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This page was last updated on April 10, 2010.

 

The Civilized Explorer Reno Supplies Shopping Page

 

The ~Civilized<p>Explorer


Area Code -- The area code for Reno is 775.

For people with a need to buy stuff on the way to Burning Man - either because they flew into Reno or they forgot to stop by Trader Joe's, here are some stores in Reno and Sparks. Also included is information about where to buy water, ice, clothes, camping supplies, and anything else that sounded interesting to us. Reno continues to grow, with most construction in the south part of town along Rt. 395. This area is flush with national chains for stores and restaurants - there is very little worth going out of your way to get to. However, if you are driving in from the south, you've got a lot of businesses adjacent to the freeway, which can be convenient.

The second part of this page is Shopping by Freeway Exit, a list of stores at each freeway exit. My thought is that this can be printed out and used to identify one or two exits that will have everything you need. Let me know how this works for you!

If you want to know about road construction in downtown Reno, go to the City of Reno's Road Closures page. You can also check out live video of the Reno Skyline, the Truckee River, and Virginia St. in downtown Reno, and Pyramid Lake.

If you want to find the cheapest gas in Reno, look here. You can also search for diesel at this site, although the prices are not as current as gasoline prices. 

 

MENU

 

Specific Stores of Burning Man Interest (Home Depot, K-Mart, Trader Joe's, Twin City Surplus, Melting Pot, Sierra Trading Post, REI, Harbor Freight Tools)

Art Supplies

Batteries

Bicycle Stuff

Cameras and photography

Car Washes

CB Radio

Eco Friendly Products

Fabric and Craft Stores

General Fun Stuff

Groceries

Ice and dry ice

Laundromats

Liquor Stores

Locksmiths

Outlet Stores

Propane

Recycling

Thrift stores

Water

Western Wear

Shopping By Freeway Exit

Shopping By Casinos


 

Specific Stores of Burning Man Interest

 

Melting Pot

1049 S. Virginia St 322-9445 - The Melting Pot closes during Burning Man so they can attend. Clearly an enlightened business, stop by if you have time before or after the event. They sell Burning Man tickets, incense, drums, hemp, tie dye, pipes, sarongs, masks, belly dancing apparel, bindis, henna, rugs, and Burning Man books. They moved a few blocks south after Burning Man 2006. From Route 80, take Exit 13 (S. Virginia St.) The store is about 1.5 miles down on the right (half a block north of Vassar). From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • west on E. Plumb Lane• right onto S. Kietzke Lane • left onto Vassar • right onto S. Wells. (This trip is just under 2 miles from the Exit.)

 

Twin City Surplus

1675 E. 4th St. (888) 323-5630 - Local 323-5630 - Open 8-6 Monday-Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. This Big Red Barn provides camping and military surplus supplies. This is a phenomenal place - it's huge and has the largest assortment of various surplus stuff I've ever seen. Fire suits, water barrels, gloves, tents, tarps, goggles, parachutes, military lip balm, etc. They have helped supply Burning Man for years and are accustomed to helping Europeans and other folks from outside the US supply their entire camp. This year, they've contributed gear worth $700 to a Reno radio station giveaway for Burning Man. It's almost worth going even if you don't need anything, just to talk to them and other Burners. We've also done our own web page of pictures from the Big Red Barn. To get there from Route 80, take Exit 14 • south on Wells Ave • east (left) on E. 4th St. • it's 8 blocks down on your left. To get there from Route 395, take the Route 80 exit west • Exit 16 (Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.) • right onto E. 4th • west 4 blocks - it's on your right.

 

Steve's Army Surplus

Steve's Army Surplus at 3356 Kietzke Lane 828-1199  is in the Sportsman's Warehouse shopping center on the southeast corner of Kietzke Lane and E. Moana Lane.  Smaller than Twin City Surplus, but with the owners Steve and Cathie Hinkle, you can easily find what you need.

 

Rad Betty's

Rad Betty's Fresh Thrift and Vintage Clothes stocks up on Burning Man attire so you can stop by on the way to the playa and stock up. 141 Vesta St. 775.32.BETTY Betty@radbettys.com Open Tues - Sat 10;00 am - 6:00 pm, Sun noon - 5:00 pm. From Route 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St • go south on Virginia St. 1.8 miles • turn left onto Holcomb and then immediately right onto Vesta (it's very close to a left turn directly onto Vesta) • go 200 ft and it's on the left. From Route 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, go left onto Moana •go 3.4 mile to turn right onto Virginia • go 1.3 miles and turn right onto Holcomb and then immediately right onto Vesta (it's very close to a right turn directly onto Vesta) • go 200 ft and it's on the left.

 

Prism Magic

Prism Magic is on your way to Burning Man if you take Rt. 445. It is run by Burners, they will fit you out with all the playa clothes you need - and you can support other Burners by shopping here. 2161 Pyramid Way, Sparks 356-5577 From Rt. 80, take Exit 18, Rt. 445/Pyramid Way, at the end of the off-ramp turn left onto Pyramid Way • go 1.2 miles and it's in the Pyramid shopping center on the left.  Open Monday - Friday 10 am - 7 pm, Saturday 10 am - 6 pm.

 

Big K Mart

In Sparks, Big K is at 2125 Oddie Blvd Sparks 358-5050 From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Rt. 395) • north on Rt 395 • Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd) • right on Oddie 0.8 miles to Big K.

 

Target

6845 Sierra Center Parkway 853-8900 This store is next door to Sierra Trading Post, one of our favorite stores. From Rt. 395, take Exit 62, Neil Rd • go east on Neil Rd. • turn right onto S. Virginia St. • left at the first stoplight onto Sierra Center Parkway. The store is immediately on the right.

 

Trader Joe's

5035 S. McCarran Blvd. 826-1621 - What would Burning Man be without at least 2 bags of groceries from Trader Joe's? Fortunately, Reno is also blessed with a store for those who remembered they forgot to get the Combat Juice Blend somewhere outside Truckee and for those who fly into town. Located in Smithridge Plaza, next to Longs, across McCarran Blvd. from Meadowood Mall. From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia St. - Kietzke Lane) • east on McCarran. The mall is just east of Route 395. Claims to be open 9 am to 9 pm.

 

Home Depot

They've got 5 locations in Reno, thanks to good old American capitalism. I believe they are all open Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm.

5125 Summit Ridge Ct 787-9690 - From Route 80 take Exit 10, McCarran Blvd. • bear right to go south onto S. McCarran Blvd. • continue on the ramp and then bear right onto Summit Ridge Court. Go straight at the stop sign. This is the first Home Depot you'll find if you are coming from California.

6590 S Virginia St 851-9600 - From Route 395 take Exit 62, Neil Rd. • left onto Neil Rd. • right onto S. Virginia. This is in the southern part of town, most convenient if you are approaching Reno from Carson City.

2955 Northtowne Ln 674-2900 - From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Route 395 North). Immediately after exiting, merge one lane left (the lane you're in will exit onto Oddie Blvd). Take the North Mc Carren Exit, #70 • go right. You will see a shopping center on the right with Wal-Mart and Winco Foods. Glance left... hey, there's Home Depot!

