OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnother $10M permit week in Reno, with some interesting stuff downtown.  HERE are all the permits issued last week.

650 Tahoe Street (pictured) applied for a $10,000 grease trap permit.  that means a new restaurant is on the way – the Laughing Planet Cafe.

50 South Virginia Street is the old main post office.  Several interim permits have been issued over the last few months, but last week a $1,500,000 permit for base building improvements was issued.  The permit report is HERE – you can sometimes learn a lot about what the end product will be by exploring the permit tracking.  I track somewhere near a $5M investment in this property so far, and the ownership hasn’t even gotten around to the tenant improvement level yet, which could at up to another $5M.

241 North Virginia Street is Siri’s Casino, though it is leased from the Whitney Peak owners.  $1,000,000 tenant improvement permit, details HERE.  They should be complete by the time Whitney Peak (witless pork to the trade) finally opens.

If you like digging into this sort of stuff, check out permit BLD13-03449 at the Virtual Permit Place under the Building tab, and BLD14-04101, BLD14-04103 and BLD14-01694 just for fun.  Midtown’s rising!

Not issue yet, but in the permit loop, is the new Hampton Inn at Robb and Sharlands.

MIA are The Siegel Group’s Truckee River Lane Building and Virginian Hotel on NVA.  Design takes time, and cool cost money.  Watch for these downtown additions in the near future.