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Visit The Chocolate Factory

Don’t forget to visit one of the last remaining businesses in Washoe City- The Chocolate Nugget Candy Factory. We took the new freeway home the other day and stopped by for a treat. They have a wide variety of candies and even hand dipped ice cream bars. Valentine’s day is coming up and what could be better than a selection of candies you picked out for that special someone yourself?

Washoe City used to be the largest town in Washoe County and the county seat until the transcontinental railroad was built and it was moved to Reno. Now, the candy factory is one of, if not the only, retail business in the former metropolis.

You can also shop on their website and they will ship to anywhere in the country. The interior photo below only shows about half the store.



New Commercial Project

A new construction project is going in on the corner of Jackdaw and Eastlake Blvd in the commercial area of New Washoe City. Word over the fence is that it will be one of “dollar” type stores.


Nevada Lynn’s Emporium To Close

The Washoe City landmark and source for locally grown food will close by the end of the week. Owner Paul Garofalo recently passed away and the family is putting the property up for sale. That includes the 1500sf store and adjoining home built in 1936. A Washoe Valley landmark and one of the few remaining businesses in Washoe City, the store offered a local source for fresh fruit, produce and other products. Recently we noticed the used car lot in Washoe City has also closed.

Changes for Postal Cafe

Word on the street is that our local cafe, post office and meeting spot on Eastlake Blvd is going to have some positive changes and improvements soon. Check back for more info!

Mt. Family RV Closes

Mt. Family RV, in Pleasant Valley to the north, announced that they have closed their doors. This is one of the closest effects of the downturn in the economy to Washoe Valley. We met the owners a couple of years ago at a Reno RV show and even though we talked to them for less than 10 minutes we came away with the feeling that this was a local business owned by a local family who were our neighbors. While it is great that now you can have that motorhome for 50% off, it comes at the expense of local families that sold those items. We wish the family the best of luck in the future.

New Menu at Postal Cafe

Luanne and the crew at the Postal Cafe on Eastlake Blvd in New Washoe City are really providing quite a service there with the postal station and restaurant. Not only are they serving breakfast and lunch but have also expanded to dinner with an expansive menu for all three. Really, we picked up the latest menu the other day and it included and children’s menu, appetizer section, hot and cold sandwiches for lunch (18 selections) PLUS gourmet burgers and 7 dinner entrees! Plus a desert menu.

In these tough economic times, we should save a little gas and support all our local, small businesses- we’ll see you there!

House Cleaning Service

Been in the valley for 22 years,now offering again house cleaning please contact me at 200-5042 have great background, call me,,,Dianna

(For free want ads and business announcements for Washoe Valley residents, email your info to the editor!)

Pumpkin Carving Time

The Nevada Sagebrush, the student newspaper for UNR, has an article on pumpkin carving, eating and buying. They report pumpkins are again available at our own Nevada Lynn’s Emporium in Washoe City at 435 US 395. They are open from 9 to 6 every day. Nevada Lynn’s always has a nice fall display and is a favorite fall outing for families all around the area. Check it out.

Postal Cafe Offers Dinners

The Postal Cafe in New Washoe City along Eastlake Blvd is now offering breakfast, lunch and Dinner from 4 to 8pm, Wednesdays through Saturdays. Dinners can be eaten in the remodeled dining area or taken out. A cozy new gas-fired fireplace will be completed just in time for frosty evenings.

The dinner menu includes seven varieties of 1/2 pound burgers, pasta, meatloaf, 4 salads, sandwiches and apps. The call in and order-to-go number is 849-2722.

Local Tractor Service

We are now listing local services and free want ads here in the “article stream” and putting together a new “local services” page available from a tab above. Sandy Miller of Washoe Valley sends in this update on her tractor service:

SkidSteer Jobs 4U, LLC is a local Nevada owner operated company. We have a Caterpillar 247B Skid Steer and we provide a fully trained, experienced operator that can assist you with appropriate jobs for a skid steer. We also have a dump trailer that allows us to haul debris away from a job for our customers. Washoe Valley references available.

Call or Jim Doherty for an estimate
Phone/Fax: 775 267-9435