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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.


Bob Conrad
Bob Conradhttp://thisisreno.com
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. He is also a part time instructor at UNR and sits on the boards of the Nevada Press Association and Nevada Open Government Coalition.




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