What's Up Down in the Basement

The Basement – A Modern Day Marketplace

The Basement is the underground marketplace at 50 South Virginia Street and it’s the must-stop destination in downtown Reno. Seriously, you have to see the space to believe how the basement of the historic 1932 U.S. Post Office building was transformed into a gorgeous space filled with local retailers offering everything from home décor and jewelry to coffee and cocktails.

Discover a unique shopping experience at The Basement in downtown Reno


Sustainable flowers from local growers: this is what Abloom is all about. Get a custom-made bouquet, or shop from beautiful pre-assorted options.

Beautiful Bearded Man – Barbershop and Nail Lounge

You are sure to leave feeling your best when you visit Beautiful Bearded Man. Their barbershop specializes in traditional techniques for quality haircuts and shaves. Men and women can schedule a manicure or pedicure at the Nail Lounge. With several treatments to choose from, you can opt for something simple or a truly pampering experience.

Replenish Refillery & Gift

As Reno’s first low-waste store and gift shop, Replenish Refillery & Gift is dedicated to offering a wide assortment of organic, natural, sustainable and plastic-free alternatives for everyday items. Bring in your used, clean bath, body and kitchen containers to refill with liquid or powdered products to reduce waste. Replenish Refillery & Gift also supports local makers like Wiley Body, Pipit & Finch and Ebb & Flow.

Shay Co

Shay Co is a mom-owned shop focused on quality baby and kid products. Clothing, toys, home goods and more, Shay Co has what you need for your little ones and yourself.

Papa What You Cooking

The Basement’s newest restaurant, Papa What You Cooking, specializes in New Orleans-inspired soul food and rich homemade pastries and desserts. First time restaurateur, chef and owner, William Lyons serves up pies and cakes by the slice or ordered whole, such as peach cobbler and Southern caramel cake, over 20 flavors of homemade sorbet and more. At the top of the menu, order shrimp and grits, baked chicken wings or the po’ boy of roast beef and gravy.

The Helping Moon

Step into a sacred and welcoming space when entering The Helping Moon. As The Basement’s crystal shop, The Helping Moon specializes in crystals, jewelry and spiritual goods.

Maple Moon Coffee Company

Maple Moon Coffee Company started as a community-focused coffee shop where baristas brew fresh coffee and craft creative beverages. Maple Moon has now expanded beyond its origins as a coffee shop and now also serves breakfast and lunch items.

Whisker & Wicks

Walk into a world full of treats and sweet scents, both for you and your best furry friends! Whisker & Wicks is a pet & candle company that offers dog treats and products, candles and other homemade goodies. Reuse the jars to receive discounts on future purchases and ask about their custom orders and labels.

Mo, Jo & Zoe

Mo, Jo & Zoe is a woman-owned boutique that offers a variety of affordable, chic clothing and accessories. Shop for home goods, greeting cards and other gifts that are perfect for yourself or a loved one. You can find Mo, Jo & Zoe’s other location in downtown Truckee.

Makers Market

As a part of Rush the River with the Reno Riverwalk District, The Basement holds an all local Makers Market. Every third Saturday of the month, explore gifts and goods made by local jewelers, basket makers, bakers, campers and more!

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