Construction Update, November 2, 2018

Off-Beat Music Festival Comes to Midtown

More than 100 bands from across the country turn Midtown into a three-day music festival at various locations beginning Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10.  Click here to buy your wristband now and receive $10 off.  Enter for a chance to receive your FREE wristband at any of these locations: 40 Mile Saloon, Brasserie St. James, Ceol Irish Pub, Chapel Tavern, Craft Wine & Beer, Holland Project, Junkee Clothing Exchange, Shea’s Tavern, The Loving Cup, The Saint, Golden Jackal, Recycled Records and SÜP!

One wristband (a $59 value) will be given away at each location on Wednesday, November 7. Winners will be notified by phone on November 7. Visit for details.

Business Highlight: India Kabob Curry Restaurant

India Kabob and Curry Restaurant located at 1091 South Virginia Street is in the heart of Midtown.  Bisham Singh, owner, provides customers with a variety of dining choices including vegetarian options seven-days-a-week. Named “Best Indian Restaurant in Reno,” 14-years consecutively by Reno News and Review, they still offer their vast lunch buffet for only $8.95.



Upcoming Free Transit Days

The RTC is excited to announce two upcoming free transit days.

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, the RTC will offer free rides on all RTC transit services all day and encourages the public to vote. Not all voting locations are served by transit, so be sure to plan your trip in advance.

On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, the RTC will also offer free rides on all RTC transit services to everyone all day. The RTC salutes our Veterans. To plan your trip, visit

Construction Update, November 2, 2018 

Traffic control on Virginia Street will consistently stay one-way southbound for most of construction.  Side street closures will vary as crews work on utilities throughout Midtown.  The utility work is occurring throughout the length of the project requiring closures at different times and locations.



Week of November 5, 2018

  • Eastbound California Street from Forest Street to South Virginia Street will be closed on Friday, November 2 to Friday, November 9 daily from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. To access South Virginia Street from California Street, please use Forest Street to St. Lawrence Avenue.
  • Various side street closures at Pueblo Street, Arroyo Street, LaRue Avenue, Taylor Street and Cheney Street at Virginia Street.  Side streets will not be closed at the same time.
  • Two-way traffic at Liberty Street and Virginia Street with lane shifts.

Share Your Midtown Experience #VirginiaStreetProject

Don’t forget to share your experience while visiting any Midtown business by using #VirginiaStreetProject on Facebook or Instagram for the chance to receive a $10 gift card to Truckee Bagel Company.  We will randomly select one recipient every week during construction. Please make sure your post is publicly visible to be eligible!

Regina B. shares her team’s experience at Sushi Pier 2 at Tastes and Treats in South Virginia Plaza.


Lyft Partnership: 50 Percent Off Trips TO Midtown

Visit your favorite Midtown businesses during construction using Lyft! We’re offering a 50-percent-off coupon, up to $10 off, to any rider going INTO Midtown. To use the coupon:

  • Input the code RAPID directly into your Lyft app in the “promo” section, or
  • Click here to visit our custom claim site
  • Click here for Midtown limits


The code is valid for trips into the Midtown area within the construction zone. The code is valid for trips originating from anywhere in our community that is outside of the Midtown District.