Then & Now
In 2002, the Kings Inn was an embarrassment to downtown Reno and a drag on attempts to revitalize the city. Constructed in 1974, the inn had been boarded up since 1986. In 2014, the eyesore caught the attention of Las Vegas developer Amador “Chi Chi” Bengochea, who saw through the graffiti to a solid structure beneath. In partnership with Reno-based Basin Street Properties, through 2015 and 2016, the eight-story building was transformed into 94 upscale apartments and a star of downtown renewal.
Calm before the storm: Nevada hospitals grapple with mask shortages, staying safe as COVID cases grow
“It’s kind of hard. This is happening nationwide,” a critical care nurse who works at Renown Health told The Nevada Independent. “This isn’t just a Renown issue. Nationwide, nurses and providers are being forced into these situations where they have to choose if they’re going to take care of this patient or if they’re going to walk away.”