Reno Public Market ended 2021 with seven more tenants with more on the way in 2022, as well as major construction processes completed on the Reno Public Market Food Hall. The Reno Public Market development team, Foothill Partners Inc., has been hard at work building out the new community gathering space. Despite construction delays and supply chain issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foothill Partners team has pushed through to maintain the market’s original opening date in the second half of 2022. Foothill Partners envisions Reno Public Market as more than a shopping center, but a place for family and friends to gather together to enjoy local art, local food, and local wares.
“We have brought together so many incredible organizations at Reno Public Market to make it the best community hub in Reno,” said Doug Wiele, president and founding partner of Foothill Partners Inc. “It’s already amazing seeing market patrons enjoying the shops. It will be even better with all our shops full and the food hall doors open.”
In 2021, Reno Public Market welcomed seven new tenants: CVS, Sprouts Farmers Market, Makers Paradise, Cold Stone Creamery , Port of Subs, United States Postal Service, and local small business support organization Wandering Wyld. CVS, Cold Stone Creamery, Port of Subs, United States Postal Service, and Sprouts Farmers Market are open and fully operational, with the Sprouts being the first Sprouts opening in 2021. Wandering Wyld’s space is expected to open in Spring 2022, complete with space for 60 local artists and small businesses to display their creations.
Beyond local businesses, Foothill Partners has also prioritized supporting local artists in 2021 through their partnership with California-based arts organization Makers Paradise to create the Reno Public Market Art Collective. The art collective will come complete with open studio space, event space, galleries, classrooms and workshops, and private studio space on the upper level for production. This will be the first event-centered maker space in Reno for local artists, a facility only seen in larger metropolitan areas like the Bay Area. Art created by the art collective will be used throughout the market, connecting the entire space through Reno’s local artists.
Great strides were made on the Reno Public Market Food Hall, the centerpiece of the community hub with a revolving series of locally-sourced and created foods anchored by permanent restaurants on either end of the hall. The construction crews celebrated the topping-out of the concrete superstructure in Summer 2021, and they have continued to build out the eatery throughout the year. FiftyFifty Brewing Company is set to open as one of the two anchoring restaurants in Summer 2022.
Landscaping at Reno Public Market also turned heads in 2021, with landscaping company Omega Landscape Solutions, LLC winning three awards at the Nevada Landscape Association Awards in November 2021 for their work on the property. Both projects involved soilwork, stonework and planting greenery and flowers that thrive in the Silver State, connecting RPM further to the community. The landscaping company ended up planting over 100 trees across the Reno Public Market property.
“We are ready for the year ahead,” said Wiele. “Reno Public Market is gearing up to be a living room for all of Reno, a place where anyone and everyone can gather for good times and good food.”
Besides Reno Public Market, Foothill Partners is also currently developing The Oddie District in Sparks, a multipurpose innovation hub with living, working and creation spaces. Notable organizations like The Generator and The Innovation Collective have already moved into the space, building the foundations of another creative hub in Sparks.
Current tenants at Reno Public Market include Andy’s Lock & Key, Red Wing Shoes, Classic Skate Shop, T-Mobile, and Soccer City.