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Topic: Rumor: Siena To Be Rebanded, Casino Portion Closing
Posted by: Mark D. - 5/28/2015 8:26:20 PM
Just received my final monthly mailer from the Siena. The closure of the casino portion of the Siena was confirmed, with the lights going dark at 12 Noon, Tuesday June 30. This casino became my overall favorite place for gaming, so I'll miss it once it's gone.

Topic: Reno Streetcar Coalition Makes Itself Known
Posted by: John - 5/28/2015 7:47:13 AM
This is a fantastic idea. I'm real interested to see if this project starts to gain traction. I see no reason how it wouldn't be a feasible means to travel through Midtown and Downtown; especially when it seems that parking is somehow the biggest complaint of people wanting to hang out in Midtown

Topic: Reno Streetcar Coalition Makes Itself Known
Posted by: geopower - 5/27/2015 8:31:10 PM
Buses and bike lanes, not streetcars. We don't need an inflexible system that ties up major lanespace when we have existing cheaper, more adaptable alternatives. Wish the buses looked prettier like streetcars? Buy nicer buses, it's still cheaper than a streetcar system.

Topic: Adventures of a Snarkitect
Posted by: McG$$$ - 5/27/2015 7:29:18 PM
"Exactly" and "1401" are two words I have learned never to use in the same sentence! This will all be public record when we file the permits in a few weeks, but I can tell you 1401 MidTown will be truly mixed use. Headquarters space for a very successful home-grown ecommerce group. Retail space for a prominent local retailer. 3 of the most bitchin' lofts you will ever see in Reno (do you turn a former bank vault into a billiards room or a sling room or both?). PARKING! Bars and restaurants from the local folks who build MidTown in the first place. And 8 new funky live work loft residences with roof decks overlooking MidTown all the way to Mount Rose. These were originally designed as rentals, but I know there is already an interest list forming to purchase the indivudual units.

Topic: Reno Streetcar Coalition Makes Itself Known
Posted by: Brian Hunt - 5/27/2015 6:18:18 PM
Exciting to see people thinking about how to make Reno great! That should be applauded. I love Reno. I am skeptical of transit projects that claim to spur development. Development should spur transit projects that connect productive places. My belief: places support transit. And transit should be built incrementally. We should see buses packed to the rafters and then we will know we need a train. Let's figure out how to build places that have streets full of people, buses at capacity, and then we can add a train.

Topic: Reno Streetcar Coalition Makes Itself Known
Posted by: Nancy Pearl - 5/27/2015 5:15:05 PM
Having worked at the RTC severa years ago, albeit under different management, so I can't speak to specifics today, I have some insight into the process. I believe this isn't the first time a trolley concept has been proposed. Conditions today are different from then with the development of Midtown with limited parking. As for projects, the grant process calls for very specific plans and reports are made back to the grantor (the feds in this case) to ensure compliance. So a S.Virginia project, for instance, can't just be altered to take on something not in the original application. To create a new project, i.e., trolleys, would require a new application with compelling estimates of ridership, success, etc.Not to say that can't be done, but it is a separate process.

Topic: Adventures of a Snarkitect
Posted by: Walter H - 5/26/2015 6:01:07 PM
So what is actually going in the 1401 Midtown Project? Any new drawings of the final design?

Topic: Color Goes On 777 Center
Posted by: matt - 5/26/2015 9:34:39 AM
fcuk yea.

Topic: Adventures of a Snarkitect
Posted by: Brian Hunt - 5/25/2015 6:45:56 PM
I have seen some of Mike's plans for these "daylight dugout" basements. This is a really interesting concept. Could this be the new midtown vernacular? Pick any two houses with unused basements and dig out a courtyard between them and make the subterranean life a bit more bright! Well I think it's brilliant. Seems like a great hack. It's way easier than adding a second story. I could see these little basements with dignity adding a huge number of bodies downtown...something that is absolutely great. Keep it up snarkitect!

Topic: How Would You Redevelop 260 Winter Street? Get Creative With A Local Urban Planning Competition
Posted by: Randy Ceccarelli - 5/24/2015 1:41:46 PM
Is there any plans to post the designs for the winter street competition on this web site before the winners are chosen? or after? Many of us in the area are interested---Thanks

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Rory - 5/20/2015 11:09:16 AM
Bibo may see some customer defections to Old World but I believe competition is good for consumers and businesses.

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Eelke Folmer - 5/19/2015 8:00:17 PM
I am pro independent businesses but why do these new coffeeshops open up so close to independent coffeeshops that are already there? (Bibos/java jungle). I think it is bad for overall business. I can think of a ton of locations (Costco/Trader Joes/Target South) in Reno that could benefit from having an independent coffeeshop close by.

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: H.E. - 5/19/2015 6:36:10 PM
Guys, guys... Let's not rush to conclusions that Shaniqua or Shinanay have anything to do with one of the businesses, especially since Mike has mentioned the crafted palette place before. Give 'em all a test, provide your feedback, and if after that, they still don't produce a product to your preference/liking then let your money do the talking. But don't put the kabash on a business before it has the chance to do anything because of some likely unaffiliated troll.

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Bungalow Mark - 5/19/2015 4:59:12 PM
If you ask me, the jungle deserved and earned the space it received. They have been around for years and have a bit of history to them, as well as now being a part of Reno's cultural history!

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: John - 5/19/2015 1:01:22 PM
Thanks for all the work you do on this site. It's much appreciated. I'm guessing that Shinaynay isn't an owner of one of the shops; but a friend or family member. Either way, I don't think anyone would have interpreted the "uneven coverage" unless she said it. Trolls gonna troll. Anyways, always excited to see new coffee houses popping up in Reno. All three sound like great additions to Reno

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Jason - 5/19/2015 11:06:59 AM
Agree with Rory and Dan....great job on getting info out. Downtown is on a roll and I greatly appreciate all the positive commentary (and try to ignore the negative people).

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: dan - 5/19/2015 10:40:08 AM
thanx mike for the coverage. the more coffeehouses the better. as to the nitpickers who measure the number of letters devoted to each business....eh. trolls. i always read your site!

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Rory - 5/19/2015 10:03:35 AM
Tough crowd, Mike. But keep up the great work. I love what you do and the FREE service you provide our community. I look forward to trying all the new businesses. Best of luck to each one.

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: CawfeePlease - 5/19/2015 9:23:06 AM
Encouraging these new places are opening! I will be hitting up Old World Coffee often, Brian the manager used to work at Hub Riverside and is uh-maze-zing. Chemex all the way! As for the other comments, what I personally would have done is message the author privately and say "Hey thanks for the mention! There's so much more to our business I'd like to show you, would you like to come in for a tour and and do a full-featured solo write-up?" rather than insult him publicly on his own medium for taking the time to give you a shout out. That's Public Relations: 101.

Topic: Coffee Coffee Everywhere!
Posted by: Claudia - 5/19/2015 8:25:29 AM
what a b#!*ch. Business Ownership 101: Learn to covet unsolicited free publicity and press. And she's a block away from Java Jungle? They will need all the press they can get. Good luck, with that attitude.

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