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Lisa’s Market closes Reno location

Renee Shadforth

Recently, locally owned Lisa’s Central Market ventured across the state line and opened a flagship store in Reno.

Last Wednesday, after just five months in that location, they closed the doors of their 4,400-square-foot store on McCarren Boulevard.

“We basically had a lot of demand in Reno, so we did what any eager entrepreneur would do,” said Lisa’s Central Market co-owner Mark Griffin. “Unfortunately as a small mom-and-pop business, we were unable to stick it out.”

The Reno store was located in the new Magnolia Center and was constructed from the ground up to fit the market’s products: produce, a juice stand, and a kitchen for pre-prepared and ready-to-eat meals.

Another challenge for Lisa’s was the “considerable amount of vacancy” in the center, Griffin said.

The store’s Truckee location, which is about to celebrate its second anniversary on Oct. 24, will remain open. The Brickelltown location will have an expanded line of products due to the closure of the Reno store, Griffin said.

“We’ve expanded tremendously over the course of the last year,” Griffin said, adding that people have been pleased with the increased offerings.

The market might return to Reno in the future, but Griffin said he is looking for roughly 3,000 square feet in the greater North Tahoe area, namely in Incline Village.

In the meantime, Griffin said he wants people to know the Truckee store isn’t going anywhere.

“We’re still here in Truckee,” he said. “We’re in this for the long haul.”


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