Downtown Reno rebirth focuses on non-gaming opportunities to boost a changing economy

Downtown Reno rebirth focuses on non-gaming opportunities to boost a changing economy

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
October 31, 2021 7:24 PM
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent

    The outline of the Harrah’s name was barely visible atop one of the Nevada gaming industry’s historic landmarks on an early October morning, the actual signage long since removed.

    A few days later, all traces of the Northern Nevada gaming mainstay were gone, the sign’s outline whitewashed by a fresh coat of paint.

    It was a beginning in an end. The closure of Harrah’s after nearly 84 years in the Northern Nevada city also signifies the rebirth of downtown Reno as the city seeks to broaden its economy.

    Harrah’s Reno shut its doors in March 2020 when the pandemic forced a 78-day shutdown of Nevada gaming industry. It never reopened.