Historic landmark receives renovations

By: Laura Newell, Features Editor

Ryan Healy is the project manager for the Nimbus Winery Building renovation by Ethan Conrad Construction. The renovation is expected to be completed by the end of August.

Ethan Conrad Construction contractors working on the Nimbus Winery Building renovation include, back row from left, David Garcia, Jason Strain, Ryan Healy, Julio Camacho, Silvestre Odeja, Byron Strain; front row Cesar Lopez, Todd Hunter, Jovani Espinoza, Leonel Munguia, Jose Garcia and Kris Anton.


The Nimbus Winery Building has been a staple building along Folsom Boulevard at Hazel Avenue for more than a century, and this year will be renovated to enhance the landmark.

Built in 1905 to replace the building lost to a fire the previous year, it was initially used as a distillery for brandy.  Libby, McNeill & Libby bought the buildings in 1913 and began its life as an olive cannery, which continued until 1974.  In 1977, the property was turned into a shopping center.

Ryan Healy is the project manager for the renovation by Ethan Conrad Construction, based out of Sacramento.  The project started in October.

“This is our first renovation for a historical building,” Healy said. “It has been very challenging for us because it’s so old.  We never know what we will uncover while digging up the ground.  We are getting into the fourth generation of construction here.”
According to Healy, the $1.5-million project will renovate the 73,927-square-foot building in three phases and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

The two-story building will hold Tommy T’s Comedy and Dinner Theatre and Cattleman’s Ranch along with executive offices, Healy said.

“Right now, not many people know about our executive offices because the entrance was difficult to find,” Healy said. “So we are renovating the entrance to be more inviting to people. There will be two main entrances.  We will add stripped awnings over the entrances, making them all uniform and attractive.”

Downstairs will continue to hold The Old Spaghetti Factory as well as a new family entertainment location.

“The vacant spaces in the north side of the building, once filled with retail locations, will hopefully be filled with one large tenant,” he said.  “Right now we are looking into the possibility of adding a bowling ally or a laser tag facility for family entertainment.”

Other building renovations will include wood repairs to the outside of the Spaghetti Factory and a remodel to all the bathrooms onsite.

“There will also be a brand new lighting retrofit on the entire building with boarder lights and goose head accent fixtures,” Healy said.  “All lighting will be LED to keep the building more efficient.”

The Nimbus Winery Building is located at 12401 Folsom Blvd., in Rancho Cordova.  For more information, call (916) 351-0583.