Virginian to lose its...Virginianity

by Mike Van Houten / Aug 14, 2015

Siegel Group/Suites has pulled a demo permit for all exterior signs for the Virginian, the large, closed tower adjacent to City Hall on Virginia Street. Down will come anything that says 'Virginian' on the exterior, including the large sign on the tower facing Virginia Street.

They also recently pulled a demo permit for the first floor of the Virginian, which they are working on as well.

Speaking of signs and Siegel Group, I received quite a few inquiries on the vinyl banners pinned to the El Cortez for the lounge, Noble etc. Those are just TEMPORARY until the Historic Resources Commission approves the new sign concepts, which I think happened this week though I missed the meeting so I am not sure.

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  • August 15, 2015 - 7:00:01 PM

    This is just terrible. Doesn't Reno care about it's history. The success of Downtown Vegas is celebrating it's vintage casino era. Now Reno will look just like any other bland downtown. Anyone know if they are removing the entire sign or just the upper portion?

  • August 16, 2015 - 11:46:31 AM

    Nope, it's all new for the city of Reno. New bridge, new logo, complete with a new Virginian right next to city hall, nothing old will remain. God I hope he slaps his name all over it and paints it that wonderful piss color of the Nugget Courtyard. All will stand in awe of Savior Seigel's weekly sky scrapers. /rant

  • August 17, 2015 - 7:07:32 AM

    The Siegel Group actually hasn't yet given the Historical Resources Commission their final proposal for the El Cortez storefront signage. At last Thursday's meeting, they just wanted some informal feedback on a proposal for the windows. Once they submit a formal application for a Certificate of Appropriateness (required for any exterior changes since it's on the city historic register), a public hearing will be scheduled.