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Former Super K-mart site gets a facelift


gwm-logo_1-570x138-2864566-9156514A new indoor shopping venue is set to open in Reno this spring. The Great Western Marketplace will feature a mix of more than 300 artisans, retailers, craft and food merchants in the former Super-Kmart site in northwest Reno.

Located off of Summit Ridge Drive, the Marketplace will provide entrepreneurs from across the West an opportunity to launch or expand a business.

The site, privately purchased in September 2013 by Reno’s Naumann family, is situated next to I-80, one of the West’s major travel corridors. It also has more than 1,000 parking spaces. The family-owned development will include café and bar areas, indoor and outdoor seating, and centralized meeting/rest areas. Live entertainment and special events will be featured each weekend at the Marketplace, year-round.

Business-owners have a variety of “studio” spaces to choose from at the Marketplace — ranging in size from 100 – 15,000 sq. ft. Each studio is fully customizable to meet merchants’ individual needs without the stress or cost of managing their own freestanding location.

“Our vision is a retail incubator where a new business can dip their toes into the water, while at the same time an existing business can expand their visibility or test out a new product,” said Terry Naumann, senior partner, Great Western Marketplace. “Everyone in town is my business partner, and we hope to be a component of their success. We are committed to the unique character and spirit of owner-operated businesses – not typical big-box stores.”

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