Interested in How Reno’s Neon Line Came to Be?

Here you’ll find a catalog of the past events that have led up to the current stage in the development of Reno’s Neon Line.

JEI Breaks Ground on 245 North Arlington Condo Complex

May 10, 2022

JEI Breaks Ground on 245 North Arlington Condo Complex

Jacobs Entertainment held a groundbreaking ceremony today at 245 North Arlington, the newest housing complex to be announced in Reno’s Neon Line District. “As the residential community in Reno’s Neon Line District grows, we continue to expand on the mission of creating a live-work-play environment downtown,” said Jeffrey Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Jacobs Entertainment. “The new complex, 245 North Arlington, is an important element in the continued development of Reno’s Neon Line.” The apartments will comprise 60 units, including 16 studio apartments, 36 one-bedroom apartments and 8 two-bedroom apartments. In accordance with Jacobs Entertainment’s vision of housing along Reno’s Neon Line, 10 percent of the apartments in 245 North Arlington will be affordable workforce housing units. In conjunction with the groundbreaking ceremony, officials also buried a time capsule on site. The time capsule represents the supporters of Reno’s Neon Line District embracing the vibrant history of Reno while forging into the future. “The City of Reno is continuously looking for solutions to address Reno’s housing crisis,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. “It’s critical we explore housing types at all levels to reduce the current strain on the market. I appreciate all the developers who are helping create…

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Jacobs Entertainment To Create The Glow Plaza Festival Grounds

February 1, 2022

Jacobs Entertainment To Create The Glow Plaza Festival Grounds

Reno, NV – February 1, 2022:  Jacobs Entertainment announced today that it has filed for construction permits with the City of Reno to develop The Glow Plaza Festival Grounds on West 4th Street in the Reno’s Neon Line District.  According to Jonathan Boulware, Regional Vice President of Jacobs Entertainment, “these festival grounds will allow us to expand our vision of The Glow Plaza, creating a very special location for festivals and special events of up to 8,000 visitors”.  Added Mr. Boulware, “The Glow Plaza Festival Grounds will host many free festivals and special events, hosted by Jacobs Entertainment as well as third-party promoters”.  Jacobs Entertainment will host a Taco…

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The Glow Plaza at Reno’s Neon Line Opens for Summer Events

July 1, 2021

The Glow Plaza at Reno’s Neon Line Opens for Summer Events

The Glow Plaza, Reno’s newest outdoor event space, hosted a ribbon-cutting event this morning in conjunction with an event preview of the 40th Anniversary for The Great Reno Balloon Race. Today marks the beginning of live concerts and other events happening at The Glow Plaza through summer and into the fall.   “As we invite guests back to Reno’s Neon Line District after a long period of social distancing, we’re excited to celebrate the launch of the summer concert series at The Glow Plaza,” said Jeff Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of Jacobs Entertainment. ” The Glow Plaza will become a hub for engaging events and activities throughout the summer.”   Free live concerts are scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the summer. Events begin at 4 p.m., with concerts starting at 5:30 p.m. Creating a sound based on a fusion of Rock & Roll and Soul, Maxx Cabello Jr will be kicking off the summer concert series on July 9 and 10.   Upcoming events include: July 16-17: Jason King Band July 23-24: Brodie Stewart Band July 30-31: New Wave Crave Band Aug 6-7: The 60’s Summer of Love Aug 13-14: American…

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JEI Continues Development Plans For Reno’s Neon Line. Reopen’s Casino Properties in NV

June 8, 2020

JEI Continues Development Plans For Reno’s Neon Line. Reopen’s Casino Properties in NV

Jacobs Entertainment reopened Gold Dust West along West Fourth Street in downtown Reno, as well as two Gold Dust West casinos located in Carson City and Elko on Thursday, June 4.

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New Gathering Space in Downtown Reno, the Sands Connect

February 25, 2020

New Gathering Space in Downtown Reno, the Sands Connect

Jacobs Entertainment announces the Sands Connect, a brand-new gathering space on West Fourth Street located between Gold Dust West and Sands Regency as part of Reno’s Neon Line District.

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$5 Million Investment to Convert Courtyard Inn Motel into Loft 601 Apartments

December 18, 2019

$5 Million Investment to Convert Courtyard Inn Motel into Loft 601 Apartments

The 38-room apartment building is located at 601 West Fourth St. in Jacobs Entertainment’s newly created Reno’s Neon Line District.

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Sierra Nevada European Car Festival Cruises into Hot August Nights

August 6, 2019

Sierra Nevada European Car Festival Cruises into Hot August Nights

The inaugural Sierra Nevada European Car Festival debuts during Hot August Nights at the Sands Regency.

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JEI Announces Billion Dollar Mixed-Use Development in Reno, NV.

July 16, 2019

JEI Announces Billion Dollar Mixed-Use Development in Reno, NV.

The downtown district will feature Burning Man art, entertainment facilities, and 2,000+ housing units.

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With the Crest Inn Renovations Complete, Renova Flats is Announced

June 17, 2019

With the Crest Inn Renovations Complete, Renova Flats is Announced

In the company’s latest efforts in revitalizing downtown Reno’s West 4th St. corridor…

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Relocation of Historic Downtown Home

July 12, 2018

Relocation of Historic Downtown Home

One of the city’s oldest homes will be relocated this month as part of the company’s commitment to preserving Reno’s historic past.

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JEI to Save and Preserve Reno’s Historic Neon Signs

March 19, 2018

JEI to Save and Preserve Reno’s Historic Neon Signs

More than half a dozen neon signs from Reno’s historic West 4th St. corridor will be protected and preserved.

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JEI Announces Newest Revitalization Initiatives

March 10, 2018

JEI Announces Newest Revitalization Initiatives

The downtown district will feature Burning Man art, entertainment facilities, and 2,000+ housing units.

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In the Wake of Downtown Reno’s Revitalization, JEI is Committed to Cultural Preservation

March 5, 2018

In the Wake of Downtown Reno’s Revitalization, JEI is Committed to Cultural Preservation

Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. is in the process of preserving several historic homes along the West 4th St. corridor.

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Stardust Lodge Demolition Furthers Plan For a Renewed Downtown

November 16, 2017

Stardust Lodge Demolition Furthers Plan For a Renewed Downtown

The vision of turning the West 4th St. corridor into a new arts and entertainment district has taken another step forward.

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The Life Change Center Receives Donation for New Building

October 10, 2017

The Life Change Center Receives Donation for New Building

Contribution continues Northern Nevada’s fight on the opioid crisis.

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Carriage Inn Demolition Marks Steps Toward a Renewed Downtown

September 8, 2017

Carriage Inn Demolition Marks Steps Toward a Renewed Downtown

Community Partnerships and Donations Provide Solutions for Community Housing Needs.

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Nevada Youth Empowerment Project Receives Donation

July 13, 2017

Nevada Youth Empowerment Project Receives Donation

Nevada Youth Empowerment Program (NYEP), an innovative, community-based Reno youth service provider that assists homeless young people…

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