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Topic: See See Motor Coffee Gears Up for Art Opening Tomorrow
Posted by: JG - 11/21/2016 9:25:56 AM
Any idea when the coffee shop will officially be open for business? Looking forward to it.

Topic: SoDo District
Posted by: Paula Campbell - 11/17/2016 12:23:56 PM
There have been many changes to the Midtown area since this page was created! For instance, many of the shops listed don't exist any more and there are more great restaurants and bars. Maytan Music, Roses Cafe, Achieve Fitness and Mandala Massage (among others) are gone. The Biggest Little City Club is now called The Loving Cup and Plato's Closet has moved out of the Midtown area. Some of the new restaurants are Feast, Laughing Planet Cafe, Great Full Gardens, Two Chicks, Morgan's Lobster Shack, and Simple Ice Cream. New bars are 40 Mile Saloon, and The Saint and the Patagonia outlet store has moved into the area. This area of town has also seen a huge increase in rents and home prices.

Topic: Virginia Street Bridge Preview!
Posted by: geopower - 11/2/2016 12:13:18 PM
And now we need a new law against climbing on city property because the bridge design invites it. Pretty bad attractive nuisance if it requires its own law. http://renocitynv.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=1304&MediaPosition=&ID=7341&CssClass=

Topic: Hub Coffee Roasters Files Permit for Roastery Near Wells Avenue
Posted by: ken m - 10/31/2016 4:12:46 PM
great news - I love magpie coffee!

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: AM - 10/27/2016 9:05:04 PM
I'm really disappointed in this project, the design lacks excitement. I also think there is too much space between the retail areas and what I mean is you have to walk thru large expansive areas to get to some of the retail, reminds me a bit of Summit Mall in that regard which I think is a dude because it is not a walkable mall you have to navigate huge parking lots. Bring the retail in physically closer to the theater too, it needs to feel more like a "city within a city"

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: Jason T - 10/21/2016 10:55:48 AM
Sounds like Matt is with developers and has good vision and flexibility. I am frequent visitor to this website and I am struck with some comments from people who really have no idea. So, very appreciative of Matt's knowledgeable post.

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: Dice - 10/20/2016 9:19:32 AM
Sort of feels like it needs a Chicago style Italian Beef stand.

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: Matt - 10/20/2016 8:21:42 AM
First of all, it's not finished. Second, it won't be that bright when it is finished and finally it's not just Bocce, it will be skeeball and shuffleboard, and a restaurant/bar WITH an outdoor patio and separate bar. It's an event venue first, entertainment venue second. Meaning, we will be renting it out for private parties and yes, wedding/special events. It's a totally separate entity from the hotel, Marriott has no part in it's design or will profit from it. It's meant to sink or swim on it's own, and believe us...there's always a plan B. But we're very confident it'll be a hit, theres nothing else like it. Beyond the venue, the Renaissance will have it's own great restaurant with a new patio deck over the river, This venue won't be open until March.

Topic: Photo Tour: 1039 South Virginia Street
Posted by: Ej - 10/20/2016 7:56:00 AM
Hope UTR can start making better and more varied beer. The owners are quite nice but everything they make is just OK and no real stand outs on flavor. Very pedestrian beer and if you do that (like the English) you better be awesome at subtly and consistency. Also a lot of new breweries coming in the next year with people handing out money to breweries like the brew pub explosion and collapse of the 90s into 2000s never happened :/

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: ken m - 10/19/2016 2:44:13 PM
Horrible interiors - bad concept, nobody is going to want to hang out in that mini golf course looking, overly lit, interior decorated nightmare. Only a matter of time before marriott pulls out of that building. That property has a curse.

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: Rory - 10/19/2016 7:39:42 AM
This is a fantastic concept. With younger folks looking for things to do in winter during the evening I can envision this game area being a popular hangout. Really hopeful this concept is executed as well as the design.

Topic: Construction Photo Tour: Renaissance Hotel
Posted by: H.E. - 10/18/2016 9:31:10 PM
Looks nice. With so much space though, I imagine they have some sort of business plan or marketing plan to bring in more than "just "hotel guests? Weddings? Any particular events? Restaurants? I'm having a hard time envisioning what will be the reason the average Reno resident to step foot in there.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: N. Haverbrook - 10/17/2016 3:30:18 PM
Needs a monorail and more large scale fountains. The monorail could go in a clear tube that goes underwater - under a fountain.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: TheGood - 10/16/2016 12:44:57 AM
It looks weak!! Nothing to do with the midtown connection it is suppose to be..more shopping structure and two three or four story shopping retail/restaurant choices need to be put up front..can someone please tell the old geezer developer this is NOT wat Reno wants... This is Center of town..it should have higher standards .. They should prob look at South Tahoe and all of their redevelopment plan they have with their NEW shops and retail/restaurant options they have which is pedestrian friendly to the Main road ..people can actually walk in and out of these places from the main road.....this team needs to go back to the drawing board..No wonder Vegas and other cities make fun of us..Reno just can't get it together

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: ken m - 10/14/2016 3:00:04 PM
will somebody please demo that turd of a heritage bank?

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: geopower - 10/14/2016 2:08:39 PM
A smarter city would kick in a density bonus and cut parking requirements rather than paying direct infrastructure subsidy. Core redevelopment on our best transit line means there is no reason for this not to be 4 or 5 stories instead of 3, with residential parking an optional extra cost.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: Nn2036 - 10/13/2016 10:28:30 PM
The wraparound apartment area makes the Plumbest lane area look urban!

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: dofus - 10/13/2016 7:50:07 PM
Not a bad start. Don't like the wall of parking enclosures making phase 1 seem almost gated. from the surrounding community, but that is probably purposeful. Shopper's Square is talking about a $15M rehab, so don't dig the wrap-arounds on the corner instead of reinforcing the retail core on the corner.. Why Reno would donate $3.5M to make this happen is beyond me, but whatever.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: nn2036 - 10/13/2016 2:24:04 PM
The good thing is the parking is inside and not expose to Virginia street. There is still too much street parking around the retail area. The style is too modern. I though they said the style is modeled after Santana row in San Jose. This is nothing like Santana row.

Topic: High Resolution Renderings of Park Lane Mall Plans
Posted by: Ken - 10/13/2016 1:02:01 PM
This is a great looking project, but the apartment complex at the south end is far too suburban and definitely out of context. They should go back to the drawing board on that aspect.

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