17 Apr RTC Virginia Street Update – 4/18

Fat Cat Bar and Grill Opens in Midtown

A Tahoe City favorite is now open in Midtown. Owner Clint Peetz opened the Fat Cat Bar and Grill earlier this month at 1401 South Virginia Street serves a variety of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, gourmet mac n cheese and entrees. Don’t forget to try the Famous Fat Cat Burger #FatCatBurger!

Fat Cat is dedicated to using the freshest ingredients resulting in a high-quality dining experience. They carefully source 100-percent grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and seasonal produce. Fresh ingredients come from local farms and ranches. Visit Fat Cat on Facebook. Welcome to the neighborhood.

RTC Board Meeting, Virginia Street Project Update Item 6.1

April 19, 2019
9:00 am
1001 E. 9th Street, Bldg. A, Reno, NV
Click here for Agenda

April 11 Meeting Update

RTC, SNC and the City of Reno met with business owners and stakeholders on Thursday, April 11 at The Saint. The team provided project information including project timeline, crosswalk and sidewalk design, upcoming construction activities and information on project finishes. The City of Reno Midtown Design Review Committee meeting also met following the RTC meeting and discussed additional funding, signage, historical markers, benches, bike racks and banners. For more information, go to reno.gov.

Please share these meetings with your fellow business owners. They are an opportunity to receive valuable project information and ask the project team questions.


Next Meeting: Thursday, April 25 at 9 a.m.
Topics: Virginia Street Project – Project update discussion and Business Improvement District (BID) Presentation

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 18: No Meeting
  • April 25 Meeting:
    • Project Update Discussion
    • Business Improvement District (BID) Presentation
  • May 2: No Meeting

*Schedule and meeting topics of discussion are subject to change

Celebrate Earth Day in Midtown

The business community in Midtown is celebrating Earth Day on April 20 this year with the 420 Block Party! Businesses throughout Midtown will be participating in the event with special sales, workshops, guest vendors, live music and much more. The event is open to the public and is family friendly.

When: Saturday, April 20, all day

Where: Midtown in Reno


RIDE RTC Transit FREE on Earth Day, April 22

The RTC will provide free transportation on all regularly scheduled RTC transit services all day on Monday, April 22, 2019 in support of Earth Day. To plan your trip, visit rtcwashoe.com.

The RTC’s bus fleet currently includes 21 electric buses and the RTC plans to go all-electric by 2035. There are a variety of benefits to taking public transportation. For example, if you take a bus, you help reduce greenhouse gas emissions into our environment, which helps promote better air quality in the Truckee Meadows. In addition, public transportation can ease traffic, reduce congestion, save energy and fuel. Studies show that traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by car.

The RTC is committed to improving sustainability across the agency and throughout our community. Since 2010 the RTC has reduced total facility energy use by 25%, reduced the criteria air pollutants per unlinked passenger trip by 13.1%, and increased our recycling rate to approximately 33%.

Truckee Meadows Earth Day

Celebrate Truckee Meadows Earth Day on April 28 at Mayberry Park. The event will feature live music, yoga by the river, dancing, a sustainability tour, kids fun zone, farm tour, pollinator planting and education, sound healing, art and more!


Midtown Restaurants Participates in 2019 Reno Vegan Chef Challenge

The Challenge has officially begun! Several Reno restaurants (many in Midtown) are taking the challenge to serve healthy, tasty, and satisfying special plant-based dishes that please all diners, not just vegans, all month long. During the month of April, visit these restaurants, try their Vegan Challenge dishes, then visit RenoVeganChefChallenge.com to rate your experience.