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Another Peak
by Sarah Cooper
Mar 18, 2010 | 810 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune/Debra Reid - Head brewer Brandon Wright checks the specific gravity of a fermenting beer at the Silver Peak Brewery in Reno. Wright said he and his staff produce 40 different brews with 12 on tap throughout the year.
Tribune/Debra Reid - Head brewer Brandon Wright checks the specific gravity of a fermenting beer at the Silver Peak Brewery in Reno. Wright said he and his staff produce 40 different brews with 12 on tap throughout the year.
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RENO –– Locals may know the Silver Peak as the place they go to sit back, have a beer and enjoy a good time as the sounds of conversation and the smell of fresh, never frozen food floats around the restaurant.

In June, the Silver Peak that locals know and love will take on a new flavor. Owners David Silverman and Trent Schmidt will be opening a pizza place adjacent to the Aces Stadium on East Second Street.

Both Silverman and Schmidt promise that the pizza place will have the same local flavor that has brought “the Peak” its current success.

However, with a food philosophy that is based on never freezing ingredients and a just-in-time inventory, the pair added that they will evaluate their continued growth after June.

The pizza place, which has yet to be named, will occupy 3,720 square feet at the northeast corner of the ground level of the 141,575-square-foot office tower at 300 E. Second St. The restaurant will also offer a full-service bar and limited gaming.

The five-year lease was signed with Basin Street Properties.

The location will be the partners’ third in Reno. Schmidt and Silverman opened the first Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery location on Wonder Street in Reno in 1999. A second location in downtown Reno followed in 2004, banking on business from the nearby movie theater and river district.

In expanding to the Freight House District, which contains the Aces Ballpark, the owners seem to be making a similar business move.

“The construction of Aces Ballpark creates an opportunity for us to again participate in the revitalization of our downtown corridor,” Silverman said. “We’re excited to be part of the process and look forward to seeing lots of locals and tourists enjoying the Freight House District area.”

The 300 E. Second St. location is a 15-story tower with four floors of office space and 11 floors of parking totaling 977 parking stalls. The building offers on-site security and on-site management, according to a release from Basin Street Properties.

“Bringing over a restaurant with the reputation of Silver Peak’s into our building was important for Basin Street and our property,” said Scott Stranzl, Basin Street Properties’ vice president of leasing. “Being able to offer a wonderful dining option that is in very close proximity to our growing list of tenants at 300 E. Second St. is yet another benefit we can offer.”
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