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Topic: Renderings for Phase 3 of Sticks Project
Posted by: Andrew - 10/19/2014 5:36:50 PM
I hope it doesn't put its back to Virginia. Put some doors on Virginia!

Topic: Kings Inn Facelift Planned
Posted by: BC Dave - 10/19/2014 6:50:48 AM
The poor old King's Inn hasn't been open since sometime in the mid 1980s. I believe there were several attempts, in the 90s and beyond, to open it again as a hotel casino or as apartments. (And, of course, nothing happened). I used to walk by it on my way to the Sands. You could just make out rows of dusty old slot machines. Then came the broken windows, the boarding up and the ugly paint. It's sad that this place, where people once had fun, has sat vacant and neglected for so long. Good luck to those who plan to revitalize it. I sure hope it works out this time. I'll believe when I see it.

Topic: Renderings for Phase 3 of Sticks Project
Posted by: eyeball - 10/18/2014 8:22:39 PM
amen harry. sad very sad

Topic: Renderings for Phase 3 of Sticks Project
Posted by: harry - 10/17/2014 4:11:50 PM
Fugly just like the other parts of this development.

Topic: The Bridge opens soon, puts in real windows
Posted by: johnny - 10/17/2014 4:09:01 PM
Doesn't look like much of an upgrade over the existing facade. It still has that cheesy, greasy, 80's diner feel to it. most likely another failed venture

Topic: The Bridge opens soon, puts in real windows
Posted by: Shooty - 10/17/2014 2:17:22 PM
Thanks for the update!

Topic: Kings Inn Facelift Planned
Posted by: Rory - 10/14/2014 7:44:51 AM
I recall one of the biggest reasons the Mapes was razed was because of compromised concrete which made the property too expensive to renovate. Sad because it was a gorgeous building and the location would have been great for high end urban flats.

Topic: Kings Inn Facelift Planned
Posted by: Bungalow Boy - 10/10/2014 4:09:58 PM
This is certainly good news, indeed! I just can't help but wonder how this was made possible for such an, up until now, unattractive and oddly located building, yet no such positive outcome could have, or was accepted, to have saved the Mapes Hotel.

Topic: The Bridge opens soon, puts in real windows
Posted by: EJ - 10/10/2014 3:28:38 PM
Too bad they didn't replace the door/entry way. Funky domed thing over it looks bad. If they were going to update it I wish they'd update the whole front facade. Another failed business at this location coming? I hope not but it still looks poor from the outside IMHO.

Topic: The Bridge opens soon, puts in real windows
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 10/10/2014 1:08:15 PM
Added a before-shot for you, Shooty!

Topic: The Bridge opens soon, puts in real windows
Posted by: Shooty - 10/10/2014 1:02:53 PM
A before-shot would be nice.

Topic: RAD's New Infographic is Rad!
Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 10/9/2014 1:06:29 AM
First, it was 127 venues. By "live entertainment venue", I'm fairly certain they are including every showroom, lounge, and performance stage in the district. Several of the casinos have multiple such venues. Additionally, there are bars with live entertainment, the bowling stadium, the event center, the ballroom, and I'm sure there are others that I have missed. Second, the graphic doesn't say 50+ bars. It says "50+ bars, restaurants, and shops". There are easily 50+ bars, restaurants, and shops in Midtown.

Topic: RAD's New Infographic is Rad!
Posted by: Way Nervine - 10/7/2014 11:21:31 AM
Many of the stated quantities shown on the map are highly questionable; 50 bars in Midtown, maybe 50 bar stools! 150 live entertainment venues in the Arch Dist., does that include each live gaming table?

Topic: New Bites and Rumors
Posted by: Mr Marriott - 10/2/2014 2:35:52 PM
Take a look at the Marriott Residence Inn in the Portland Pearl district for an idea of what the possibilities are for a new urban hotel downtown.

Topic: Heritage Bank Building Construction Progress
Posted by: Steve W - 9/20/2014 9:29:57 AM
Is this the building renovation across the street from El Pollo Loco, or a different project north of that area?

Topic: New Projects Crawling Out of the Woodworks
Posted by: Save the Bees Reno - 9/18/2014 11:34:16 AM
Would have been a good idea to design around the existing 100 year old ever greens that helped to filter pollution out of Virginia Lake. We are now faced with total devastation in this area thanks to the clear cutting that happened last month.

Topic: Siegel Group to Acquire El Cortez Downtown
Posted by: Prifitz - 9/17/2014 10:31:02 AM
Fernando Leal is a wonderful man full of heart and a true man of vision. He did great things for Reno even though many of his ideas were shot down by the City of Reno. Sometimes is not enough having a savvy businessman loaded with cash and some innovative perspective come our way. We also need to give them support and put the petty politics on hold.

Topic: Heritage Bank Building Construction Progress
Posted by: doofus - 9/13/2014 7:16:27 PM
COV = Coefficient of Variation? City of Vandals? Just wiki suggestions. If there was a wait list for the lofts, I'd be on it! Brick walls, high ceilings with sleeping lofts, roof decks overlooking Piazza Ste. Rene'. SOHO/SOMA/ RENO!

Topic: Siegel Group Proposes to Enhance West Street Plaza, Fulton Park
Posted by: Ken - 9/11/2014 11:47:14 AM
So they ended up authorizing the staff to work on an agreement, but major stakeholders will be consulted (parks dept, neighbors, RAB) in crafting the deal. The Siegel Group didn't actually show up with a proposal, and the mayor said "transfer" was probably the (paraphrasing) "wrong wording" on the agenda item. The council members seem to have declined for the time being to let us know where they stand on the ownership of the plaza. The city should not sell or transfer interest in the plaza to any other party. If you agree, let the council know. That being said, the city should work with the developer on specific changes if those changes make sense, while the city retains ownership of the plaza.

Topic: Provisions Sneak Peek at 100 North Sierra
Posted by: Woodrow - 9/10/2014 9:18:58 AM
Dean and DeLuca is also relatively close by in Napa Valley. Saying you're going to do something like that is a very, very tall order indeed.

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