While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many aspects of our lives to a standstill, construction crews are still moving dirt and building structures to develop Reno Public Market on the site of the old Shoppers Square.

In observance of the social distancing guidelines outlined by the CDC, demolition and construction will continue at Reno Public Market through safe and precautionary methods. This will keep the people working hard to make this new Reno landmark a reality healthy and safe even as they work to kick off an exciting new era in Reno history.

And in the meantime, the CVS located inside the existing property will continue operations providing groceries, pharmaceutical care, and other resources.

From Shoppers Square to Reno Public Market

Photo Provided by Reno Public Market

Rick Casazza and Doug Wiele, the masterminds behind Reno Public Market, are committed to seeing this project through to completion and are invested in Reno in the long term. Neither developer is a stranger to economic downturns, and from those lessons learned they are confident that Reno Public Market, and Reno as a whole, will recuperate.

When Reno Public Market is complete, there will be plenty for Reno visitors and locals alike to look forward to. These include plans to include large family-friendly gathering areas designed to foster a sense of community within the project’s walls, a public market food hall, daily-needs retail spaces, a specialty organic grocer, an art collective and community-based coworking area.

The space will welcome all community members and will strive to become the ultimate midtown destination for everyday shopping, dining, and socializing for the Reno metropolitan area. It will reimagine the 150,000 square-foot Shoppers Square located on Plumb Lane, updating it with contemporary architecture and community-focused, inviting interior and exterior design.

Reno Public Market will continue to push forward with construction and development and will be a pillar in the community long after this pandemic subsides. Soon, after stay-at-home directives have ended and we’re all roaming free again, the people of Reno will have a new place to love. That place will be the Reno Public Market—a development project that is set to continue as planned in the midst of all this certainty.

At Dickson Realty, our team of local experts knows about the latest construction projects happening in the Reno/Sparks region. To learn more, contact one of our Realtors today.