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May
8
2015

Permit sniffer and good friend Mike McGonagle told me that S3 Renovation Investors, i.e. Blake Smith who recently built the Starbucks on Virginia Street downtown, and is constructing the Cov and an unnamed project on Sinclair and Stewart, has snatched up the lot on 2nd and Lake, where the half-built Waterfront Sales Office sits.

It would be sweet if he built some kind of mixed use live-work units in this spot.

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May
7
2015

With all the buzz about the Siena possibly becoming a Marriott, we can't forget about the other Marriott. Ground work and floodwall reinforcement looks to be nearly complete, with foundation work beginning.

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May
6
2015

SculptureFest Brings 3 Days and Nights of Art and Music to downtown Reno. Click the read more button to learn more about this event, the artists, and the five late-night afterparties surrounding the event.

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May
1
2015

Only the most hardcore Reno natives would know that the Siena, back when it was the Holiday Hotel, actually opened up in 1958 WITHOUT a casino. It was a non-gaming hotel on the river, and the casino was only added later. Hotels like Harrah's downtown are casinos with a hotel added on, but the Holiday was a hotel first, with a casino added on.

Since 1999, the casino has literally not made a dime of money. I don't need a 'source' to tell me this, it's painfully obvious when you visit the Siena on a Friday or Saturday.

Yet, during the weekends, esepcially in the summer, the hotel portion often comes close to selling out.

So, it wasn't necessarily shocking when I learned from an unnamed source that Fernando Leal, developer of the Montage and CommRow (now Whitney Peak Hotel) has bought the Siena.

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Apr
24
2015

Participants jog, dance, bike or play through a one and one-half mile closed route.

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Apr
22
2015

A report back from the RAAB meeting with lots of exciting items.

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Apr
17
2015
Apr
16
2015

The El Cortez's cheesy awning is now completely removed. Check it out, looks great!

 

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Apr
14
2015

This morning, crews began moving the Portal of Evolution sculpture from City Hall Plaza to its new location on the east end of Bicentennial Park.

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Apr
10
2015

El Cortez's hideous awning that doesn't match the building at all, is coming down, much to the delight of Noble Pie Parlor owners Trevor Leppek and Ryan 'Pie Face' Goldhammer.

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