Construction timeline announced for Reno Public Market

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - The Reno Public Market has unveiled a demolition timeline as they begin construction on the new Midtown gathering space at the corner of Plumb Lane and S. Virginia Street on the property formerly known as Shoppers Square.

Latest renderings of Reno Public Market courtesy The Abbi Agency.

The demolition will be completed in three phases: asbestos abatement, interior demolition, and exterior demolition. The first two phases are underway inside the 150,000 square-foot structure.

On September 1, 2019, construction will begin on the new buildings that will be used for Cold Stone and Port of Subs on the south area of the current parking lot on Plumb Lane. The first visual of outside demolition will be in early October on the northwest corner of the project.

“We are excited to get a start on the exterior of Reno Public Market,” said Doug Wiele of Foothill Partners. “There is a lot of work that has already gone into starting this project, and we are ready to announce to the public our timeline for demolition and parts of the construction."

Plans for Reno Public Market include large family-friendly gathering areas. The original 150,000 square-foot structure will be redeveloped to make way for contemporary spaces, which will include a public market food hall, daily-needs retail spaces, and a specialty organic grocer and a relocated CVS Drug Store.

As the three phases of demolition conclude, construction will begin inside the building with moving CVS to the former Shepler’s location. CVS will remain open during the entire duration of construction. Port of Subs and Cold Stone are expected to open in their new location in late March of 2020.

“Our team has been working diligently to deliver a Reno Public Market that will be beneficial to the community. I am excited to see this business that has been in my family for so long transform into something great,” said Rick Casazza, of Reno Public Market.

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