Mountain Hardware and Sports Joins Raley’s at Soaring Ranch

Truckee’s Mountain Hardware and Sports is planning to open a second Truckee location at the Soaring Ranch planned development, located adjacent to the Truckee Tahoe Airport. The employee-owned Mountain Hardware store will be located immediately next to the new Raley’s grocery market and will include 12,000 square feet of new shop space focused on hardware, mountain lifestyle apparel and footwear, fishing, home décor, and outdoor recreational products. The construction loan for Phase 1 of Soaring Ranch is in place and the first phase is expected to be 100 percent leased when construction breaks ground on or around May 1. Groundbreaking for Soaring Ranch is planned for late spring 2019, with a grand opening anticipated in spring 2020.

RALEY’S + MOUNTAIN HARDWARE: The new Mountain Hardware and Sports location will be located in the 12,000-square-foot “Building B,” shown here adjoining the future grocery store’s building. Courtesy image

New Venture to Address Housing Crisis

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation has partnered with the new company Landing, a California benefit corporation, to unlock housing for our local workforce. Landing is an online resource that identifies and works with vacation homeowners in Truckee and offers them a guaranteed and protected revenue stream from their properties from long-term renting. Working directly with employers to vet and qualify renters, Landing helps create flexible lease arrangements and provides a place for homeowners and property managers to list their properties — with the goal of building a trust-based online platform for mountain housing. Info:

Tahoe Mill Collective Expanding

Tahoe Mill Collective, the coworking space at the bottom of Alpine Meadows Road, will be expanding into a new location in Tahoe City with plans to open doors this April. The added location is next to Pete ‘n Peters and the new Tahoe Fit gym, in a space that once housed the Tahoe World newspaper. The space will have six well-lit, spacious, private offices, in addition to open desks in a shared common space. Members will have access to a private meeting room, kitchen, and waiting area. Info:

Tahoe Mountain Fitness Moves to Larger Location

To make room for its growing tribe of fitness enthusiasts and programs, Tahoe Mountain Fitness has moved three doors down to a 5,500-square-foot space — three-times the size of its previous studio. The new facility is in the area formerly occupied by the Bass outlet on Donner Pass Road, and boasts a large group fitness room, dedicated Pilates Reformer studio, private training space, karate and boxing area, lockers, showers, and babysitting service. It also features a 32-foot-wide curved video screen — one of the largest in a fitness facility — for THE TRIP to be an even more body- and mind-blowing experience. TMF is one of only six gyms in the country, and one of 60 in the world, to offer Les Mills® THE TRIP, a state-of-the art indoor cycling experience, in which the movie screen and theatre quality sound immerse students in a virtual world. Info:

FiftyFifty Expands to Nevada

FiftyFifty Brewing will launch its first Nevada location at Reno Public Market in 2020. The 9,000-square-foot brewery will be the anchor tenant in the 25,000-square-foot food hall, an  innovative multi-use space that will include a taproom, brewery, rooftop events space, and distillery. Under developers the Casazza Family, Foothill Partners, and Loja Real Estate, Reno Public Market strives to become the ultimate destination for everyday necessities for the Midtown District and the broader Reno metropolitan area. The 150,000-square-foot original structure will be renovated to make way for contemporary spaces, which will include a public market food hall, daily-needs retail spaces, and a specialty organic grocer. Reno Public Market is a $34 million project, estimated to take approximately two years to complete. Info:

Getaways for Good Uses Visitor Lodging to Support Animal Health

The next Getaways for Good booking period is April 5 to 15, when funds from any three-night stay booked at a participating short-term rental during this period will be donated to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Last year, five generous homeowners participated in the first weekend of the Getaways for Good program, including Holliday House, a downtown Truckee home available for rent year-round, with all proceeds benefiting HSTT. The first weekend generated $8,359.75, with a grand total of over $40K for the first year the program was implemented. Info:

Alpenglow Speaker Series Raises Over $150,000 for Local Nonprofits

The 2018/2019 season welcomed six amazing and accomplished athletes to Squaw Valley for Alpenglow Sports’ annual Winter Speaker Series, including freeskiing icon Glen Plake, world-renowned rock climber and all-around mountain athlete Emily Harrington, Red Bull freeskier and local hero Michelle Parker, ski mountaineer Caroline Gleich, rock climber Brittany Griffith, and series co-founder and fan favorite Dave Nettle. Beneficiaries of the funds raised through raffles and the anonymous “Donor Party” this winter were: Adventure Risk Challenge, Sierra Avalanche Center, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe, Protect Our Winters, and Achieve Tahoe. To apply to be a beneficiary of the series next year, or to join the Donor Party, email

Local Chef Moves Personal Service Business to Truckee

Chef Dany launched her personal chef service in 2016 in order to help people who simply don’t have the time, experience, or expertise to create healthy, delicious meals for themselves, family, and friends. This year, she moved her operation from Incline Village to Truckee, when she and her husband made their new home there. Dany developed her passion for cooking after having spent many years in the food and restaurant industry in Los Angeles. She and her team will provide delicious seasonal, organic, healthy meals for intimate dinners, family gatherings, vacationers, or small parties and events in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, and Reno. Info: (323) 547-5840,