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Nov
8
2015

If I am reading these permits right, downtown will be getting a wedding chapel across the street from City Hall. How retro!

 

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Nov
3
2015

The fourth annual BIGGEST little Theatre Festival at Brüka Theatre is a showcase for original theatre pieces featuring traditional and nontraditional performances created by local and regional performance artists.  This small festival features up to 5 performances a day over 5 days in our downtown Sub-Bruka space. Each performance is under 50 minutes in length.  Groups receive a portion of the ticket sales.

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Oct
26
2015

So the Chocolate Bar downtown is closed. Sad face. No more chocotinis.

But never fear, chocolate covered-yummies will soon be replaced by enthusiastic sports fans, as Reno is getting it's first non-smoking non-gaming, sports lounge known as The Stick. Steve Towell and Kevin Johnson (owner of the Chocolate Bar) are launching the concept.Being the first of it's kind, The Stick will be a premier sports themed restaurant and a perfect place for friends, family, and business patrons to meet for lunch, dinner, happy hour, game day, late night and community gatherings.

Stay tuned for more info, as I will be getting a tour soon! They hope to open in December/January.

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Oct
21
2015

Siegel Group, Downtown Transit, and Downtown Motels Take Center Stage at RAAB Meeting.

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Oct
12
2015

Downtown Reno is now in a second wave of development, with many projects going on, perhaps more than any other point in this blog's 10-year history.

It's the perfect time to discuss downtown Reno's  walkability, how far it's come in the past 10 years, and the weak areas that should be a priority for both developers and the city council.

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Oct
8
2015

I was strolling through downtown with my dog Hans today and noticed Wild Garlic is moving into 170 South Viginia Street, where Fuego formerly served up hot tapas.

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Oct
5
2015

The Kings Inn is now completely gutted. You can see right through it. All of the exterior windows have been removed, leaving only support columns and the ceiling and floors. This leaves a clean slate for a variety of architectural styles.

I am hearing through the grapevine 'luxury apartments' with floor-to-ceiling glass, stained concrete floors, etc. That's just a rumor though.

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Sep
23
2015

The ReTrac train trench covers, located downtown between Commercial Row and Third Street, and between Virginia Street and Arlington Avenue, are back in play after a Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board meeting.

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Sep
23
2015

As I originally reported here, the Liberty Buildings have now been leveled. The buildings were not structurally sound from what I've been told, and even the artist who painted the murals, John Ton, did not have an issue with seeing the buildings go.

Arterra was originally planned for this lot, which has since been bought by its neighbor to the West. It could be anything from a surface parking lot (I hope not) to a new office building, to maybe even new residential.

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Sep
16
2015

Check out details, renderings, elevations and the site plan for a new project planned for the corner of SInclair and Center Street.

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