Select vintage race cars from the field of 100 competing in the Reno Historic Races May 1-3 at the Reno-Fernley Raceway, will parade through downtown Reno Thursday, April 30 starting at 4:30 p.m.
While the historic race cars will hit speeds of up to 185 MPH on the track, they’ll travel a bit slower on their parade route from the National Automobile Museum parking lot on the corner of Mill and Lake streets, through downtown to be showcased in front of the West Street Market.
The Reno Historic Races, now in its 6th year, is honoring Corvettes with Grand Marshall Bob Bondurant.
The National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, which benefits from a portion of the sale of race tickets, will have a booth near the racecar display.
Race tickets are $12 each for the public and $10 each for museum members. The group rate for five or more tickets is $10 each. Children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are good for all three days.
The Brickhouse Bakery is already open, and the other dozen business hoping to open this Saturday are rushing to put together the final touches at the new West Street Market project in downtown Reno.
These photos were taken Tuesday (there are also some older architectural renderings in the Flickr set). Locals and visitors can look forward to some cool spaces in Reno’s newest shopping and lifestyle venue.
The exciting changes in downtown Reno continue this week with the opening of the West Street Market, a development that has transformed some classic 1930s brick buildings near the Wingfield Park and the Riverwalk, to bring in 13 business centered around outdoor space.
Already, West Street Market has featured an outdoor artisans market on Fridays, as well as a green market on Wednesday. Markets also include frequent live music.
According to a story in today’s Reno Gazette-Journal, the development is set to open on Saturday. Come to the grand opening featuring a variety of events from 7 a.m. -6 p.m. Saturday. Here is a list of tenants opening this week, and into the near future:
Brickhouse Bakery — A bakery offering espresso drinks, pastries, sandwiches and desserts is already open.
Great Basin Basket — a company offering local, organic, and whole foods to members in both retail and special-order formats. Already open.
West Street Wine Bar — a bar offering regional and international wines for tasting and retail purchase. Opens Wednesday.
Reno Envy — a locally produced clothing brand to open Wednesday
Earthly Delights — quick foods and fresh salads. Opens Wednesday.
Se7en Tea House and Bar — offers a wide selection of teas from Asia and around the world, a full bar and pastries and appetizers. Opens by Saturday.
Nevada EcoNet — a nonprofit that will serve as a primary source of environmental information for Northern Nevada. Opens Dec. 6
Spirit of the Woods — kiosk offering hand painted metal and wood crafts. Opens Saturday.
Downtown Market Place — Early 2009
Reno’s newest redevelopment achievement, the West Street Market, has added another dimension to the culture of downtown, with a rotating farmers market, outdoor space for vendors and indoor space – currently under development – for local food, drink and retail businesses.
From its inception, the market has been developed to provide customers and sightseers a place to “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” foods and goods, stimulate an entrepreneurial town center, and create a venue for entertainment and educational events. The ambitious goals of the development are already becoming reality – it has already attracted A-list vendors and retailers, and the events are bringing good crowds.
The Indoor Market will open in October, with 15-18 permanent prepared food and fresh food vendors, artists, demonstrations, entertainment and education. The roofed indoor market features 8,494 square feet in three buildings, according to the City of Reno.
To see photos from the Holland Project, click here.
Reno’s new “West Street Market,” located between First and Second streets, in the downtown redevelopment corridor, will officially open for business in July, according to city officials, with outdoor businesses. Indoor businesses will open in October.
Brickhouse Bakery, Wine Bar, Great Basin Community Co-op (produce), Mikonos, Se7en Tea House & Bar, La Marenda, Downtown Marketplace & Deli, Great Basin Basket CSA, Nevada EcoNet, Sundance Books, Silver Trends Jewelry and Jada’s Jewels.
The market is designed to operate as a pedestrian center and gathering point in downtown Reno, with a focus on homemade, fresh and local.
Wednesdays: Evening “Eco Market” produced by Nevada EcoNet
Fridays: Evening “Artist Market,” with programs designed by the Holland Project
Saturdays: A morning farmer’s market
In addition to regularly scheduled events, the market is expected to play host to special events, concerts, demonstrations and festivals.