CITY OF RENO NEWS RELEASE
On Sunday, numerous events happened all around Reno to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, including the first Leprechaun Chase with more than 1,500 people participating in a 5K run/walk that was sponsored by the city of Reno.
“The final statistics from the departments have been collected regarding this year St. Patrick’s Day festivities,” advised city of Reno Special Events Coordinator Alexis Hill. “The businesses that held events were great to work with and helped ensure people were enjoying themselves while being safe.”
City of Reno’s Community Safety & Service Team (CSAST) statistics:
• 12 businesses were visited with 7 of the businesses in compliance
• Businesses in compliance were:
Corrigan’s Bit O’Ireland
Filthy McNasty’s Irish Bar
Candela Bar & Nightclub
Ryan’s Saloon and Broiler
• There were no citations issued but some businesses were asked to make minor corrections such as unlocking a fire door; turning off a projecting illumination sign that was pointing to an adjacent building; having a mobile food vendor move from the public right of way; posting a doorman to prevent alcohol outside of the business and having a security guard carry an alcohol awareness training card.
CSAST was created to ensure departments within the city work collectively with business and property owners. The team consists of representatives from the Reno Police Department, Code Enforcement, Business License and Reno Fire Department plus will include other agencies when needed.
For fiscal year 2012-2013, the Reno City Council outlined arts, culture and special Events as one of its priorities with the focus of providing quality of life for our residents, growing our current tourism base and attracting new visitors.