What is the history of the Peppermill Wendover Hotel?


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The Peppermill Wendover Hotel officially opened in 1985, according to Peppermill Reno. The owners began their business in the early 1970s as a coffee shop in Reno, Nevada, before expanding into casinos and hotels during the 1980s.

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In 1971, Nat Carasali and Bill Paganetti decided to open the Peppermill Coffee Shop and Lounge. The lifelong friends partnered with the Seeno family about eight years later to get involved in the gaming business. As the new business between the partners grew, Carasali and Paganetti built their first small casino and motor lodge in northern Nevada in 1980. Three years later, they expanded even further, creating the Western Village in Sparks and the Rainbow Club in Henderson. Now called Peppermill Casinos Inc., the company's hotels grew, with Western Village housing 147 rooms at its peak.

In 1984, the company added a location in Wendover to its roster. The hotel became a popular property for the company, featuring hotel rooms, a casino and a restaurant. As of 2015, the Peppermill Wendover Hotel has 382 rooms, which include 64 suites, safety deposit boxes in rooms and seating areas. The hotel also houses Mexican restaurant Pancho & Willie's, along with a 24-hour dining area and coffee shop.

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