This is your space, Reno. A spot to gather with friends over a good meal cooked by a local chef; to listen to music from artists who grew up here; to shop goods dreamed up, curated and created by your neighbors. This Food Hall is full of locally owned businesses fueled with passion and heart, and it’s a spot for us all to gather and enjoy. Welcome to Reno Public Market – we’re glad you’re here.
A Rich Retail History
Back in the 1960s, this land was the last remaining section of the Casazza family’s ranch. It sat on the far outskirts of the city, and when the family announced they would be turning it into a retail center, people probably thought it was crazy. Reno didn’t have centers like that, and anyways, who would drive all the way out there? But the Casazzas had a vision of what this city would be, and what it would need.
In 1964, Shoppers Square opened its doors to the public. The center was anchored by big names like Skaggs Druggstore and Mayfair Market, but it also contained small local spots like Faye’s Sportswear, a dress shop owned by Faye herself, a woman who served high society clients in pre-Hitler Berlin. For decades, this was a heart of culture and commerce for Reno, and a regular stop for many as the city continued to grow.
SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN RENO
AHEAD OF ITS TIME,
RPM OPENS AS A MODERN GATHERING PLACE, BUILT ON
A TRADITION OF RETAIL
The New Reno Public Market
Time changes all things, and over the decades, Shoppers Square was turned into an indoor mall. The neon sign above Faye’s was boarded up, and new tenants arrived. But through all the years, it was still owned and managed by the Casazza family. As the neighborhood grew and changed, so did its needs, and the Casazzas decided it was time to breathe new life into the space.
After years of planning, designing, re-designing, and building, Reno Public Market is something old and new all at once. In the bones of a structure that the city has grown around you’ll find a vibrant community space full of local businesses. Order a plate, pull up a seat at the bar, and enjoy who’s on the stage ‘live at Faye’s’ – under the same neon sign that once illuminated the original center. We’re pretty proud of our history here, and we’re excited about the future.