Photo gallery: FISH demolishes Carson City’s Whistle Stop Inn

FISH and Plenium Builders began demolishing the Whistle Stop Inn on Tuesday morning.

FISH and Plenium Builders began demolishing the Whistle Stop Inn on Tuesday morning. Photo by Faith Evans.

 


 


The Whistle Stop Inn on North Carson Street came crashing down on Tuesday. Local nonprofit Friends in Service Helping is demolishing the building to make way for a revitalization project.
Once the rubble is cleared, FISH will start construction on a commercial building and two apartment complexes. The development will support and house participants in FISH’s workforce development program, known as Fast Forward 4 Families.
FF4F helps connect minimum wage workers in Carson City with education and training in under-staffed industries, like healthcare, construction management, technology, and other trades.
Jim Peckham, executive director of FISH, says that the slogan for the initiative is “moving from minimum wage to a meaningful career.”
He visited the demolition site on Tuesday to see the progress.
On May 21, FISH will host a groundbreaking ceremony and fundraiser where the Whistle Stop Inn used to stand on 1421 N. Carson St.
Tickets for the dinner are $80 per person, $150 for couples, and $600 for a table of eight people.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the groundbreaking at 5 p.m. and the dinner and raffle at 5:30 p.m. The groundbreaking and fundraiser will both take place at the Whistle Stop Inn.
Visit www.nvfish.com/donate to purchase tickets or donate to FISH.
To learn more about the transitional housing project for FF4F, visit www.nvfish.com/page/fish-revitalization-project.

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