Reno Public Market: Topping-Out Ceremony

Submitted by The Abbi Agency

The corner of Plumb Lane and South Virginia Street is being reimagined for the public’s daily shopping needs––including retail spaces along with public market-style food and beverage options. Reno Public Market will incorporate gathering areas that are inclusive and invite residents and visitors alike to share and explore local businesses. This $50 million project will bring modern-architecture and new aesthetics to the historic location.

The Reno Public Market food hall will focus entirely on locally-sourced and created foods, with no chains. Foothill Partners, the market’s developers, is celebrating the efforts of their construction crews as they make headway on the food hall’s construction. 

Below are photos from the topping-out ceremony for the concrete superstructure of the future food hall at Reno Public Market. The ceremony, which took place on July 21, 2021, consisted of placing the final concrete beam at the top of the building’s south facade, as well as temporarily placing an evergreen tree and a flag atop the future food hall per topping-out ceremony tradition. The development company also re-hung the iconic “Building For Reno’s Future” banner over the structure as a mark of the progress their construction teams continue to make.

The developers behind Reno Public Market envision the market as a community hub where you can connect with family and friends while eating and shopping from both local businesses and larger stores. Visit to learn more.

Photos by Ben Engel, The Abbi Agency