We have an amazing downtown :) It speaks for itself. I hope the City Council/Staff nd Jim Litchfield were downtown today to see the amazing fruits of their hard work. If not, here are some pics :) Dave Aiazzi had asked some commenters in a previous post what the Council should do post-Kings Inn if they had the money now to do something, and one commenter mentioned building the second River park and connecting low-flow channel for innertubers to float down. I'd have to agree. One last note, this wasn't any special event downtown, just Reno residents and visitors enjoying our beautiful river on a hot pre-summer day. I have high-res versions of the pics below, just click one to open it.
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Posted by: Bugsy - 5/29/2007 9:50:33 AM
Happy Memorial day. God bless our Troops.
Posted by: Justin - 5/30/2007 7:53:19 AM
It's always nice visiting your site Mike. I must say your enthusiasm is infectious. I was downtown the weekend before last and was amazed at the amount of people walking around. The wait times at Imperial and Silver Peak, even during off-peak hours, is getting ridiculous though (good news for them!).
On a side note, have you heard anything more about the shopping center on 1st & Sierra (across from Silver Peak)? I'm really looking forward to seeing what the new owners do w/ the place. It's a great location in need of a facelift and some big name retail/dining.
Posted by: ModGirl - 5/30/2007 9:16:52 AM
Justin's comment about 1st and Sierra: Good things are going to happen to that building starting August. A couple of guys from the Bay area bought this building and have "an eye" for design. The antique dealers are just finishing up their leases and the renovation will then begin. Last I have heard there may be a fitness facility (gold's gym, 24 hour fitness) going in on the top floor, a salon occupying some space on the second floor. Also, rumor has it a high end chain restaurant (oxymoron?) is interested in half the space on the street level along with one other retailer on the other. Once the space vacates this project hopes to take a 10-12 month renovation. I don't have the latest renderings, but I can assure you that whatever they decided the orange and purple color sceme will be OUT!
Lower pool of South Channel of Truckee River downtown Reno.
Kids and doggies play in the upper pool of the Truckee on the South Channel
Wider view of the two lower pools in the South Channel of the Truckee River.
Kayakers play in the water.
Kids play in the North Channel of the Truckee, West of Arlington
An innertuber heads under the new pedestrian bridge in downtown Reno.
West Truckee River
Riverwalk along First Street. Onlookers hang over the rails watching rafters and innertubers
South channel of Truckee River at Wingfield Park.
Even the small beach area along the wall at Barbara Bennet Park is filled to the brim with families enjoying downtown.
People enjoy the shade of the large trees at Wingfield Park.
My favorite shot of the day, looking Westward on the South Channel of the Truckee.
A final surreal shot, an elderly lady places some flags down in a Memorial Day display in front of the Federal Court House.