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Bank Saloon (formerly Jack’s Bar) to hold ‘first nail’ ceremony

Nevada Appeal staff report
Jack’s Bar, a long-vacant historic landmark at the corner of Carson and Fifth streets, was sold to the Nevada Builders Alliance for $300,000.
Lauren Solinger / Nevada Appeal

Nevada Builders Alliance will hold a first nail ceremony for the Bank Saloon on Monday, April 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Previously known as Jack’s Bar, NBA purchased the building with a vision to pay homage to its colorful history.

The event will feature a raffle, Frey Ranch spirits tastings and an inside look at the renovations of the building. NBA will hold a mixer at Bella Fiore immediately following the event. For information, visit

A spokesperson for the project said the Bank Saloon will be open to the public by January 1, 2021.

“When we purchased this building, we knew it would be a fantastic opportunity to revitalize a historic building in downtown Carson City and put it to beneficial use,” said Aaron West, CEO of Nevada Builders Alliance. “The damage to the building is extensive but we have a great partner in Miles Construction and we’re excited to return this building to its former glory and open the Bank Saloon.”

NBA and Miles Construction have already begun work on the building, undertaking structural stabilization, investigation and abatement of asbestos and begun laying out the design of the bar. Currently, the design focuses on revitalizing the property as the Bank Saloon, how it originally opened in 1899 and will include a full-service bar, patio seating and a separate conference room for meetings or private parties.

“It’s exciting to be part of this renovation and adaptive reuse project for the benefit of Carson City and Nevada Builders Alliance,” said Bill Miles, president and CEO of Miles Construction. “In addition to providing construction oversight, it’s rewarding for the Miles team and me to work with the construction trades and UNR engineering students in a teaching role. We are thrilled for NBA and everyone on the Bank Saloon team as we reach this milestone and see this project come to life.”

The event will feature a raffle sponsored by the American AFK, a partner with the Nevada Builders Alliance. Individual tickets for the raffle are available before and at the event and cost $10. All proceeds will benefit the Nevada’s Builders Foundation Scholarship Fund. The event will be held at Bank Saloon, 418 S. Carson St., in Carson City.