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BUSINESS BRIEFS | August 9 - September 12, 2018

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Cal Neva Cabin Removal & Site Revitalization Underway

CRYSTAL BAY

The Cal Neva site revitalization team has been removing debris and waste in the buildings and around the site. In late July, the team began removing the blighted, fire-prone cabins located east of the lodge on the Nevada side of the property with the anticipation that this work will be completed by fall. For both neighbors and the surrounding community, a new informational website has been launched: thecalneva.com. You can sign up to receive updates and email questions about the cabin removal and site revitalization. The project team will be able to address only questions about the current effort at this time, as the owner, architects, and planners are still working on overall plans for the project. Info: thecalneva.com


Lake Tahoe News Shuts Down Site

LAKE TAHOE

After nine years, Kathryn Reed shut down the Lake Tahoe News website on July 31. The site was both a source of original reporting as well as an aggregator of news from around the region. Although no new content will appear on the site, archives of past stories will be available for 24-hour access for $7.99. “I believe all credible news sources become an area’s history,” Reed said in a letter posted on the site’s landing page. “To pull the plug on Lake Tahoe News felt wrong on so many levels, so that’s why it will remain as an archive.”


Alpenglow Expeditions to Open Via Ferrata at Squaw Valley

OLYMPIC VALLEY

Alpenglow Expeditions will soon begin construction of two via ferrata climbing routes up Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. The routes will allow even those with no climbing experience the opportunity to safely scale the iconic rock face, exploring high alpine terrain while taking in the beautiful vistas. A via ferrata, an Italian term meaning iron road, is a protected climbing route with permanent steel anchors and cables that allow participants to be safely connected to the rock 100 percent of the time. Beginning this fall, Alpenglow Expeditions plans to offer full-day and half-day guided Tahoe Via Ferrata tours. No climbing experience is necessary, but basic hiking fitness is recommended. The first guided ascents are expected to commence in September. Info: tahoevia.com


Tahoe Flow Arts Partners With Stay Gold Fitness & Athletics, Expands to Truckee

TAHOE VISTA/TRUCKEE

Kelly Smiley, owner and operator of Tahoe Flow Arts in Tahoe Vista, and Christine Bettera, owner and operator of Stay Gold Fitness & Athletics in Kings Beach, recently introduced a new collaborative space in Tahoe Vista. Stay Gold will move into the same building that houses Tahoe Flow Arts, creating 1,700 square feet of additional space in the Perennial Nursery plaza. Tahoe Flow Arts is also expanding to Truckee in a shared space with Truckee Dance Factory at the Pioneer Center starting in September. Info: tahoeflowartsstudio.com, staygoldfitness.com


Tahoe Mountain Realty to Open Free Co-working Space at Old Greenwood

TRUCKEE

Tahoe Mountain Realty, in partnership with Tahoe Mountain Club, in July opened the Tahoe Mountain Hub at Old Greenwood, a new shared public workspace. The space will be open daily at no charge to the public, keeping the same hours as the Old Greenwood golf course, approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. With seating for up to 30 people, Tahoe Mountain Hub will offer simple conveniences including table or desk space and free WiFi. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at The Terrace Grill during the summer months. Those interested in working from this new co-working space can do so at their leisure, with no reservation required. Access and workspace is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Info: tmrrealestate.com


Sierra Small Business Development Center Releases Economic Report

TRUCKEE

The Sierra Small Business Development Center in July announced its mid-year economic impact report from the first half of 2018. So far this year, the Sierra SBDC has served 250 clients with 900 hours of no-cost, confidential business consulting. These clients have leveraged more than $2 million in capital funding this year, created and retained 97 jobs, and launched 15 new businesses. The center also announced the return of the Tahoe Pitch Camp & Showcase in partnership with Tahoe Silicon Mountain, an intensive series of free workshops designed to hone an entrepreneur’s pitch to investors. The series culminates in a pitch competition on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in Truckee. Info: sierrasbdc.com


League to Save Lake Tahoe Brings Chariot Microtransit Service to South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

The League to Save Lake Tahoe teamed up with Chariot to launch a microtransit service in July in South Tahoe’s most traffic-congested tourist area in a pilot program to test lake-friendly transportation solutions. In addition to central destinations in the busiest tourist hubs, stops on the route were chosen to provide linkages to local bike trails and public transit routes. South Tahoe’s bike share service — which the League partnered with LimeBike to launch in 2017 — will enable Chariot riders to extend their trips onto the system’s dockless rental bicycles and electric scooters. Info: chariot.com


New Luxury Real Estate Development Launches at Old Greenwood

TRUCKEE

A new real estate development called the Signature Home Collection broke ground this June in Old Greenwood. The project will include eight single-family homes celebrating the mountain lifestyle; an additional eight homes are scheduled for phase two of the collection. The multi-year real estate project will feature property prices starting at $1.565 million.

 
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October 11, 2018