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VIDEO: Morris Burner Hostel Faces Licensing Challenges

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Story and Video by Dana Nollsch

The Morris Burner Hostel is facing several challenges.

What used to be a transient hotel in the midst of one of the worst parts of town has been transformed into a Burning Man hostel thanks to one man’s vision. Jim Gibson bought the hotel and took on a project that very few would even consider.

A run-down hotel in the middle of a very undesirable part of town is just what the Morris Hotel was when Jim purchased the hotel and now the Morris Burner Hostel is a shining star in an upcoming part of Reno’s Redevelopment.

I sat down with Jim and talked about the struggles with licensing, street development, and more.

Here is the first part of that talk:

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Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.

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