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Topic: Isles Tea Shop on Center Street to Become Tiki Bar
Posted by: DowntownMakeoverDude - 10/17/2017 12:07:52 PM
Geopower, many restaurant use Sierra Gold Seafood in Sparks as their seafood distributor. The quality of their fish is amazing. Flown in daily. I would LOVE to see a Sierra Gold Seafood extension in Reno. Ponderosa Meat Co. in Midtown is already set up so consumers can buy from them directly, having one for seafood would be sweet.

Topic: Isles Tea Shop on Center Street to Become Tiki Bar
Posted by: geopower - 10/17/2017 11:39:24 AM
I don't know what tiki people are, but I'm guessing they're not Polynesians. I suppose it's good they'll be catering to an underserved bar demographic, but midtown isn't lacking bars. I'll be excited when a fish market opens. Somehow the Reno restaurant scene is awash in decent fish, but the grocery stores aren't, that I've seen.

Topic: Isles Tea Shop on Center Street to Become Tiki Bar
Posted by: Deb - 10/14/2017 11:02:35 AM
This is Soo Exciting for local Tiki people. My biggest hope is that the new developers will stick to a classic Tiki Bar and not just throw up some carved Tikis and then some TVs for sports night. There is a huge Tiki presence here so I encourage the developers to use them for input if they are interested. Lookung forward to the end result!

Topic: 205 South Sierra, downtown on corner of Sierra and Court, to Get 52 Apartments
Posted by: Jim - 10/14/2017 10:44:44 AM
815 a month is affordable to whom🤔

Topic: Marmot and Par Tolles Buying 73,500 Square Feet of Midtown Retail Buildings
Posted by: goofus - 10/10/2017 7:28:42 PM
Yet another deal announcement prior to closing. Though knowing the parties, it is probably real. You buy real estate hoping to add value and cash flow to your investors, so the buyers here must view these Midtown properties as currently under performing to current and projected lease rates. I suspect the current tenants might disagree. Though I haven't worked specifically in any of these projects, I have reviewed leases and work letters here for 2 prospective tenants. I recommended "punt" on both, though one ultimately signed a lease. Initial lease rates are at what the developer considers "below market" and generally include a dramatic increase after year 2. The Tenants consider the initial rents At Market and are going all ostrich on future built in rent increases that will break their businesses. Then throw in 18 months of SVA being under constitution by RTC and my guess of 40% business income loss. So my verdict is still out on this deal.

Topic: Marmot and Par Tolles Buying 73,500 Square Feet of Midtown Retail Buildings
Posted by: Rory - 10/10/2017 8:06:43 AM
Sounds like Bernie Carter and his brother are looking to focus on the Old Post Office development and allow the next generation of developers to takeover midtown. Very interesting all around

Topic: Permit Filed for Apartment Complex Downtown
Posted by: ken m - 10/9/2017 2:29:19 PM
the bums can move into the new apartments right?

Topic: Coach Inn Downtown Sells for $600K, Destined For Remodel
Posted by: ken m - 10/9/2017 2:18:34 PM
guaranteed to be mediocre

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: Sean - 10/5/2017 6:57:11 PM
Where are the parking spots?

Topic: Coach Inn Downtown Sells for $600K, Destined For Remodel
Posted by: H.E. - 9/29/2017 11:17:17 AM
Has Haberae ever not delivered a project? Its location next to the BM sculpture park will be a great told you so moment.

Topic: Coach Inn Downtown Sells for $600K, Destined For Remodel
Posted by: geopower - 9/29/2017 9:56:23 AM
I'd be curious how NNUD managed to sell it to themselves out of foreclosure in 2013. I always thought there were arm's-length rules on that.

Topic: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum...in Midtown
Posted by: Ej - 9/28/2017 12:53:34 PM
Hope these guys open sometime soon. Seems like under the rose has been planning on moving into that building for years and it still not open as far as I know. Morgan’s lobster shack will certainly enjoy more foot traffic.

Topic: Check out Plans for Sizzle Pie And The Black Crystal Downtown
Posted by: nn2036 - 9/26/2017 4:36:37 PM
I wish they go two story on the plan. It is such a prime spot to have a single story and parking lot

Topic: Check out Plans for Sizzle Pie And The Black Crystal Downtown
Posted by: H.E. - 9/25/2017 1:44:10 PM
It's Reno; we must have PARKING!!! No matter how small, insufficient or wholly unnecessary.

Topic: Check out Plans for Sizzle Pie And The Black Crystal Downtown
Posted by: geopower - 9/25/2017 12:01:04 PM
So half the lot is staying unbuilt in order to preserve 3 parking spaces and a trash enclosure?

Topic: Big Changes coming to Haskell Street
Posted by: nn2036 - 9/25/2017 5:02:43 AM
That is prime area. Hopefully,a high density project that is compliment of Midtown.

Topic: Five-Story Mixed Use Project Planned for California Avenue
Posted by: H.E. - 9/21/2017 4:49:19 PM
The permit mentions undergrounding or relocating the powerlines. 4 stories above ground is going to be a pretty good structure, everything around it is 2 to 2.5. Hopefully, it won't be a sore thumb.

Topic: Five-Story Mixed Use Project Planned for California Avenue
Posted by: geopower - 9/21/2017 10:06:31 AM
Having recently seen what arcing lines do when tree branches get up into them, I agree that they REALLY shouldn't mess with the setbacks on 25,000 volts. 4' planting strip doesn't seem like something this block really needs. Can the city waive it? A bunch of the rest of that stretch of California is grandfathered zero lot-line, and no one complains.

Topic: Five-Story Mixed Use Project Planned for California Avenue
Posted by: doofus - 9/21/2017 7:34:26 AM
They are going to run into issues with the required 10' radial separation from NVEs power line both on California and Creek.

Topic: Five-Story Mixed Use Project Planned for California Avenue
Posted by: doofus - 9/21/2017 7:30:04 AM
The required setback is 12' from California - 4' planter strip and an 8' sidewalk. The cantilever is a pretty aggressive reading of the code.

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