setup I don't think I'd go back if outside wasn't an option. It's felt a little dim and sterile in there compared to some of the other options in the neighborhood.

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: H.E. - 6/19/2016 11:21:50 AM
It certainly doesn't hurt to have a nice bathroom, in the end though it is just a place to do your business and get out. My issue with the restrooms at 777 is it is shared between all those businesses, and you need a key to access them. It's such a large building you would think there were more restrooms. It's just an added hassle to use the restroom, especially at a bar like piñon.

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: Mike Mc$$$ - 6/18/2016 8:03:21 PM
Serious question for y'all. How important are the restrooms in rating your impression of a restaurant? I tend to go code minimum on my projects and hope the tenant at least upgrades some of the finishes. But not palaces of pee - the real estate is too costly. Am I off base here?

Topic: Permit In Review for 200 South Center Street
Posted by: Joel Prinz - 6/18/2016 2:07:35 PM
I would like to know if they will be for sale or rent as well. Would be a killer investment to get a few of these.

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: H.E. - 6/16/2016 5:44:26 PM
Pinon is an awesome spot so far. I like the building, those swanky bathrooms though are going to have an access problem if you ask me. Definitely a design oversight.

Topic: Hard Hat Tour: 777 Center Preview
Posted by: rory - 6/16/2016 8:06:32 AM
Really impressive renovations. Good luck to everyone with skin in the game.

Topic: Permit In Review for 200 South Center Street
Posted by: H.E. - 6/14/2016 5:13:56 PM
Saw a dumpster out front of 236 Sierra the other day (anything going on with that Vine-o? Reno spot? Saw windows were put in the motel at 1150 W 2nd St on a trip out to Dickerson. And lastly, the 3rd Street Flats look like they're coming together. The only thing we need to do now is keep our rents low. The Truckee Meadows is getting a little ridiculous and superficial if you ask me.

Topic: Permit In Review for 200 South Center Street
Posted by: Kevin - 6/10/2016 1:17:47 PM
Are the looking at making these apartments for rent or condo's for sale?

Topic: Renderings of West 2nd Street District
Posted by: Quincy Wyn - 6/9/2016 3:54:30 PM
This W2 group consists of a bunch of white guys and a wife. I think the project is way too much. I think if it was scaled down to lower buildings and townhome like structures it will be much better. What about the infrastructure. Are they going to build a new fire house and pay for the police and fire personal and what about the congestion that this will cause. Already parking is getting tight around the area. I think their website is propaganda and they are just like all the rest of the big developers and only care about money and want the city to take the risks. If they had put forward a more reasonable proposal that took in the surrounding neighborhoods and historic buildings it would be better received. That is a quant historic neighborhood that they are butting up against. Not to mention ruining the Arlington Views.

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: haberae - 6/9/2016 11:41:47 AM
doofus: we do know who you are Mr. M and for your information there is a multitude of parking on the parcel for another ten units! we like flex space as a resident can utilize the area for whatever they wish and not be tied down to a bedroom per se. as for your comments regarding the design of tiny ten they are in no way like our cubes. however, you being an architect and all maybe you know a lot more about our developments than we do... anyway, the projects are good ones and we are proud of our 50 year history here in Reno. we are just trying to make Reno BETTER one building at a time. thanks doofus and no better name for you was ever chosen!

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: Slapdad - 6/9/2016 9:48:51 AM
I agreed that the motels CAN be cool, but those (and most others) are NOT maintained as such. They're mostly weekly motels that brings the whole area down that are owned by private parties, not the city. The city is not in the business of building or renovating properties, nor should they be. It's very easy to sit back as an armchair developer and say this should be done or that should be done, but its quite another to put your money on the line and do it. Those that complain about them being torn down are completely free to buy the properties and take on the project themselves. Again, I think an area with several of these motels restored could be very cool.....but several of them boarded up for years in the middle of downtown as people exit the freeway isn't the best foot forward for Reno.

Topic: Renderings - Salvation 10 and Tiny Ten by Haberae
Posted by: doofus - 6/8/2016 7:03:31 PM
"Flex Space" is developer speak for an illegal 2nd bedroom that the project doesn't have parking to support. And the Tinys sure look like sawed-off versions of the Cubes on Stewart Street, built on a park model mobile home module.

Topic: Introducing Atomik City Office Suites!
Posted by: Meggin - 6/7/2016 4:44:31 PM
So stoked to be a part of this development! It's been beautifully done, and I can't wait to see it flourish along with the community around it.

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: RenoFan - 6/6/2016 12:28:33 PM
I with Bunaglow Hugger on this one. When I first stumbled on this website years ago I suggested that the Reno had a unique marketing angle. Desert to the East, mountains to the wets and a really cool downtown. As I have said all along, it could be the Austin of the West coast. Reno in recent times has had a move to do just that. Look at midtown and along the river. But there is still an attitude in your City Hall to just tear it down. That little town can put in a cenmte slab like no town I have seen before (see Mapes, Harrolds club, Pioneer Hotel etc) If the dollars to rase were offered up at seed money to updgrade, you may end up with some really cool places. And yes, old motesl from the 50’s can be really cool: See:http://www.sanjosehotel.com.

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: Slapdad - 6/6/2016 10:44:50 AM
Calling them "mid-century" doesn't change the fact that they are run down eyesores. Could they be reused? Sure, but as what? Turning these into boutiques fails miserably 9 times out of 10 and the properties have looked horrible since the 1980's. Just because they were built in the 50's doesn't mean they're important buildings to Reno. It's time to clear the way for something else to go in there and since this is adjacent to the new student housing, it would make sense for this block to be targeted for something similar. I do think that a lot of these old motels could be redone and become very trendy retro places to stay, but the reality is that they are all weekly motels or shut down and both of those options result in sketchy places in the middle of downtown.

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: Ramona Eggenberger - 6/4/2016 12:28:22 PM
I am so glad to hear that these are coming down, I believe they can be taken by the city and charge the owners. I cannot believe it took this long. I say amen. We need to have pride in our downtown.

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: Bungalow Hugger - 6/3/2016 5:22:49 PM
Midcentury motels are an important part of our culture and history. I toured the interior of these properties on Wednesday and they are in no way so dilapidated that they "need" to be demolished, especially not with city money. They can and should be rehabilitated and adaptively reused. Ideas? Boutique hotels or upscale apartments, incubator space, art galleries...The city's idea that a vacant weed filled lot will look better than two beautiful boarded up red block midcentury motels with exciting architectural details and cool neon signs is ridiculous. What will go here? Something that will just make Reno look like every other generic city? Cool 1950's motels are what people love about Reno. We should be celebrating and protecting them, not erasing them. The owner has some legal and financial issues which I believe is keeping them from selling for what they owe, so I don't think there is any hope in the near future of seeing anything other than a new place for the seagulls to hang out. I would personally rather look at a boarded up motel that has the potential to be rehabilitated. If only we would have waited another 5 years on the Mapes, it would almost certainly have been reopened.

Topic: Two Boarded-Up Motels In Their Final Hour
Posted by: Rory - 6/3/2016 7:34:30 AM
Considerable irony in that the owners call themselves a development company. Seems all they've done is sat on blight and let it rot in the sun.

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