A spokesperson for Maverik confirmed that the demolition of the former Suzies adult store on Kietzke Lane will start soon as the company turns the longstanding Reno property into a new gas station and convenience store.
“Demolition will begin and be completed early this year,” said Maverik spokesperson Michelle Monson.
A demolition permit was recently filed for the former Suzies building with the city of Reno, which accepted the application last week. The permit was filed by RJR Vulcan, a Miami-based limited liability company.
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Maverik also confirmed that its new gas station and convenience store should be finished before the end of the year.
“The all-new Maverik on Second Street and Kietzke Lane is scheduled to open by the fourth quarter of 2023,” Monsoon said. “We do not yet have a fixed opening date.”
The new Maverik store will measure just under 6,000 square feet, according to Monson. Amenities include familiar Maverik staples such as a picnic area and BonFire section with newly made food items such as burritos, tacos, quesadillas, sandwiches, pizzas and salads. One new addition is Maverik’s “Bean to Cup” coffee program, which features coffee blends from around the world.
The new Maverik station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Maverik currently operates 32 locations in Nevada, including 10 in Reno-Sparks.
The demolition represents an end of an era for the Kietzke property, which spent the last three decades as a Suzies adult store before closing its doors last year. Prior to that it hosted several automotive businesses, including a Jiffy Lube, Bob’s Auto World and Nice Guy Auto Sales.
Suzies still has two stores in Reno — one at West Fourth Street and another at Mill Street, which is the closest to the former Suzies at Kietzke.
Alex Walls, a Suzies supervisor, described the Mill Street as an improvement over the Kietzke location, which did not have a theater.
“We’re bummed out (about the Kietzke closure) but we’re on to bigger and better things,” Walls said when reached by phone last week.