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The Reno City Council has voted to require adult businesses, like strip clubs, to move out of the downtown area to industrial zones closer to the edges of town. Our political reporter Paul Boger covered the marathon city council meeting where this decision took place and shared the details with our host Danna O'Connor.

The move by city leaders came last night during a four-hour debate on the matter. Councilwoman Jenny Brekhus says this puts Reno in line with other cities around the nation.

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Reno is becoming the new home for a large, so-called Space Whale sculpture. Our News Director Michelle Billman chatted with contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more.

The sculpture is a life-size representation of a humpback whale mother and her calf. There were roughly 1,700 individual glass panels installed in this ambitious piece of public art.

The project is paid for out of the city’s portion of room tax funds that go into the city’s arts budget. 

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A property in downtown Reno is getting a makeover, forcing some of its residents to look for more affordable housing. Our News Director Michelle Billman spoke with contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno to learn more. 

A recently announced property makeover by Colorado’s Jacobs Entertainment has some residents looking for a new place to live.

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The Reno-Tahoe area has been undergoing significant change and growth since the Great Recession. And now regional tourism officials are hoping a new multi-million dollar brand campaign can help keep the momentum going.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Ambition. Grit. Adventure. These are all themes that make up the new Reno-Tahoe brand, called “Great Contrast.” It’s all part of a $4.4 million campaign funded by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, which tourism officials hope will bring more—and younger—people to the area.

Reno Is Getting A Container Park

Mar 3, 2017

Construction started earlier this month to transform a long-vacant lot in downtown Reno into a community gathering spot. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

The development is called The Eddy and will open next month as Reno's first container park, made with re-purposed shipping containers. 

The Uncertain Future Of One Ross Manor Resident

Feb 14, 2017
Wyatt Daane

The Ross Manor in downtown Reno was sold this year. It was home to many long-time residents in a rough and tumble neighborhood. Reno Youth Radio’s Wyatt Daane spoke to one of the residents about life there and the recent changes.

I am outside Our Bar. It’s early in the day before the normal bar crowd comes.

This is where I met Michael Brundage. He spends a lot of time here and we got to talking.

Reno Eyesore Transforming Into Upscale Apartments

Nov 25, 2016
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The metamorphosis of a downtown Reno eyesore into classy urban apartments is nearly complete. Our contributor Brook Bentley of the Northern Nevada Business Weekly reports.

Bentar Development and Basin Street Properties have been working feverishly to convert the long boarded-up Kings Inn into the 3rd Street Flats.

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More Burning Man art is coming to the Biggest Little City. Our contributor Bob Conrad of ThisisReno spoke with two of the artists contributing to the new Playa Art Park, which recently held it’s opening reception.

A drill is going through thin stainless steel to build a sculpture called Imago. The artist is Kirsten Berg, who lives part of the year in Southeast Asia but comes to Reno each year for Burning Man.

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A new hotel in downtown Reno held its grand opening last night. It's a Courtyard by Marriott located near the Aces baseball stadium and the Truckee River.

Reporter Brook Bentley with our media partner Northern Nevada Business Weekly says the opening represents a larger shift in downtown accommodations.

"The Courtyard by Marriott is joining the trend with properties like the Whitney Peak Hotel and the Renaissance Marriott in being non-gaming  facilities located in downtown Reno," Bentley explains.

With Nod To The Past, West Elm Opens Downtown

Aug 10, 2016
Julia Ritchey

Upscale furniture store West Elm opened its doors in downtown Reno on Wednesday, marking another step in the revitalization of the city’s core.

The 11,000-square-foot store is the first major retailer to open downtown in several decades.

It's located inside the fully renovated old Post Office building overlooking the Truckee River.

Spokeswoman Nicole Sutliff says they kept several of the old features of the building.

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