Midtown merchants: Larry DeVincenzi, Christian and Kasey Christensen, Eric and Monique Baron—Surviving Midtown: A Panel Discussion

A site of contruction on Virginia Street in Midtown
  • Date: April 2, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 noon
  • Location: Downtown Library, 301 South Center Street

The owners of three businesses discuss the challenges of keeping their businesses going during major street construction and redesign on South Virginia Street, followed by the Covid pandemic, which forced business owners to change how they operated facing restrictions, construction barriers and customer health and safety concerns.

Larry DeVincenzi and his family came up with the idea for Rum Sugar Lime during a family vacation in Mexico. The idea was to introduce Reno to an upscale, tropical bar experience.

Christian and Kasey Christensen opened Süp restaurant in Midtown in August 2007. With their combined 40 years of restaurant service and ownership, they focus on healthy homemade recipes made daily from scratch.

Eric and Monique Baron of the Melting Pot World Emporium in Midtown got their start vending fashion and lifestyle items at outdoor West Coast music and arts festivals. They’ve traveled to many countries to source unique products for the shop.