Truckee’s Bar of America reopens after renovation |

Truckee’s Bar of America reopens after renovation

Staff report
A look at the renovated interior at Bar of America in downtown Truckee.
Courtesy photo |

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Bar of America in the heart of historic downtown Truckee recently reopened after an extensive remodel.

The 5-and-a-half week renovation brought an update to just about every part of the interior of the more than 90-year-old building, according to a news release.

“Yes, that means those comically tiny restrooms, too,” said restaurant spokeswoman Monica Chavez.

New floors, plumbing, electrical, windows, lighting and kitchen equipment are some highlights of the extensive project. Further, the old Bank of America vault was removed in favor of expanded restrooms and kitchen.

Managing owner Tom Turner, who took over the business in March 2012, put an emphasis on retaining the character of Bar of America while improving the safety and utility of the space, he said in a statement.

“One of the most important things about the remodel — it still looks like Bar of America,” he said.

Manager Amy Norman said the biggest compliment the staff keeps hearing is that guests can’t tell what was done, just that everything looks “bigger, brighter and more polished.”

Bar of America is located at 10042 Donner Pass Road. Visit to learn more.

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