In 1923, Anthony Casazza purchased 140 acres of ranchland between what is now Plumb Lane and Vassar Street. Forty years later, the Casazza family transitioned from ranching to retail, opening a $2.4 million shopping complex on the property known as Shoppers Square. Business started at a humble pace – the first tenant was a drugstore, then came a grocery store, followed by 15 shops.
For more than 50 years, Shoppers Square served as a trusted and convenient retail and cultural center for thousands of Reno families – a place where on any given day visitors might catch a glimpse of a polling station or Santa Claus while picking up groceries or perusing a shop.
South Of Downtown Reno
Ahead Of Its Time,
Becomes A Community Icon
RPM Is Announced,
Built On A Tradition
of Retail In Reno
Reno Public Market, which will occupy the current Shopper’s Square location at Plumb Lane and Virginia Street, will include retail space, a contemporary food hall, a specialty organic..
Public Market, which will occupy the current Shopper’s Square location at Plumb Lane and Virginia Street, will include retail space, a contemporary food hall.. , a specialty organic grocer and a brewery, among other tenants.