Coworking, event space opens in 100-year-old Reno building

After $1.4 million sale, the old Little Flower Church is now The Virgil

U.S. Bank sold the historic property at 301 Vassar St., which was built in 1920, for $1.4 million in late 2019.

U.S. Bank sold the historic property at 301 Vassar St., which was built in 1920, for $1.4 million in late 2019. Photo: Washoe County


The Virgil, a new coworking hub / event space, is open for business at the 100-year-old building at 301 Vassar St., formerly home to Little Flower Church and several other ventures, including most recently a U.S. Bank branch.

According to a March 16 press release, the 8,000-square-foot space will offer farm-style tables and chairs, nine bistro tables, ample standing desk space and five communal lounge areas.

Patio seating is on tap this spring. The venue also features three conference rooms, postal boxes and mailing services, a commercial kitchen and on-site parking, among other amenities.

It’s now open for bookings and venue tours, and it will open to coworkers and collaborators on April 1.

Interior view of The Virgil. Courtesy Photo

“The idea was born from a clear need for accessible workspace in our community. Through hosting pop-up events and networking gatherings throughout Reno, we heard loud and clear from entrepreneurs, creatives, freelancers and remote workers that they wanted to work in a collaborative space that wouldn’t break the bank,” Rachel Macintyre, co-founder of The Virgil, said in a statement. “Our community needed somewhere to gather and to work, a place they could call home. The design that guided the project was led by them and built for them.”

Macintyre partnered with co-founders Jessie Phillips (of note, Macintyre and Phillips are co-founders/owners of local coworking/incubation business Wandering Wyld) and Jamie Miller, along with investor Duhs Commercial Development, to purchase and remodel the building, which was built in 1920.

“It’s a dream come true to see this project come to life,” Phillips said in a statement. “It’s been daunting to say the least to launch this amid a pandemic when demand for communal spaces seems low, but the outpouring of support from our partners and the community has been astounding. We hope you will come see it for yourself.”

Interior view of The Virgil. Courtesy Photo

According to the Washoe County Recorder’s Office, U.S. Bank sold the property to Duhs Commercial Development in late 2019 for $1.4 million.

Aside from coworking space and events, The Virgil also plans to provide “quickie wedding” services, according to the March 16 press release.

“The wedding industry is incredibly diverse and we’re finding a lot of couples looking for a turnkey offering to get hitched — but with an elevated experience,” Macintyre said in a statement. “We’re delivering with a 90-minute full-service wedding and toast for those interested in keeping things easy.”


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