4655 Galleria Pkwy, Sparks 354-2245 Convenient if you take Pyramid Highway to Burning Man. From Route 395, take Exit 70, N. McCarran Blvd. (this is NORTH of Route 80) • turn right onto N. McCarran • go 1.8 miles and then turn left onto Pyramid Way • go 1.6 miles, then turn right onto Shopper's Way • go 0.3 mile and then turn right onto Galleria Pkwy.

1001 Steamboat Pkwy, 851-6000 Convenient if you are approaching Reno from Carson City. From Route 395, take Exit 59, Damonte Ranch Pkwy, • turn right onto Damonte Ranch Pkwy • go 0.6 mile, then turn left onto Steamboat Pkwy.

 

Lowe's Home Improvement

They've got 2 locations in the area.

 2450 Oddie Blvd, Sparks 356-6333 From Route 80, take exit 15 to Route 395 north • take Exit 69 • east on Oddie Blvd. The store is half a mile down the road. Open Monday-Saturday 6 am -10 pm, Sunday 7 am - 8 pm

5075 Kietzke Ln. 824-4750 From Route 80, take exit 15 to Route 395 south • exit 63 (S. Virginia St.) • south on Kietzke Blvd. to the Lowe's 0.2 mile down the street. Open Monday-Saturday 6 am -10 pm, Sunday 7 am - 8 pm

 

Cabela's

The famous sporting good store now has a store at Boomtown! Open Monday-Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. 8650 Boomtown Rd 829-4100 From Rt. 80 eastbound, take Exit 4, Boomtown • go north on Boomtown/Garson Rd and it's 0.3 mile away. From Rt. 80 westbound, take Exit 4, Boomtown • keep right at the fork and follow signs for I-80 East/Reno • turn left onto Boomtown/Garson Rd and you're there!

 

B&C Builder's Supply

543 Overmyer Rd. in Sparks (Exit 19 • south on S. McCarran Blvd • left onto E. Glendale • right onto Bergin Way • left onto Overmyer) 359-7373 Open Monday to Friday 7 am to 5 pm

 

High Sierra Lumber

High Sierra Lumber is in the southern part of Reno at 8355 Double R Blvd, Suite 2.  358-9900 From southbound Route 295, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane) • turn left onto E. Moana Lane • go 1. 2mile and take a slight right to stay on E. Moana Lane • Moana Lane then becomes Airway Dr, continue on 0.8 mile • Airway Dr. then becomes Double R Blvd • proceed 1 mile • it's on the right.

 

Harrison Building Products

4750 Longley Ln #108 324-7113 From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia St.) • left on S. Virginia • left on S. McCarran Blvd • left on Longley Lane, go 0.7 miles.

 

ACE Hardware

1299 Baring Blvd in Sparks 323-2750 From Rt. 80, take Exit 20, Sparks Blvd, go north on Sparks Blvd. about 2 miles • go east on Baring Blvd. and you should see it on the right almost immediately.

 

Big Lots

Home of the battery powered Christmas lights, this institution is always part of my Burning Man shopping. If you've left home without the lights, there are some stores along the way. 

Reno: 5017 S McCarran Blvd 826-5565 From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia/Kietzke Lane) • left onto S. Virginia • left onto S. McCarran • right to Meadowood Mall. Note, this is close to Party America and Gordon's Photo Service.

Sparks: 650 E Prater Way 356-6188 Closer to Route 80, you may prefer this location. From Route 80, take Exit 19 (E. McCarran Blvd.) • left onto S. McCarran Blvd. • left onto E. Prater Way.

 

Sierra Trading Post

6865 Sierra Center Parkway, Sierra Town Center 828-8050 Sierra Trading Post has a catalog outlet store in Reno for your last minute outdoor clothes needs. From Route 80, take Route 395 south toward the airport • take Exit 62, Neil Rd. • go east on Neil Rd. • go right onto S. Virginia, the shopping center is about a quarter mile on the left. Turn left at the first light onto Sierra Center Parkway. Our info says they are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. We shop here every year after Burning Man to begin stocking up for the next year. In past years, the Reno Tahoe Visitor magazine had a discount coupon for Sierra Trading Post.

 

Dollar Tree

There are several locations in Reno and Sparks, so you can easily stock up on cheap toilet paper, Santa hats, water, cookies, and other essential stuff. 

95 W Plumb Ln (near the intersection with S. Virginia, in Lakeside Plaza near Save-Mart) 329-2700 - From Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St.) • go south on Virginia 2 miles • turn right onto Plumb Lane. From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • go west on Plumb Lane about a mile.

2424 Oddie Blvd. Sparks 358-3110 From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Route 395 north towards Susanville) • go 0.9 mile and take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd) • turn right onto Oddie Blvd. • go 0.6 mile and make a U-turn at El Rancho Dr. • it is immediately on the right.

620 N. McCarran Blvd, Sparks 356-5710 From Rt. 80, take Exit 19, E. McCarran Blvd. • go north on S. McCarran Blvd. and it's 0.5 mile up the road in the Silver State Plaza Shopping Center. (I know it makes no sense to exit for E. McCarran and then go north on S. McCarran, but that's how it works in Sparks.)

9760 S. Virginia St. in south Reno. 852-5004‎  From northbound Route 395, take Exit 60,  S. Meadows Parkway, • turn left onto S. Meadows Parkway • go 0.3 mile and turn right onto S. Virginia St. • it's 0.2 mile ahead on the right.

 

REI

2225 Harvard Way Home of Body Glide, LED flashlights, and Nalgene bottles, REI is conveniently located behind Costco, close to the airport. From Rt. 395, take Exit 65, E. Plumb Lane. • go west on E. Plumb Lane • left on Harvard Way • it's on your right about a block and a half. Open Mon - Fri 10:00-8:30, Saturday 10:00-7:00 and Sunday 11:00-6:00.

 

Harbor Freight Tools

Located at Peckham Square, near the corner of S. Kietzke Lane and Peckham Lane. 3800 S. Kietzke Ln 331-1375 From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • west on Moana • south on S. Keitzke Lane and it's on your left.

 

Water

 

Simply Water 1070 Gentry Way 337-8111 A Burning Man friendly business, they moved from their Keystone Ave. location to this one in 2008. From southbound Rt 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • left onto Moana at the end of the ramp • go 0.3 mile and left onto Neil Rd. • first left onto Gentry Way and it's at the end of the block on the left

 

Crystal Springs Water Co 901 S. Center St. 323-4710 From Route 80, take Exit 13, Downtown Reno/Virginia St. • turn right onto N. Virginia St. • go 1.3 miles • turn left onto Burns St. • go 2 blocks and turn left onto S. Center St. • it's immediately on the left. 323-4710

 

Tap Water

 

Twin City Surplus will fill your water containers. In 2004, they charged $12 to fill a 55 gallon barrel, $7 for 30 gallons, $6 for 20 gallons, and $5 for 15 gallons. To get there from Route 80, take Exit 14 • south on Wells Ave • east (left) on E. 4th St. • it's 8 blocks down on your left. To get there from Route 395, take the Route 80 exit west • Exit 16 (Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.) • right onto E. 4th • west 4 blocks - it's on your right.

