RENO, NV - "It will be a real kind of social place where you can come and just kind of hang out, have a coffee, get your nails done," says Todd McKenzie, with McKenzie Properties. He is already imagining how much more vibrant South Creek will be, once a new building under construction opens up.
Three of the five retail spaces being built feature locally-owned businesses that have already established a local following: Soak Nail Salon, J. Hill Boutique, and Bibo Coffee Co.
Bibo Coffee Co. has been in Reno for nine years. It already has three locations. This will be its fourth location - in an area that's been on the owners' radar for some time.
"It's an expanding area," says owner Paul Martin of the South Reno area. "Up and growing and there's not a lot of local services down there for people so it just seemed like the time was right."
"There's basically three or four main areas in the Reno-Sparks marketplace and you know South Reno in general is kind of its own world, so I think they really want to get representation and tap into this market that's over here," says Todd McKenzie.
The owners of Bibo Coffee Co. admit that in this economy, expanding may seem surprising, but this is a town that supports buying local.
"Reno's very focused on their community, which is part of the reason we love it and the community's been good to us. I think that's true for a lot of local businesses," says Debbie Spieker-Martin, owner of Bibo Coffee Co.
Bibo Coffee Co. hopes to open the South Reno location in November.