A cup of soup, a cuppa Joe, elevated small plates, togs for baby, a CoolSculpting session, a bit of bling.
The first nine tenants for the Village at Rancharrah have been signed, according to Tolles Development Co., builder of the mixed-use project anchoring the eastern end of the Rancharrah Estate being re-developed by Reno Land Inc.
Tolles shared the news exclusively with @RGJTaste.
Among the businesses set to debut sometime in 2020 in the $50 million development are outposts of:
- Süp, the Midtown soup-and-sandwich restaurant;
- Coffeebar, the artisan roaster and bakery;
- Centro (to be called Centro Due), the California Avenue small plates purveyor;
- Chez Vous, the Plumgate center clothier;
- Dolce Vita Wellness Spa of South Reno;
- Art Obsessions, a fine art gallery and jeweler out of Truckee; and
- The Bar Effect, a Truckee spot for barre and Pilates workouts.
The Village also will house Rancharrah Clothing Co., from the owners of SouthCreek Clothing Co. of Reno.
A yet-to-be named (and yet-to-be-cuisined) restaurant from Tom Turner, owner of famed Gar Woods Grill & Pier at Lake Tahoe, will be the flagship food offering as it overlooks the Rancharrah lake and the mansion beyond.
“Our goal was to lead with the food and drink, complemented by boutiques, clothiers, health and beauty, the right kind of offices,” said Par Tolles, principal of Tolles Development. “I didn’t want to become just a food court or a strip mall.”
Not surprising, then, chains were kept from mingling with the locals.
“We could have gone national: Starbucks, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera,” Tolles said. “Every time we mentioned Panera, people said there would have been a line out the door. But my fear was we would become the Panera center.”
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The Village lies at the northwest corner of Kietzke Lane and Neil Road, near the roundabout, with the entrance just to the north, off Kietzke.
With its planned village green, stone terraces, weathered wood, gooseneck lights, Adirondack chairs and quotations from rural architecture, the Village works a neo-farm vibe inspired by the stylish rusticity of places like the Carneros Resort and Spa (formerly Carneros Inn) of the Napa Valley.
Several of the announced tenants said the Village variously would offer them sleeker premises, more space, better customer access or different products from their original stores.
Süp, for instance, will go from 1,200 square feet in Midtown to 3,100 square feet in the Village — with parking.
The new restaurant “will be more open, more accessible, more space to be creative with the menu,” said co-owner Kasey Christensen. “We want to keep the feel and the soul and the culture of Midtown, but elevated.”
Coffeebar at the Village will be the seventh Coffeebar and the roomiest to date, said owner Greg Buchheister, with a larger kitchen allowing the restaurant to expand its baking program, including more paleo, vegan and gluten-free choices.
At the Village, Coffeebar also will launch its Coffeebar After Dark program featuring beer, wine and cocktails paired with food.
“It will be a great place to start or finish your evening,” Buchheister said.
When it’s fully leased, the Village at Rancharrah will encompass a mix of about 20 food and drink, retail, lifestyle and office tenants, Tolles Development said.
Source: Reno Gazette Journal
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