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Reno Public Market Announces Demolition Timeline



Reno Public Market has announced its plans for demolition of their current site as they begin construction for the new Midtown shopping, dining and gathering space slated to open in 2020.

The demolition will be completed in three phases: asbestos abatement, interior demolition and exterior demolition. The first two phases have begun inside the 150,000 square-foot structure. On September 1, construction will begin on the new buildings that will be used for Cold Stone and Port of Subs on the south area of the current parking lot on Plumb Lane. The first visual of outside demolition will be in early October on the northwest corner of the project.

“We are excited to get a start on the exterior of Reno Public Market,” said Doug Wiele of Foothill Partners. “There is a lot of work that has already gone into starting this project, and we are ready to announce to the public our timeline for demolition and parts of the construction.”

Plans for Reno Public Market include large family-friendly gathering areas creating a sense of inclusion within the project’s walls. Welcoming all community members, Reno Public Market strives to become the ultimate destination for everyday necessities for the Midtown District and the broader Reno metropolitan area. The original 150,000 square-foot structure will be redeveloped to make way for contemporary spaces, which will include a public market food hall, daily-needs retail spaces, and a specialty organic grocer and a relocated CVS Drug Store.

As the three phases of demolition conclude, construction will begin inside the building with moving CVS to the former Shepler’s location. CVS will remain open during the entire duration of construction. Port of Subs and Cold Stone are expected to open in their new location in late March, 2020.

“Our team has been working diligently to deliver a Reno Public Market that will be beneficial to the community. I am excited to see this business that has been in my family for so long transform into something great,” said Rick Casazza, of Reno Public Market.


Reno Public Market: The corner of Plumb Lane and South Virginia Streets will be reimagined for the public’s daily needs shopping––including retail spaces along with food and beverage options. Reno Public Market will incorporate gathering areas that are inclusive and invite residents and visitors alike to share and explore local businesses. This $34 million project is estimated to take approximately two years to complete and will bring modern-architecture and new aesthetics to the historic location. Visit renopublicmarket.com to learn more.

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