 

Sierra Sid's truck stop at Exit 19 in Sparks (giant sign visible from I-80) has faucets with gate valves, that blast at high volume and fill the containers quickly.

 

The Pilot Travel Center in Fernley can also be used to fill-up water containers. Fernley is 2 miles north of the exit for Burning Man (Rt. 447) off Rt. 80. Take Exit 46, ALT US-95 S, West Fernley, • take the Wadsworth (Pyramid Lake) ramp on right • Continue onto ALT US-95 (NV-427, Stock Ln) • go 1.1 mile and turn right onto Hardie Ln. • it's 0.4 mile down the road.  575-5115

 

Desert Rose RV Park in Fernley charges $5 for as much tap water as you want (like 450 gallons!) It's 9 miles off Route 80 in Fernley, a small detour. From Route 80, take exit 46, Route 95 Alternate • keep right at the fork, follow signs for Wadsworth/Pyramid Lake and merge onto NV-427/Stock Ln/US-95-ALT • go south on Rt. 95 9 miles and you're there!

 

I've also heard of one person who fills up at the spigot at the Donner Summit Rest Area on Route 80. It's free, although there could be a line if everyone decides to use this water source!  The spigot doesn't stay open on it's own, so you may tire of holding it open.  NOTE: This rest area will be closed in 2010.

 

Ice and Dry Ice

 

Brief instructions for use in cooling and freezing are available.

Save-Mart, Raley's, Scolari's, and Safeway stores in Reno, Sparks, and Fernley sell dry ice. We have found that many sell out just before Burning Man; the Scolari's in Fernley had dry ice when no other grocery store did. Now we stop at Crystal Ice, they have tons of ice. For people coming from the south, The Water Mart in Sparks may be more convenient. I don't know of any ice companies along Route 395 in Reno.

 

Crystal Ice 1345 W. 4th St. Reno 323-5145 - Conveniently located off the Keystone exit on Rt. 80 • go south on Keystone • right at the 2nd light onto 4th St. • Crystal Ice is on the right just after the Keystone RV Park (about 2 blocks). You can back up to the loading dock - what could be more convenient? They are open 7 days a week; 7 am - 5 pm Mon - Sat and 8 am - 3 pm Sunday.  CASH ONLY  Prices in 2008 were 99 cents per pound for dry ice, $1.90 for a 10 lb block, $5.75 for a 25 lb block, and a Burning Man Special of 6 bags of party ice for $5.

 

 

Propane

A map of propane suppliers.  If you need to get your propane tank refilled, your best bet is Baldini's Sports Casino in Sparks. You can pump your own at their gas station. 1055 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks 358-7400 From Rt. 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd. • go south on S. Rock Blvd. • it's on the right at the intersection with Greg St. (about 0.6 mile from Rt. 80).

 

U-Haul stores also sell propane.

1790 Silverada Blvd 359-9202 - Located between Reno and Sparks. From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Route 395) • go south on Route 395 • take the first exit (Exit 69, Oddie Blvd.) • go east on Oddie, the U-Haul is at the intersection of Oddie and Silverado.

3411 S. Virginia 825-4445 - From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane) • go west on Moana • right onto S. Virginia. The U-Haul is immediately on your left, after the Walgreen's.

10400 S. Virginia 851-4030 - From northbound Route 395, just north of Steamboat is an interchange with Routes 431 and 341 (Mt. Rose Highway & Comstock Highway). About 1/4 mile after that, Route 395 veers to the right while the road that continues straight is S. Virginia - this is Exit 57B. You want to go straight onto S. Virginia, the U-Haul is about 2 miles up the road. To get back to Route 395, continue north on S. Virginia and look for signs.

 

Amerigas is a good supplier for Burning Man.

720 Glendale Ave in Sparks. 358-5246 From Rt. 80, take Exit 17, Rock Blvd. • go south on Rock lvd. • go east on Glendale Ave. - it's about 3/4 mile down the road.

Other businesses with Amerigas filling stations are:

Reno-Sparks R.V. & Auto Service 2505 Mill St. 323-2751 From Rt. 395, take Exit 66, Mill St. • go east on Mill St. (left turn) and it's on the left just after you pass under the freeway.

ACE Hardware 1299 Baring Blvd in Sparks 323-2750 From Rt. 80, take Exit 20, Sparks Blvd, go north on Sparks Blvd. about 2 miles • go east on Baring Blvd. and you should see it on the right almost immediately.

In Gerlach,  Granite Propane is open during the event.  In 2008, their hours were 10:00 am - noon and 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  I'm not sure if they are open on the weekend.

 

Batteries

A-1 Battery 2825 Kietzke Lane 826-0866 - From 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane). Go west on Moana 0.2 miles to Kietzke Lane • turn right onto Kietzke, A-1 is a quarter mile up the road.

 

Batteries Plus - 4898 S Virginia St 825-0566 From Rt. 395, take Exit 63, S. Virginia St. • go north on S. Virgina St. (a right turn), it's just past the first 4-way intersection (Kietzke Lane).

 

Fabric and Craft Stores

 

Home Fabrics & Rugs in the shopping center at Plumb Lane and Kietzke Blvd. 900 E. Plumb Lane 826-4544 - If you need cheap home decor fabric, fake oriental rugs, or foam, this is a great place. The $2 a yard fabric is in back; the selection is good. More expensive fabric is up front, and it's still not too pricey. In July 2007, they had beautiful fabric embroidered with sequins for $9.99 a yard. Open Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. From Rt. 395, take Exit 65 (exit 65A if you are traveling south on 395), E. Plumb Lane, • go west on E. Plumb Lane, it's 2 blocks on the left.

 

Jo-ann Fabrics & Crafts 3750 Kietzke Lane 828-9700 From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • go west on Moana Ln • go south on S. Kietzke Lane. It's on the left before you reach the first intersection (E. Peckham Lane)

 

Mill End Fabrics 1745 Kuenzli (@ Kietzke Lane) 322-5844 - They have a huge assortment of upholstery, foam, vinyl, bolt ends, and 15,000 square feet of general fabric, sewing stuff. Their prices are reasonable, but not as cheap as I've seen at discount fabric stores. But it's still worth a visit for the selection. In July 2007, they had spandex for $8 a pound and leather for $5 a square foot. Open Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00, Sat 9:30 - 6:00 pm. From Rt. 395, take Exit 67, Glendale Ave. (it's the first exit after the Rt. 80 interchange) • go west on E. 2nd Ave. • go north on S. Kietzke Lane (right turn) • go west on Kuenzli (first street on the left).

