Downtown Reno and Midtown Breaking News
University District, 3rd Street Flats, 4th Street Project, Virgnia Street Bridge Update, ReTRAC Cover Update, an action plan for downtown, and more.19 Jan 2016
The owners of LuLou's are opening a new Japanese restaurant in town called Kauboi Izakaya, in Midtown between Chocolate Walrus and Sierra Nevada Chocolate Factory.
It will be an informal style Japanese restaurant more along the lines of a tavern or pub. It will feature char-grilled foods, dumplings, noodle, and some rice dishes, and no sushi of any sort.
Cooking on Japanese charcoal, customers can expect food way beyond soy sauce.
22 Jan 2016
In the 10 years that I have been doing DowntownMakeover, I've written about a lot of projects that never came to fruition. For some of these projects, that's probably a good thing. For others, well let's just say I still wish some of them would happen.
Number One on my list would be the Facade Improvement Program on Virginia Street. It was an awesome collaboration of private businesses and the City of Reno, but ultimately the funding just wasn't there to do it. What was amazing about this project, is that for the most part all of the building owners on this block came to a consensus on the building improvements proposed. Check it out below, it's one of many projects that maybe should be given a second look.
25 Jan 2016
You might have heard that the City of Reno is underwater with the CitiCenter Plaza property downtown wedged between Plaza, 4th Street and Center Street. It used to be our city bus transit center until a larger one was constructed on 4th and Evans that can accommodate more routes and RAPID transit. The Reno Aces owners were supposed to purchase and develop it, saving the redevelopment agency from being in debt with the property. But alas, that never happened.29 Jan 2016
Stpping by the Renaissance Hotel today downtown, which pulled a demo permit and will begin construction soon, I noticed a new sign in the building with renderings of the rooms. Check them out!30 Jan 2016