Dining & Shopping
New Restaurants are on the Gateway Menu
As part of Phase 2, the airport is cooking up a taste of Reno-Tahoe with its plan for new restaurants and stores in a dramatically improved terminal.
The new Food Court will be built in a dramatic new airport venue on the second floor, just past the escalators. The post-security, 21,000 square foot addition will feature 18-foot ceilings and windows looking out over the tarmac. Passengers will dine with a panoramic view of arriving and departing aircraft against a desert mountain backdrop.
"The new Food Court will be a centerpiece of the Gateway to the Reno-Sparks-Lake Tahoe region," Krys Bart, President/CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority said. "From the menu, to the view, to the shopping, it will provide a memorable beginning and end to any trip."
New Shopping is in Store for Travelers
New and returning shopping experiences await passengers past the security checkpoint.
From outdoor clothing, to high tech electronic items, customers will find a wider selection of stores and products when the construction is complete. The Gateway Project will lead to the closure of the Ponderosa Pines store adjacent to the ski sculpture on the first floor. But the Brighton portion of store will be relocated into its own stand alone shop on the second floor past security at the end of March 2013.
There will also be new shopping experiences in store for customers thanks to the Gateway Project.
Other new stores that will be beyond the security checkpoint include InMotion, a high tech electronics shop, and No Boundaries, an outdoor apparel store. Concession studies at airports show passengers spend more money in outlets past security checkpoints as compared to those before the checkpoints. Gateway will allow passengers more dwell time among these new stores.