 

Ben Franklin Crafts in the Shopper's Square Mall. 245 E Plumb Lane 348-0050, Open Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun 10-5 From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Downtown Reno/Virginia St. • go south on Virginia about 2 miles • go east on E. Plumb Lane (right turn). Or, from Rt. 395, take Exit 65, Plumb Lane, • go west on E. Plumb Lane and it's about a mile down on the right.
 

Art Supplies

Nevada Fine Arts has been in Reno since 1969 and is locally owned. 1301 S. Virginia St. 786-1128 Open Mon-Sat 9:00-5:30. debbie@nvfinearts.com From Rt. 80, take Exit 15, Route 395 South • continue south to Exit 65A, Plumb Ln/Villanova Dr. • go 0.2 mile (straight through the first intersection) • go right onto E. Plumb Lane • continue 1.2 miles to S. Virginia St • turn right onto Virginia St. and it's 0.4 mile up to road.

 

Locksmiths 

Ever since we "lost" the only key for our rental van at Burning Man, we've gotten an extra key made. Here is a map of locksmiths in Reno.

 

A-1 Security 734 Spice Island Dr., Sparks 828-5625 - From Route 80, take Exit 19, McCarran Blvd., • go south on McCarran Blvd. 0.8 mile • turn left onto E. Greg St • right onto Spice Islands Dr. 0.7 mile

 

Desert Locksmiths provides mobile service 24/7 call 747-7861 They are located at 836 W. 5th St. From Route 80, take Exit 12, Keystone Ave., • go south on Keystone • left onto W. 5th St.

 

Andy's Lock and Key has a drive up window! 199 E. Plumb Lane 322-8588, take Exit 65B off Route 395, Plumb Lane, • go west on Plumb Lane about a mile. Look behind the International House of Pancakes (IHOP).

 

Dunseath Key Co. 75 W. Arroyo St. 323-4372 A local Reno business since 1930! From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St, • go south on Virginia • for 1.6 miles • right onto W. Arroyo and it's about a block down Arroyo. From Rt. 395, take Exit 65, E. Plumb Lane, • go west on E. Plumb Lane 1.2 miles • north (right) on S. Virginia 0.4 mile • west on W. Arroyo.

 

ABC Locksmith 1700 Victorian Ave. Sparks 331-5307 From Rt. 80, take Exit 16, Victorian Ave. • turn left at the end of the off-ramp onto Prater Way • go 0.2 mile and turn right onto Victorian Ave. • go 0.6 mile and you'll see it at the intersection of Rock Blvd.

 

CB Radio

At the Alamo Casino and Petro truck stop, you can buy CB radios or get yours repaired at the CB Shop. The repair shop is open only on weekdays, unfortunately, from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Reached from Rt. 80 Exit 20 or 21 at 1950 E. Greg St. 359-4841

 

Eco Friendly Products

Go Eco Reno is a great source for biodegradable soaps and cleansers, compost keepers, and solar backpacks. 1095 S. Virginia St. 324-6326 Open Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturdya 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St/Downdown Reno, go south on Virginia 1.6 miles. It's at the intersection of Vassar St., next door to the India Kabab and Curry restaurant.

 

Cameras and Photography

Here is a map of photography/camera stores.

 

Gordon's Photo Service - If you need something more than the developing machine at Longs, try Gordon's Photo Service. They provide amateur and professional supplies with same day film processing. They claim to be open Monday to Saturday, 10-6. They are at 5067 S Mc Carran Blvd (just east of Route 395) 826-6488. From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia/Kietzke Lane) go south on S. Virginia, then east on S. McCarran Blvd. Note, this is close to Big Lots, Party America, and Meadowood Mall.

 

Camera Clinic at 295 Gentry Way, Suite 9. 829-2244. They are open only on weekdays from 10-5:30. From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, right onto Yori Ave, left onto Gentry.

 

Nevada Camera Repair at 1170 S. Wells (1 block north of Vassar) 786-9559. From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.), go south on N. Wells, continue to S. Wells Ave. (total of 1.5 miles from Route 80).

 

1 Fast Photo 490 E. Plumb Lane 827-5200  From southbound Rt. 395, take Exit 65A (Villanova Dr.) • go 0.4 mile, following signs for Plumb Lane • turn right onto E. Plumb Lane • go 0.9 mile to Kirman and make a u-turn • it's 0.1 mile on the right.  From northbound Rt. 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Ln.) • at the end of the ramp, turn left onto E. Plumb Ln • go 1.0 mile to Kirman and make a u-turn • it's 0.1 mile on the right.

 

Thrift Stores

If you have the time for shopping for appropriate BM attire, we have the following list of consignment and thrift shops for your perusal and browsing. I've listed the stores with my favorites first (favorite being defined as really cheap with a large inventory. I've also put together an overview map showing stores, if you want to concentrate on a particular part of town.  Don't forget Rad Betty's either!

 

Junkee Clothing Exchange, 960 S. Virginia St., 322-5865. Two words - "Burner Boutique", located inside the store. Cari Lockett has dressed many burners and can dress you too! From Rt. 80, take Exit 13 (S. Virginia St.) • go south 1.4 miles and you'll see it at the intersection of Martin St. From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, • go west on E. Moana Lane for 0.7 mile • north on S. Virginia 1.8 miles. Note, you'll pass Plato's Closet on the way. From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • go west on E. Moana Lane • go 0.7 mile and turn right onto S. Virginia St. • it's 1.8 miles down the road.St. Vincent's Thrift Shop, 500 E. Fourth, 322-9824 - clothing, furniture, appliances, kitchenware - open Monday - Saturday.From Route 80, exit 14 (N. Wells Ave.), go south on N. Wells, right onto E. 4th St.
 
Goodwill has the largest thrift store in the area. It's actually 2 stores - a huge standard thrift store and a Bargain Bin Outlet that sells clothes by the pound ($1.50 per pound in 2008).  We we visited, the main store had at least 2 dozen wedding gowns - I'm used to a thrift store having 2 or 3 wedding gowns.  They have a ton of stuff!  It's at 2424 Oddie Blvd. in Sparks, next to Lowe's.  358-6444  Both stores are open Mon - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  From Rt. 395, take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd.) • turn right onto Oddie Blvd and go 0.6 mile • make a U-turn at El Rancho Dr. • it's 0.2 mile on the right behind McDonald's.

 

Easter Seal's Thrift Store 1270 E. Plumb Lane 825-7774 - From  Route 395, exit 65 (exit 65A if you are traveling south on 395), E. Plumb Lane • go west on E. Plumb Lane for 0.3 mile • make a U-turn at Harvard Way and it's on the right. 

 

Reno Thrift 1400 E. Peckham Lane 827-8632  From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane) • go east on E. Moana Lane • go 0.3 mile and turn right onto Neil Rd. • go 0.6 mile and turn left onto E. Peckham Lane.  It's immediately on the right.

 

The Salvation Army has 3 stores in Reno.

1925 Sutro St. 885-1898  From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • go north on N. Wells 0.8 mile • turn left onto Sutro St. and it's immediately on the left.

