Summit Mall denies local restaurant a national opportunity

Reno, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Tuscan Tomato in South Reno was denied the opportunity to appear on "Restaurant Impossible," by The Summit Mall.

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freedomrings - 11/22/2013 6:40 PM
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Why do these nice eateries get sucked into these god forsaken strip malls. T.T. should look around for a local landlord who would have a personal interest in the local economy.

Zerts - 11/22/2013 4:53 PM
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Let's all eat at the Tuscan Tomato then leave the mall to shop elsewhere!

eream - 11/22/2013 11:47 AM
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To find out the Tuscan Tomato was denied television coverage after personally seeing Fat Burger, which is two doors down, being filmed for Undercover Boss earlier in the year, I was astonished. It seems Bayer Properties has no problem helping out other national corporations, but could careless about the survival of the local economy. It's interesting that Bayer Properties has no problem asking the locals of Reno to support them through taxes and tax breaks, but they have no interest in helping the locals. If that's not insulting, I don't know what is. I stopped by the Summit offices to let them know I would be shopping elsewhere this holiday season. I politely let Alexis know that I would be encouraging everyone to shop elsewhere. Please call or stop by and let it be known that we won't support those who don't support locals.

desertlakes - 11/22/2013 11:12 AM
1 Vote
"Bayer Properties does not comment on business strategy matters between the landlord and tenants." What a cowardly statement....

s2kreno - 11/22/2013 7:47 AM
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That sucks. Tuscan Tomato is a great restaurant. They do wonderful things with halibut and steelhead. The location is convenient for South Reno but it DOES kind of suck that it's next to the theatre and the ambiance good be better. It's fine dining but the location appears very casual. maybe they should switch to small plates? An affordable option for a smaller lighter meal after a movie or shopping. And they totally need a craft cocktail menu like Chocolate Bar had. On any afternoon you could find about 20 ladies in there getting sloshed on expensive drinks. BTY if you haven't tried TT for lunch you are totally missing out. It's bargain and the food is amazing.

Just a guy - 11/22/2013 12:18 AM
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Idon't know how many of you actually watch "Restaurant Impossible" but most of the failing businesses that they "help" close just months after the show blows through town. I can understand the Summit Mall not wanting a national television show come in and criticize the location of the restaurant within the Summit Mall, which they almost always do, just to eliminate the few things that the restaurant has going for it. This press coverage on the local news networks will probably do more for them than this national network show would do.

Luigi Bastardo - 11/21/2013 9:30 PM
0 Votes
(And yet they had no problem letting KOLO 8 film a segment on speed dating at the wine bar.) Sounds like The Summit has peaked. Now I realize why I don't go there.

buacl - 11/21/2013 7:04 PM
1 Vote
What a poor business decision on Summit Mall's part for not letting the Tuscan Tomato participate in an opportunity such as this. I won't be shopping at that mall again. -Unless....the powers that be change their minds.

blueheathen - 11/21/2013 3:29 PM
2 Votes
I'm glad to see the amount of people here that are supporting this restaurant. Their menu offerings are great. In my opinion, summit is really stupid for denying them the ability to be on the show. As an Executive Producer of another reality show here in Reno myself I can speak to the fact that this type of national exposure would only benefit both the restaurant as well as the other businesses in the mall. (There is a great Sushi restaurant a few doors down as an example). I would encourage anyone who wants to support the Tuscan Tomato to call Summit and in a very nice and kind way tell them you are upset about this decision. Their published phone number is 775-853-7800. Remember the person answering the phone is not personally responsible for this bad PR position, but the more support the community can be to this local business, the better!

DeputyDawg - 11/21/2013 2:44 PM
1 Vote
I never shop at Summit anything. To damn pretentious and the people are mostly snobs. I prefer to keep my business with the small business owners up and down Virginia, Glendale and Kietzke. I feel for the Tuscan Tomato but if they would move and not pay so much overhead for their luxury location then they may be able to lower some prices and bring in more customers.
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