The Basement is the underground marketplace at 50 South Virginia Street and it’s the must-see spot in downtown Reno. Seriously, you must see it to believe how a dark basement of a historic 1933 U.S. Post Office building quickly became the gorgeously designed epicenter of what’s cool in the area. We wrote about the new spots in The Basement back in January, but we’re back with some of the latest additions to 50 South Virginia Street.
It might sound (really) cheesy, but one step into their cozy space and it’s impossible not to fall in love with Tahoe Nevada Love. This is not your average tourist gear. From clever wooden koozies (woodzies!) to your new favorite graphic tee, these are quality products that inspire adventure and a “local state of mind.”
Chomp is the made to order salad bar that brings convenience and locally sourced ingredients together in a beautifully designed space. Don’t forget to check out their frozen yogurt and mix-and-match trail mix bar for the ultimate snack.
Escape the daily grind with daily motivational boxing and cycling classes set in a dimly lit studio. After being wowed by the sleek decor and mesmerizing lighting, you’ll sweat to heart pounding music and leave all your problems behind…
West Elm recently opened up to great fanfare in the first level of the historic post office. Expect to see modern furniture and home decor in addition to a great product selection from eight local artisans. Keep an eye out for the preserved vintage elements of the building including the large skylight, mailboxes and original post office vaults.
Photos: West Elm