125 Gentry Way, 284-4702‎   From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane) • go west on E. Moana Lane 0.4 mile • turn right onto Yori Ave. • turn left onto the first street, Gentry Way.  It's 1.5 blocks on the right.

341 S. Wells Ave 689-2240  From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • go south on N. Wells for 0.9 miles and it's on the right.  From Route 395, take Exit 66 (Mill St.) • go west on Mill St. for 1.3 miles • turn left onto S. Wells Ave. and it's 0.2 miles on the right.

 

Saver's has a store in Reno and one in Sparks.
The Reno store is in Peckham Square on the corner of S. Keitzke Blvd. and Peckham Lane, 3800 Kietzke Lane. 284-4350 Take Moana Lane west, go south on S. Kietzke Blvd to Peckham Lane.
The Sparks store is at 2350 Oddie Blvd. Sparks 359-4244 - From 395, take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd.) Go east on Oddie, the store is about 1/2 down on the left. Both stores are open Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

 

SPCA of Northern Nevada Thrift Store and Adoption Services has very good prices. 840 E. 5th St. Open Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sun noon - 4:00 pm. From Route 80, take Exit 14, Wells Ave. • turn right onto Wells Ave. • go 200 feet and then turn left onto E. 5th St. • it's 150 feet up the street on the left. 324-777
 
Thrift Depot has a store in Reno and one in Sparks. 
575 E. 4th St. 786-4499 From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Wells, then make an immendiate right turn onto E. 7th St. • at the second street turn left onto Eureka Ave. • at the third street, turn left onto E. 4th St. and it's a block down on the right.  From Rout 395, take Exit 68 to merge onto eastbound Route 80 (toward Sparks) • go 0.6 mile to take the first exit, Exit 16 (Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.) • go 1.4 miles on E. 4th and it will be on the right. They have great selection and prices, along with free bibles!
640 Greenbrae Dr. Sparks 331-5020  This location is convenient if you are taking Pyramid Highway to the playa.  From Route 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/Highway 445) • follow the signs to go north on NV-445 • go 0.9 mile and turn right onto Greenbrae Dr.  It's in the Greenbrae Shopping Center.

 

Washoe ARC Thrift and Gift (WARC) has 4 locations

*201 Keystone & 2nd, just south of E. 4th St. 324-1992 From Rt. 80, take Exit 12, Keystone Ave. • go south on Keystone 0.4 mile.

*790 Sutro St. just south of 9th St. 333-8262 From Rt. 80, take Exit 14, Wells Ave., • go north on N. Wells 0.2 mile • right onto E. 9th 0.3 mile • and right onto Sutro. It's one block down on the left.

*570 Gentry Way @ Kietzke Lane 825-1972 From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • go west on Moana Lane 0.2 mile • right onto Kietzke Lane 0.1 miles • left onto Gentry Way. You're there!

*580 E. Prater Sparks 351-1117 From Rt. 80, take Exit 18, Pyramid Way/Rt. 445, • go north on Pyramid Way 0.4 mile • right onto Prater Way. It's 0.9 miles down the road.

 

Wizdom Thrift Store 630 Gentry Way (just east of Kietzke Blvd), 829-4483 or 829-4482 - open Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm.  From Route 395, take exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, right onto S. Kietzke, right onto Gentry Way.  Your purchases benefit the Cancer Support Center.
 

Places I've Not Yet Tried

 

Plato's Closet focusses on teen clothing.  If it's anything like the Platos' Closet where I live, It seems like half the store is jeans and the other half is t-shirts.  1509 S. Virginia St. 322-0110 From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, S. Virginia St. • go south 1.8 miles and you'll see it at the intersection of Mr. Rose St. Note, you'll pass Junkee Clothing Exchange on the say. From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane • go west on E. Moana Lane for 0.7 mile • north on S. Virginia 1.3 miles.

 

Assistance League of Reno-Sparks Resale Shop, 1701 Vassar, 329-6658, 10am-4pm Tues-Sat - clothing, furniture, household items, jewelry, books, records, electronics From Route 395, exit 65 (E. Plumb Lane), go west on E. Plumb Lane, right onto S. Kietzke Lane, right onto Vassar St.

 

Bag-A-Bargain, 1090 S. Wells, 323-7769 - clothing, furniture. From Route 395, exit 65 (E. Plumb Lane), go west on E. Plumb Lane, right onto S. Kietzke Lane, left onto Vassar St., right onto S. Wells Ave.

 

Big John's Bargain & Thrift Shop 1312 S. Wells 337-9423  From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • go south on Wells Ave.  It's 1.6 miles down the road on the left.  From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • go west on E. Plumb Lane for 1.2 miles • turn right onto S. Virginia Ave. and make an immediate right turn onto S. Wells Ave.  • at the traffic circle, take the first exit to stay on S. Wells.  It's 0.3 mile down the road on the right. 
 

Western Wear (Boots, Cowboy Hats and such)

There are still real cowboys in Nevada, and some of them shop in Reno. You can find stores that sell stuff from western wedding dresses to stores that have dozens of saddles in stock. Phil got a great cowboy hat in Reno and it was steamed into a perfect fit on the spot. Stop by at least one of these stores and say Howdy!  Here is a map of all of 'em.

 

D Bar M - 1020 E. 4th St. (across the street from the Lucky Motel, with a giant horse) 329-9107 - From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • go south on Wells 0.2 mile • turn left onto E. 5th St. • turn right at the first street -  Morrill Ave. • go 0.1 mile and turn left onto E. 4th. It's 1.5 blocks down the street on the right.  From Rt. 395, take Exit 68 (I-80 east toward Sparks) • take the first exit (Exit 16 - Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.) •  at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto E. 4th St./Prater Way •  it's 1.1 mile down the road on the left.  This place is GREAT, geared toward people who actually ride horses! Owned by Jack and Judy Bassett, their motto is, "Where the cowboys shop" since 1964. Phil got his cowboy hat here, and they've got enough stuff to peruse for an hour or so.  Jack said he's been thinking of going to Burning Man, but has a difficult time getting away from the store. They are also the official Cowboy purveyor of the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive.

 

Shepler's Western Wear - 255 E Plumb Ln 322-9797 - From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane), go west on Plumb Lane about 1.1 mile. Shepler's is in Shopper's Square Mall on the right.

 

Boot Barn 3345 Kietzke Ln. 825-0666 Ranch wear - jeans, shirts, hats, boots.  From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana to the first traffic light • left onto Kietzke. The store is immediately on the right.

 

General Fun Stuff

 

The Melting Pot closes during Burning Man so they can attend. Clearly an enlightened business, stop by if you have time before or after the event. They sell Burning Man tickets, incense, drums, hemp, tie dye, pipes, sarongs, masks, belly dancing apparel, bindis, henna, rugs, and Burning Man books. 1049 S. Virginia St 322-9445 From Route 80, take Exit 13 (S. Virginia St.) The store is about 1.5 miles down on the right (half a block north of Vassar). From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • west on E. Plumb Lane • right onto S. Kietzke Lane • left onto Vassar • right onto S. Wells. (This trip is just under 2 miles from the Exit.)

