Some of this may be old news for readers who have been following the recent comments on one of Mike’s recent posts, but the details for the new project at the former Fitzgeralds Hotel Casino were made public this week in a front-page RGJ story. See Fitzgeralds renovation in Reno: A multi, multi-million dollar project.
In case you missed it Fernando Leal, the developer of downtown’s Montage condominium project, plans to build a non-gaming, non-smoking, pet-friendly hotel and entertainment complex in the former Fitzgerald’s building. With multiple restaurants, eateries, and a live stage, the complex will offer a variety of entertainment options for visitors. But the project’s most unique draw will be the world’s tallest climbing wall affixed to the front of the building.
At 197 feet tall “The Wall” is expected to draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the globe. Additionally, professional rock climbing competitions are anticipated throughout the year; for example, the X Games.
The new project, named CommRow, already has a Facebook Page. The project’s description from the FB page reads: “The first phase of this proposed development will transform the former Fitzgerald Hotel and Casino into a non-gaming, non-smoking, pet friendly, no frills chic hotel. Renamed CommRow, the 60,000 square foot complex will feature the world’s tallest climbing wall, a world-class 7,000 square foot indoor bouldering park, two live entertainment venues and eleven uniquely designed food and beverage choices.”
Construction is underway and a grand opening is scheduled for this summer.