Firefighters train at former Saletti’s
March 5, 2017
The building that until recently housed Saletti's Restaurant was used for firefighter training on Saturday.
East Fork, Carson City and Tahoe Douglas firefighters spent the day practicing cutting vents and working in close spaces in the building along Highway 395 in Minden.
East Fork Fire Capt. Terry Taylor said that because the building is so close to the highway, no fire will be involved in the training.
A demolition permit was issued to Sierra View Equipment on Feb. 21. The property was purchased by Carson Valley Inn owner Mike Pegram in December after Faith and John Saletti decided to retire from operating the restaurant.
The former Graunke Warehouse was built in 1919, according to Wynne Maule's "Minden, Nevada: The story of a Unique Town."
It was extensively remodeled in 1982 and dubbed the Atrium. That business didn't last long, closing in 1985.
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In 1988, the Carson Valley Inn opened it as Fiona's. It closed in 2005 and was reopened as Saletti's in 2006.
Not long after purchasing the Carson Valley Inn, Pegram obtained the former Coldwell Banker Itildo building and tore it down.
It is expected that the site of the former Saletti's will become an extension of the Carson Valley Inn's parking lot.