 

Party America sells plastic champagne glasses, wigs, paper cups and plates, and glow sticks, if you find you have an inadequate supply of these items as you are driving past Truckee. It is a little out of the way in that it isn't close to a freeway off-ramp, but when you need a pink wig and champagne glasses, it's one stop shopping! 5925 S. Virginia 800-729-1438 or 825-0825. Open 7 days a week. There are 2 locations: 

Reno - 5925 S. Virginia St. From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia/Kietzke Lane). Go left on S. Virginia half a mile and the store is in a little shopping center on the right. It's at the rear of the parking lot. Note, this is close to Big Lots and Gordon's Photo Service.

Sparks - 635 E. Prater Way in the Iron Horse Shopping Center.  From Route 80, take Exit 18, Rt. 445/Pyramid Way, • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto  Pyramid Way • go 0.4 mile and turn right onto Prater Way • it's  0.9 mile down the street on the right.  331-3112.

 

Romantic Sensations 1065 S. Virginia 322-1884  From Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St.) • go south on N. Virginia St. 1.5 miles and it's on the right.  From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • go west on E. Plumb Lane 1.1 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St.  • it's 0.6 miles down the street on the left.

 

Adult Theater and Bookstore 1052 S. Virginia 329-9953 - Open 24 hours, advertises bodysuits, corsets, garters, queensize, exotic mean's wear.  From Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St.) • go south on N. Virginia St. 1.5 miles and it's on the left.  From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • go west on E. Plumb Lane 1.1 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St.  • it's 0.6 miles down the street on the left.

 

Chocolate Walrus 1278 S. Virginia St. 825-2267 - Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.  The Reno News and Review says this about the store, "Despite the name, The Chocolate Walrus isn't so much a chocolate shop as a sex shop with lingerie, fetish gear, vibrators, movies, sex books, games and more."  From Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St.) • go south on N. Virginia St. 1.6 miles and it's on the left.  From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • go west on E. Plumb Lane 1.1 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St.  • it's 0.5 miles down the street on the left.

 

JC Penny Outlet was not at the top of our list for Burning Man supplies, but then we stopped by and learned otherwise! This store could be especially useful for people flying into Reno because it has a broad assortment of stuff. In 2004, we found large sizes in women's dresses for $15-$25, a cordless drill set for $10, large size women's shoes (even some black platform boots), rugs, outerwear, underwear, kitchen stuff, etc. 190 E. Glendale Ave. in Sparks.  From Route 395, take Exit 19 (McCarran Blvd) • go south on S. McCarran Blvd. 0.3 miles • turn right onto Glendale Ave. and you're there! Open Monday to Saturday 9am to 7 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  331-5950 

 

Sportsman's Warehouse claims to focus on fishing, hunting, and camping gear and clothes. 3306 Kietzke Lane at Moana 828-1500 From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, • go west on E. Moana for 0.2 mile and it's at the first intersection.

House of Black and White Costume Co. 22 Martin St. 322-5429 They carry Ben Nye makeup and have a used costume sale the weekend before Labor Day. From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St/Downdown Reno • go south on Virginia 1.4 miles • turn right onto Martin St. and it's the second building on the left! From Rt. 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, • go west on E. Moana Lane for 0.7 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St. and go 1.8 miles • turn left onto Martin St. and you're there!

 

El Rancho Swap Meet and Flea Market 555 El Rancho Dr. in Sparks opens at 7 am Fri, Sat, and Sun 358-6920.  From Route 80, take Exit 16 (Victorian Ave/E. 4st St.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left (north) onto Prater Way • go 0.2 mile (staying left at the Y intersection) and turn left onto E. Rancho Dr. • go about 0.2 mile and turn left onto G. St.  The entrance is immediately on the right.

 

Groceries

Here is a map of the most conveniently located grocery stores in the area.

 

Big Grocery Chains

Save-Mart - here's an overview map.

Near the airport, at 195 W. Plumb Lane 786-0138 From the airport, exit on E. Plumb Lane • follow the road about 1.7 miles and you're there! From Rt. 80, take Exit 13, Virginia St/Downtown Reno • go south on S. Virginia for 2.1 miles • turn right onto W. Plumb Lane • it's 0.2 mile down the road. From Route 395, Take Exit 64, Moana Lane • go west on Moana 0.7 mile • turn right onto S. Virginia St. • go 1 mile and turn left onto W. Moana Lane • it's 0.2 mile down the road.

525 Keystone Ave. (just south of Route 80 at Keystone) Take Exit 12, Keystone Ave., off Route 80, go south on Keystone and it's immediately on the right. 786-2150 Open 6 am to 1 am daily

4995 S. Kietzke Lane On the south side of town - from Route 395, take Exit 62, Neil Road • follow the signs to go north on S. Virginia St. • go 1 mile and turn left onto S. Kietzke Lane • it's 0.4 mile down the road at the intersection of S. McCarran and S. Kietzke) 827-5350

565 E Prater Way, Sparks 359-9060 This is about 1 mile from Rt. 80 in Sparks. From Rt. 80, take Exit 19, E. McCarran Blvd. • go north on S. McCarran Blvd. 0.7 mile • turn left onto E. Prater Way and it's 0.2 mile down the road. Yes, I know it makes no sense to exit for E. McCarran Blvd. and then go north on S. McCarran Blvd. This street circles Reno and Sparks, so the compass directions get funky sometimes.

9750 Pyramid Lake Hwy 425-2700 This is on the north side of town and convenient only if you are taking Pyramid Highway to get to Burning Man. From Rt. 80, take Exit 15, US 395 north • go 1.6 miles and take Exit 70A, N. McCarran Blvd, • turn right onto N. McCarran Blvd. • go 1.8 miles and turn left onto Pyramid Way • it's 6.4 miles down the road.

 

Raley's Supermarkets

701 Keystone Ave.  747-5267  From Route 80, take Exit 12 (Keystone Ave.) • go north on Keystone • it's 1.5 blocks north of Route 80 in the Reno Town Mall.

4047 S. Virginia St. 825-2151  From Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia St.) • go north on S. Virginia 0.6 mile and it's on the left in the Old Town Mall.

 

Safeway - 4823 Kietzke Lane 823-2300  From Route 395, take Exit 62 (Neil Rd.) •  at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Neil Rd. and get into the left lane immediately • at the first intersection, turn left onto S. Virginia St. • go 1.1 mile and turn left onto Kietzke Ln. • it's immediately on the right in Firecreek Crossing Mall.

 

Scolari's - The newest Scolari's is right on Route 80 at 6255 Sharlands Ave 746-7300 From Route 80, take Exit 9 (Robb Dr.) • go north on Robb Dr. 0.1 mile • turn left onto Sharlands Ave and you're there!

 

Smart & Final - 115 S. Keitzke Lane at the corner of 2nd & Kietzke Lane 322-3433  From eastboung Route 80, take Exit 16 (Victorina Ave./E. 4th St) • turn right onto E. 4th St. • make an immediate left onto Galletti Way • at the second intersection, turn right onto S. Kietzke and it's 0.6 mile down the road.

