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BUSINESS BRIEFS | January 11 - February 7, 2018

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A New, Restaurant-Focused Location for Moe’s Original BBQ


Moe’s Original BBQ is moving out of their current location in Tahoe City and will be taking up shop in the Tahoe City Marina in the former Dockside 700 Lakefront Grill building. Currently operating as a restaurant and music venue, the new location will focus primarily on their food and bar scene. “We’re not going to do as much music in the new spot … it will be more of a bar-music atmosphere,” Eric Pilcher, co-owner of Moe's, said. Pilcher explained that the current location’s kitchen is maxed out food-wise and the new location offers a kitchen five times the size of what they are currently operating with. “Their dish pit is bigger than our entire kitchen,” he said. The new restaurant space, which is scheduled to open in April, will operate under the same name and plans to add breakfast to its repertoire. Together with his business partner Josh Wallick, Pilcher plans to find a new space to host music either in Tahoe City or Truckee. ~ AG

New PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn & Residences Will Replace Iconic Squaw Valley Inn


The PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn & Residences project will replace the existing Squaw Valley Inn with a new 60-room inn and 34 exclusive slope-side residences.  The aesthetic is decidedly “alpine luxe,” filled with PlumpJack’s signature high-touch amenities and services. The residences will offer exclusive access and fringe benefits to buyers, including The PlumpJack Group’s portfolio of world-class wineries, luxury hotels, and innovative restaurants and bars, as well as the services available at the adjacent inn, including an on-site restaurant and bar, pool, spa, fitness center, and ski valet. The team, comprised of Meriwether Co., CCY Architects, Level Four Advisors, VITA, HDSF, and The PlumpJack Group, plans to complete the project by winter 2019. Info:

Bank of America to Close Tahoe City Branch


Bank of America will close its Tahoe City branch located at 215 N. Lake Blvd. on March 27, as the site’s lease expires. “We constantly adapt our financial center network to fit clients’ changing needs and habits, and while the decision to close a financial center is a difficult one, it is driven primarily by changing banking behaviors as more customers bank online and on their phones,” said Colleen Haggerty, senior vice president of media relations at Bank of America, adding, “The closure does not impact automatic deposits or bill pay withdrawals, and customers can still access all deposits and account services through mobile and online banking, or in person at two other locations in Truckee and Incline Village.” Customers were notified of the closure by mail in December, according to Haggerty.

CatalystLive! Business Class


The CatalystLive! is a Reno business class hosted by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), and will take place every Thursday from Feb. 8 to Apr. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class is designed to help you understand how to create upside leverage and exponential business growth, maximize your resources, and unlock the potential of your company. Info:



Drink beer, save the planet. Or at least that’s the idea behind the recent collaboration between FiftyFifty Brewing Co. and Protect Our Winters (POW) as part of FiftyFifty’s Cans for Community project. The beer for this collaboration is Storm Chaser, a lightly hopped and classic German lager, brewed with Saphir hops. A portion of the proceeds from every can goes to Protect Our Winters to support their efforts in advocating for meaningful action against climate change. Info:

Editors note: Our sports editor found this to be a damn fine brew in a world of sub-par lagers.

Chamber Launches Business Speaks!


The Truckee Chamber of Commerce invites business owners to come together for 90 minutes every three months in 2018 to identify the challenges facing their local business community and develop creative solutions as a team. Beginning the week of Jan. 23, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce will launch Business Speaks! — a game-changing program for communication between business owners in Truckee. Eleven distinct “base camp” geographic areas in Truckee will be hubs for business owners to come together to discuss how they can address issues facing Truckee as a whole, or an issue specific to their geographic area. All business owners, including home-based businesses, are invited to attend a meeting in area where their business is located. You don’t need to be a Chamber member to attend. Meetings will be held quarterly throughout 2018. Info:

New ‘Magic’ Dual Conveyor Surface at Mount Rose Ski Tahoe


During the holidays, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe finished construction on Magic, a modern, first-of-its-kind in North America dual conveyor surface lift. Located in the show-off beginner area near the Main Lodge, Magic offers beginners and children access to Mt. Rose’s learning terrain and protection from the elements. This lift replaced the Flying Jenny surface lift, and at 486 feet long, doubles the uphill capacity in the learning area with a new two belt system. Info:

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