Shoe Tree Brewing Company opened in Minden last month. The brewery next to the Ironwood Cinemas has been under construction since before the pandemic. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.
One of the oldest structures in Gardnerville will see a new operation. The Ritchford Hotel has been home to several restaurants over the past 120 years. Gardnerville Ranchos favorite CoCoMoes Catering announced in May its reopening in Ritchford, home to the former New Rancho Grande for many years.
Rancho Grande closed about half a dozen years ago, and the location has been touted as a possible new place of business on several occasions since. The hotel and stables, located near the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Main Street, opened in 1901.
CoCoMoes has served the residents of Carson Valley both at its location on Tillman in the Ranchos and catering for the past five years. The new location will be called Cocos on Main.
The restaurant at 1488 Main Street in Gardnerville was originally the Two Guys from Italy, which opened in the early 1990s. El Aguila Real opened in 2015.
A former restaurant in Minden, meanwhile, is getting a facelift after changing hands in April.