Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

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Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Eleonora » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:38 am

Friends! First time burner here and I need your advice.
I will only have 1.5 h after I land in Reno and before I need to show up for Burner Express bus. This BE Doesn't stop for shopping.
So my question: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport or walking distance? I actually only need to buy some drinks (rum, whisky, vodka.. etc :))
Thanks in advance and pass by Tribal Spirit - i'll mix you an Old Fashioned :)

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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:15 am

No, there really isn't anything in the area.

Perhaps you need to coordinate with someone in your camp?

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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm

Eleonora wrote:Friends! First time burner here and I need your advice.
I will only have 1.5 h after I land in Reno and before I need to show up for Burner Express bus. This BE Doesn't stop for shopping.
So my question: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport or walking distance? I actually only need to buy some drinks (rum, whisky, vodka.. etc :))
Thanks in advance and pass by Tribal Spirit - i'll mix you an Old Fashioned :)

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Eleonora


you might try to find a delivery service? Seems there are stores or independent delivery companies that might be helpful
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby lucky420 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:59 pm

Look at the Reno airport website. There may be a place to buy liquor there. I've never noticed one but the again I've never really looked for one there
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby AntiM » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:00 pm

lucky420 wrote:Look at the Reno airport website. There may be a place to buy liquor there. I've never noticed one but the again I've never really looked for one there


The duty free shop can only be accessed by departing passengers?

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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby uncle sticky » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:07 pm

Where does the burner express pick up? I believe it's at the airport? Costco is just west and south, not too far. I'd uber or lyft, since time is tight. There's also a drug store a little farther down plumb at Virginia, at Shoppers' Square. They have liquor, and limited, very limited, groceries. In the same center is Smart and Final, a bulk grocer, with plenty of groceries plus lots of booze. Lastly, SaveMart is a full grocer. That is your furthest option, and is a mere 1.5 miles. Too far to walk, but a quick cab or uber away.
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby uncle sticky » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:24 pm

costco is .5 miles away. Easy peasy mac and cheesy if you have a costco membership. Otherwise, I recommend hitting Smart And Final.
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:53 pm

I can't imagine feeling comfortable making it from the airport to the liquor/grocery store to the Burner Express bus stop in 90 minutes. What if your flight is an hour late? Happens all the time . . .

I'd probably do what AntiM suggests: give your shopping list to a willing campmate, and specify your ideal brands (2-3 brand names per kind of alcohol, so if they don't have a specific brand, they can get an alternate). If there's something that can only be one brand or nothing, for example, only St. Germaine or only Goldschlager will do, and if they don't have it, they should skip it--specify that. Plus list a target price not to exceed by more than a few dollars. Then bring more than enough cash to pay in person on the playa.

It might be good to check liquor prices for wherever your personal shopper is coming from. They vary quite a bit from state to state.
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby lucky420 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:35 pm

AntiM wrote:
lucky420 wrote:Look at the Reno airport website. There may be a place to buy liquor there. I've never noticed one but the again I've never really looked for one there


The duty free shop can only be accessed by departing passengers?



I have no idea. I'm usually O J Simpsoning it through the airport. Except I don't get stabby
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby uncle sticky » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:02 pm

[like O.J., but less stabby]
Better be careful! He's getting paroled, and he's close by!
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:09 pm

uncle sticky wrote:[like O.J., but less stabby]
Better be careful! He's getting paroled, and he's close by!


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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby BBadger » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:13 pm

Wouldn't it be a sad end to your trip if you decided to take a cab to a liquor store to obtain some booze and then arrived late for your BxB ride and missed the event?

I guess it'd be better than having no booze and arriving late and missing the event.
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Eleonora » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:18 am

Guys, thank all for the feedback!
I might reconsider my travel plans from LA and fly the night before..

See you soon!!
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Admiral Fukkit » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:22 am

General Burning Man advice, don't book anything with tight schedules like that.
Always leave room for shit to go wrong and still get it done.
The time you waste hanging around usually ends up being some sort of fun adventure in itself and you usually run into other Burners doing the same. In Reno that's a guarantee.

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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby JayBobBoy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:14 am

Admiral Fukkit is right on the money! Shit always goes a little sideways...If you have the option to fly in the night before, DO IT!

By the way, since you're an Admiral now do you command a fuckin' fleet? Is there a newly commissioned Captain? :D
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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:11 am

And if you do fly in the night before, be sure to take advantage of the Barbie Death Camp Reno Hotel Deal. I'll bump it right after this.

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Re: Is there a grocery store at Reno airport?

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:40 pm

Eleonora wrote:Guys, thank all for the feedback!
I might reconsider my travel plans from LA and fly the night before..

See you soon!!
Eleonora


Fantastic idea!

Dr. Pyro wrote:And if you do fly in the night before, be sure to take advantage of the Barbie Death Camp Reno Hotel Deal. I'll bump it right after this.


This is great idea, too. Can't beat this hotel rate. If I ever went through Reno, I would jump at the chance.

Thanks, Doc!
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