 

Whole Foods is across the street from Meadowood Mall. 6139 S Virginia St. 852-8023 Open 7 am to 10 pm daily From southbound Rt. 395, take Exit 63, S. Virginia St. • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto S. Virginia • it's 0.7 mile down the road on the right. From northbound Rt. 395, take Exit 62, Neil Rd. • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Neil Road • go 0.6 mile and turn left onto Neil Lane • take the first left, Meadowood Mall Circle • go 0.4 mile and turn left onto S. Virginia St. • it's just ahead on the right.

 

Smith's Food and Drug is open 24/7. It is convenient only for those approaching from Carson City. 

750 S Meadows Parkway 851-8050   From Route 395, take Exit 60 (S. Meadows Parkway) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto S. Meadows Parkway • it's 0.4 mile down the road on the right.

 

Win Co Foods has 2 stores in Reno. They are both open 24 hours.

2855 Northtowne Lane near Home Depot Route 80 - Exit 15, Route 395 North. Immediately after exiting, merge one lane left (the lane you're in will exit onto Oddie Blvd). Take the North Mc Carren Exit, #70. Go Right. You will see a shopping center on the right with Wal-Mart and Winco Foods.

9750 S. Virginia St.  From northbound I-395, take Exit 60 (S. Meadows Parkway) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto S. Meadows Parkway • go 0.3 mile and turn right onto S. Virginia.  It's 0.2 mile down the road on the right.

 

Butchers

 

Butcher Boy Meat & Deli is a local family-owned business that started as a neighborhood meat market in 1974.  They carry meats, free-range chickens, seafood, beer, wine, ice, and water.  They will vacuum pack your meat for free so it won't get wet in your cooler.  They also cater, so you could pick up an antipasto plate to share with the gate crew and greeters when you arrive.  There are 2 locations, one in Sparks (convenient if you are coming from California or Carson City) and one in South Reno (convenient from Carson City).

 

Sparks - 1073 Rock Blvd. 853-6686 Open Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm  From Route 80, take Exit 17 (Rock Blvd.) • go north on Rock Blvd. 0.7 mile and it's on the left.

 

Reno - 7300 S Virginia St 359-7445‎ Open 9:00 am - 6:00 pm every day.  From Route 395, take Exit 61 (S. Virginia St.) • follow the off-ramp around and turn right onto S. Virginia • it's 0.7 mile ahead on the right.

 

Donuts! 

Jelly Donut 1750 S. Virginia St. 324-7272 Open 24/7 From southbound Route 395, take Exit 65A, Plumb Lane, • right onto E. Plumb Ln. • go ~ 1 mile to turn right onto S. Virginia • it's immediately on the right. From northbound Route 395, take Exit 65, Plumb Lane, • go left onto E. Plumb Lane • go ~ 1 mile to turn right onto S. Virginia • it's immediately on the right.

 

Jelly Donut 2245 Oddie Blvd, Sparks 331-5959 From Route 80, take Exit 15, Route 395 North, • go 1 mile to Exit 69, Oddie Blvd. • turn right on Oddie Blvd. and it's 0.6 miles down the road.

 

Specialty Grocery Stores

 

Great Basin Food Coop  has a special Burning Man section, is community-owned, and carries local products.  The $15  annual membership fee saves you 10% on all in-store purchases.   542 ½ Plumas St.  324-6133  Open 9:00 am - 8:00 pm daily.  From eastbound Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St). • turn right at the first intersection after you exit - N. Sierra St. • go 1 mile, the street in now called Plumas St. and the coop is immediately on the left (just after you've crossed California Ave.)  From northbound Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane) • turn left on Plumb Lane • go 1.6 miles • turn right onto Plumas • go 1 mile and it's on the right.

 

Trader Joe's - What would Burning Man be without at least 2 bags of groceries from Trader Joe's? 5035 S. McCarran Blvd. in the Smithridge Plaza, next to Longs, across McCarran from Meadowood Mall. 826-1621 From southbound Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia St.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto S Virginia • go under the freeway and make an immediate left turn onto S. McCarran Blvd. • it's in the shopping center on the left.  From northbound Route 395, take Exit 62 (Neil Rd.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Neil Rd. • make an immediate left turn onto S. Virginia • go 0.4 mile and turn right onto S. McCarran Blvd. • it's in the shopping center on the left.  Claims to be open 9 am to 9 pm.

 

Entenmann's Orowheat Outlet 4995 Longley Lane 826-3222 Mon- Fri 8 am - 7 pm, Sat & Sun 8 am -6 pm  From southbound Route 395, take Exit 63 (S. Virginia St.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn left onto S Virginia • go under the freeway and make an immediate left turn onto S. McCarran Blvd. • go 1.3 mile and turn left onto Longley Lane • it's half a block down the street .  From northbound Route 395, take Exit 62 (Neil Rd.) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto Neil Rd. • make an immediate left turn onto S. Virginia • go 0.4 mile and turn right onto S. McCarran Blvd. • go 1.3 mile and turn left onto Longley Lane • it's half a block down the street .

 

Asian Market - 2152 Prater Way Sparks 359-3636. From Route 80, take exit 16 (Victorian Blvd.), go east on Victorian Blvd. left onto 22nd St., right onto Prater Way

 

El Amigo Market - 2490 Wrondel Way 825-8110. From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane), go west on E. Plumb Lane, left onto Wrondel.

 

In And Out Food & Liquor - 1100 E. Plumb Lane #J 827-1278. From Route 395, take Exit 65 (Plumb Lane), go west on E. Plumb Lane.

 

Litke's Midget Market - 128 Victorian Ave. Sparks 359-4417. From Route 80, take Exit 19 (N. McCarran Blvd.), go north on N. McCarran Blvd., left onto E. Victorian Ave.

 

Manila Hong Kong Store & Kitchen - 2352 Oddie Blvd. Sparks 331-7877. From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Route 395), north on Route 395, take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd.), right onto Oddie Blvd.

 

Grocery Outlet

2020 Oddie Blvd. at Sullivan Sparks 356-7400. From Route 80, take Exit 15 (Route 395), north on Route 395, take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd.), right onto Oddie Blvd.

3800 Kietzke Ln 826-7688 From Route 395, take Exit 64, Moana Lane, go west on Moana to Kietzke. Go south on Kietske to Peckham.

 

Murillo's Latin Music & Grocery 855 S. Wells Ave. 329-6883

 

Reno Asian Supermarket 803 W. 5th St. 322-8820

 

The Reno Homebrewer - 2335 Dickerson Rd. 329-2537

 

Tokyo Market 3344 Kietzke Lane 825-1533. From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, left onto S. Kietzke Lane.

 

Yim's Asian Supermarket (Korean & Japanese food) 1210 Rock Blvd, Sparks 356-8949. From Route 80, take Exit 17 (Rock Blvd), go left onto N. Rock Blvd. It's about 3/4 mile up the road.

