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Business: Two downtown businesses close


Longstanding Pizza Reno and Faces NV announced online last week they are closing. Both businesses are within a couple of blocks of one another on Second Street.

Pizza Reno on Facebook posted an update saying it will not continue after the Oct. 22 Zombie Crawl. 

“The building is being remodeled, and will unlikely be able to house Pizza Reno in the future. While we hate to say goodbye, we thank all of you who have been with us throughout the years. It was a pleasure serving you all,” the business wrote.

Pizza Reno has been family owned since 2000, according to online records.

Marcos with Faces NV posted on the night club’s Facebook page its closure was because of their lease being up. Their last day in business is Nov. 4.

“It’s no one’s fault,” he said. “The reason for closing is due to an issue with the lease of the building and we are unable to continue in the space. We were not given notice that the owners of the building have other plans so with the short time left we are unable to reopen in another location.”

They said business was good, and 2022 sales were up from 2021. An expansion and remodel were being planned.

“We have not planned for what we will be doing after this month, [and] we send you hugs, smiles when we can and love,” the closure announcement noted. “Stop by and say hello.”

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