Nugget helps allow D'Vine Wine to stay open

Published Caption: BRAD HORN/Nevada AppeaL File Photo

Published Caption: BRAD HORN/Nevada AppeaL File Photo

D'Vine Wine will keep its doors open after the Carson Nugget purchased its building and land, closing the deal on Friday, said owner Kim Donner.

Donner had announced in October that her restaurant, 200 N. Stewart St., which features a bar and a variety of wines, was going to close by the first of 2010 because of a high mortgage and drop in business. State worker furloughs were affecting one of Donner's primary customer bases.

In November, Donner said she and owners of businesses near the downtown core were talking about redevelopment when she mentioned that she was going to close.

"We were talking about the full downtown redevelopment and I said I don't think I'm going to be able to remain in business because my mortgage is too high," Donner said.

That's when Carson Nugget officials offered to purchase the building and land to lease to Donner for a "significantly lower" price, she said.

Donner declined to say the exact amount, but Steve Neighbors, the vice president of the Carson Nugget, said Donner's mortgage was reduced by 75 percent under the new deal.

"(Kim has) had some struggles like every business did," Neighbors said. "We're in a position that we can be a more lenient landlord."


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