West Elm Files for Building Permit at Downtown’s Former Post Office Building

50 South Virginia Former U.S. Post Office. Image: Bob Conrad, ThisisReno.com.
50 South Virginia Former U.S. Post Office. Image: Bob Conrad, ThisisReno.com.

A building permit was filed today with the City of Reno’s building department for the 50 South Virginia property, also know as the old federal post office downtown.

It is for a project identified as West Elm.

The project is for tenant improvements, including non-structural partitions, ceilings, finishes, mechanical, electrical and plumbing. The permit also indicates, “selective demolition and new build out of a leased space in an existing building.”

The property has been seeking a large national retailer since it was announced last year on ThisisReno.com what was proposed for the former post office building.

West Elm is a Williams-Sonoma company that offers “unique furniture and accessories for modern living.”

A new Reno West Elm location is listed on the company’s Facebook page at 50 South Virginia Street: https://www.facebook.com/westelmreno/

A request for comment was sent to West Elm’s public relations representative.


A permit was also filed for a Dutch Bros coffee stand at 7250 South Virginia. The only other Dutch Bros coffee locations in Nevada are in Las Vegas and Carson City. Another Dutch Bros permit was filed in February for 4555 South Virginia Street.


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