Revitalization of downtown Minden, or Gardnerville, wouldn't be possible without people willing to take a chance on a new business.
Pasquale “Papa” Cioffi is one of those people. At age 66, he is silver-haired, pithy, charming. After a lifetime in the states, he still talks with a smoky Latin accent.
“I think it will just work out great,” he said Friday while standing inside his newest venture — and Minden's newest attraction — the Corner Bar. “It's very comfortable in here.”
The bar is located inside the historical Farmers Bank building at the corner of Fourth Street and Esmeralda Ave. …