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The Circus Circus, Silver Legacy and Eldorado casinos are getting some major upgrades, according to more than 13 building permits filed with the city of Reno since July.

All the permits outline changes to the Courtyard Buffet, Bone Yard Cantina (possibly the Dos Geckos Cantina), Sip's Coffee and Tea Bar, Circus Circus Midway and Bar Centro. The permits also outline construction for a new Hidden Pizza pub, Canter's Deli and poker room. The most recent permit, filed Monday, also outlines changes to exterior lighting of the two Circus Circus towers.

The Silver Legacy recently completed a $2 million upgraded sports book earlier this month with plans to also upgrade the sports book at Circus Circus.

Eldorado Resorts, which owns all three casinos, declined comment on the public records until a later date.

Here's the works being done to the downtown Reno casinos as of today, according to permits filed with the city of Reno:

Circus Circus changes

  • Circus Circus Courtyard Buffet: Demolition of existing framing, casework, sheetrock, kitchen equipment, flooring, finishes, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and other materials.
  • Circus Circus William Hill Race and Sports Book: Removal of existing finishes and install new wall and finishes along with new betting counter
  • Circus Circus Sip's Coffee and Tea Bar: Demolition and remodel. Demolition of existing casino carpet and drywall. Build out new coffee bar with food service equipment, plumbing, electrical, casework, framing, drywall and finishes.
  • Circus Circus Midway Remodel: Demolition of existing flooring and stage, modifying existing electrical, sound and lighting systems, patch and repair sheetrock, ceiling grid and tiles and new paint. Existing casework on games to be repaired or replaced. Mezzanine restrooms to receive all new finishes only including tile, paint, fixtures and partitions replaced with new.
  • Circus Circus Bone Yard Cantina (Note: there is no Bone Yard Cantina, this could reference the Dos Geckos Cantina): Interior demolition of existing framing, casework, sheetrock, kitchen equipment, flooring and materials.
  • Circus Circus electrical upgrade: Addition of 50 LED up-lights to the exterior of the Circus Circus Sky Tower and North Tower. To replace 23,000 incandescent marquee lights. Run new 277 volt power and control to new light locations.

Eldorado Casino changes

  • Hidden Pizza at the Eldorado: Several permits were filed describing work for a remodel and addition of a new pizza pub across from the Brew Brothers pub. Permits outline work remodeling the restroom, adding kitchen and fire suppression. 
  • Bar Centro at the Eldorado: Expansion of Bar Centro, demolition of walls to build new walls and raise a floor. New seating area and ceiling grids.

Silver Legacy changes

  • Canter's Deli and poker room: Demolition and remodel construction of new deli and poker room within existing casino space, including design build electrical, mechanical and plumbing, food service equipment, framing and finishing.

Mike Higdon is the city life reporter at the Reno Gazette-Journal. He an be found on Instagram @MillennialMike and on Facebook at Mike Higdon, Reno Life.

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