Roadside stop

Most are aware that construction on Virginia Street continues but may be unaware that progress on it has been shown off to a presidential hopeful.

According to a press release from the Regional Transportation Commission, on Jan. 25, presidential candidate “Tom Steyer toured the Virginia Street Project and a portion of midtown. The event was coordinated through the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce and included Midtown business owners Jesus and Mari Gutierrez from Mari Chuy’s Mexican Kitchen and Kevin and Kaya Stanley from Rue Bourbon.”

The project is currently slated to wrap up next winter. For those wanting their own updates on the project, the RTC and construction company Sierra Nevada Construction will be hosting a “coffee with the construction crew” event on Friday, Feb. 7, between 10 a.m. and noon at JoStella Coffee Company, 701 S. Virginia St.