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Jan
29
2016

Siena has pulled a demo permit to begin construction on the Renaissance Hotel. 

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Jan
29
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. 

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Jan
25
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.

 

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Jan
22
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. 

 

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Jan
20
2016

Sierra Belle to hold official grand opening this Saturday in the Stick project in Midtown at 726 South Virginia Street. 

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Jan
20
2016

Third restaurant announced for 777 Center

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Jan
19
2016

The Hudson Project was a multi-block development planned for downtown at Center and Pine Street. Brian Egan championed some amazing apartment renovations seen here, before the project stalled a bit. Now, is there renewed activity?

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Jan
19
2016

University District, 3rd Street Flats, 4th Street Project, Virgnia Street Bridge Update, ReTRAC Cover Update, an action plan for downtown, and more. 

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Jan
15
2016

Sneak Peek Construction of The Stick downtown

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Jan
13
2016

Global Coffee is the latest business to open in what I consider to be one of the most promising retail developments downtown.

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