On the move

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

First of all, our thoughts are with all the folks in Texas and Louisiana who’ve been affected by Hurricane Harvey. I’m sure a lot of locals have friends and family in that part of the country—I know some of us here in the office do. But even if we didn’t, it would still be tough to watch that devastation—anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world. In Northern Nevada last winter, we got a small taste of how horrible and frustrating a flood can be—and that was nowhere near the scale of Harvey. If you’re interested in donating to help relief and aid efforts, I’d strongly recommend first consulting the guide the New York Times put together, which details the various aid organizations. It also includes some good tips to avoid the scams perpetrated by fraudsters who love to exploit disasters for their own monetary gain.

Second of all: We’re moving! After three years here on the corner of Marsh and Lander—or, as I like to call it, “Martian Lander”—the RN&R is moving offices over to 760 Margrave Drive. I hate the pain-in-the-ass disruption of moving, but I’m pretty excited about the new building, which is well suited to our unusual, specific needs. There are separate office suites to house our editorial and advertising teams, a parking lot that will work well as our distribution center, and a ground level entrance for folks who like to buy the RN&R’s Sweetdeals. (Which, by the way, are indeed good deals—discounted gift certificates where you can save beaucoup bucks at local businesses, restaurants, bars, blah blah blah. I don’t work on it at all myself, but I’d encourage curious readers to check it out: rnrsweetdeals.newsreview.com. It’s an important part of how this newspaper stays strong and free.)

Anyway, we should be all moved in by the time the next issue hits the stands. All of this should be big news to anybody who thinks we’re still based on Center Street next to the freeway entrance.