 

Liquor Stores

Not surprisingly, there are countless places to get alcohol in Reno, even without counting the casinos. Here is a short list of either cheap or convenient stores.

 

Food and Liquor Shop 142 W. 2nd St. 322-5961 OPEN 24 HOURS. From Route 80, take Exit 13 (Virginia St.), right onto N. Sierra St, right onto W. 2nd.

 

Ben's Discount Liquors 901 W 4th St 825-0244. From Route 80, take Exit 12 (Keystone Blvd.), go south on Keystone. Ben's is on the corner of Keystone and 4th. You can't miss the revolving fifth of Dewar's.

 

Car Washes

Here is a map showing all the car washes I know of.

 

Tropical Car Wash is open 24/7 in Sparks. Self-serve with a TRUCK BAY that can handle RVs. They promise they'll have portapotties and extra attendants this year. It is in Sparks at 5 E. Glendale Ave. From I-80, take the E. McCarran exit, go south to Glendale. Go west on Glendale - they are just past the JC Penney outlet store. Any questions before the event, email Rich at TropicalCarWash@yahoo.com

 

Mission Full Service Car Wash 6355 S McCarran Blvd @ Kietzke 827-4222 We hear all the EMT vehicles get washed here after the event. Open Mon-Sat 8-6 full service, 7:30-6:30 exterior only, Sun 9-5. Accepts credit cards; advertises that it has a gift shop, wireless web access, and auto repair and is close to 7 restaurants. In the past, they have advertised a 10% discount if you show your Burning Man ticket.  They claim to be able to clean mutant vehicles.  Note, they are not the cheapest car wash in town, but they do a great job.

 

Baldini's Sports Casino in Sparks has a huge gas station, mini-mart, and carwash. It is close to Route 80 as well. 1055 S. Rock Blvd, Sparks 358-7400

 

Buggy Bath Car Wash is next to the Peppermill Casino at 2525 S Virginia St 826-6679 Open Mon-Sat 8-6, Sun 8-5. This is a drive-through wash and charged $6.95 in 2005. They have full service detailing and wash RVs.

 

Marina Hand Car Wash - 720 Nichols Blvd, Sparks 358-4134  This is convenient from Route 80 since it is ‎just north of Sierra Sid's.  From westbound Route 80, take Exit 19 (McCarran Blvd. East) • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto N. McCarran Blvd • go 1 block and it's on the far right corner of the intersection. 

 

Franktown Hand Car Wash 2331 Kietzke Ln 827-2601

 

Wells Ave. Car Wash and Detail Center 1105 S. Wells Ave. 322-7111 They do carpet shampooing and engine cleaning, if you have any need for that.

 

Coin-op Self-Serve Car Washes

Crystal Clean Speed Wash 1640 Mill St. 333-9274

 

5th St. Car Wash is one block from Route 80 and charged $4 in 2007. ~ 942 W. 5th St.  From Rt. 80, take Exit 12, Keystone Ave • go south on Keystone • turn left at the first street (W. 5th St.) and it's the second building on the rigtht (after Midas).

 

A Generic Self Serve Car Wash E. Plumb Lane @ Yori Ave. 

 

Nameless coin-op on Keystone Ave. just south of W 4th St.  

 

Laundromats

A nameless establishment next to Jelly Donut on S. Virginia St.  From southbound Route 395, take Exit 65A, Plumb Lane, • right onto E. Plumb Ln. • go ~ 1 mile to turn right onto S. Virginia • it's immediately on the right. From northbound Route 395, take Exit 65, Plumb Lane, • go left onto E. Plumb Lane • go ~ 1 mile to turn right onto S. Virginia • it's immediately on the right.

 

Prater Way Laundromat 1629 Prater Way in Sparks 358-3130  From Route 80, take Exit 17 (Rock Blvd.)  • go north on Rock Blvd. 0.2 mile • turn right onto Prater Way • it's a block down on the right.

 

Recycling

 

RSW Recycling 1100 E Commercial Row 329-8822  Down the street from the Reno Transfer Station, this is a convenient location.  From westbound Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.) • turn right onto Wells Ave. • take the first right (E. 9th St.) • go 0.3 mile and turn right onto Sutro St. • go 0.5 mile and turn right onto E. Commerical Row.  It's on the left.

 

Bicycle Stuff

If you are traveling more than 1,000 miles to attend Burning Man, you can reserve a rental bike with Desert Rat. Preference is given to international travelers and previous customers. Send him an email at nv_desert_ra at nvbell dot net (address modified to foil spambots).

 

The Kiwanis Bike Program, a charity venture that refurbishes bikes for the 'needy' of Reno & Sparks, might have bikes to sell you before the Burn, and they'll gladly accept any donations after the event. 2605 Comstock Dr. From I-80, take Exit 13, Virginia St. • go north on Virginia past the University of Nevada-Reno campus. • Turn right onto Comstock (first light after Lawlor Event Center - the big round building). Note, the street is named Sierra on the west (same street two names). • Immediately turn north around a bend, pass the parking lots at the north end of campus, go under a bridge, and then continue over a railroad track. Just after that the Comstock Storage building is on the left, they are on the east end of the building.

 

Black Rock Bicycles was started by a burner who saw a need for folks to be able to rent a quality bike for Burning Man at a good price. So Randy started Black Rock Bicycles specializing in playa cruisers for Burning Man. He also rents car racks to transport bikes. You'll probably want to reserve a rental early. (775) 530-5805 randy@blackrockbicycles.com  The store is at 7550 Hillview Drive, about 15 minutes north of Reno.  Take Route 395 north to Exit 73 (E. Golden Valley Rd.)  • at the end of the off-ramp, turn right onto E. Golden Valley Rd. • go 0.8 mile and turn left onto Estates Rd. • go 0.4 mile and turn left onto Sherman Way • go 0.2 mile and turn right onto Hillview Dr. and its 0.3 mile on the right.  The store phone number is 972-3336.

 

Reno Bike Project sells used bikes. Open noon - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday Call first! 323-4488  They are in downtown Reno at 250 Bell St. (in the alley between Bell St. and Ralston St. north of 2nd St.) From Rt. 80, take Exit 12, Keystone Ave., go south on Keystone • go 0.4 mile and turn left onto 2nd St. • go 0.3 mile and turn left onto Bell St. Ralston St. is to the right, so look for the alley on your right.
 
Mother Lode Bicycles is a mile north of Route 80 in Sparks.  539 E. Prater Way  355-6700  Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday noon - 4 pm.  From Route 80, take Exit 19 (McCarran Blvd). • go north on S. McCarran for 0.7 mile • turn left onto E. Prater Way and it's 0.2 mile down the road on the left in the Ironhorse Shopping Center.

 

Great Basin Bicycles 8048 S. Virginia St.  825-8258  Carp said this shop fixed up a bike he bought at Costco that was out of alignment for only $15.  This is in the southern part of town.  From Route 395, take Exit 61 (S. Virginia St.) •  go north  on S. Virginia and it's  0.3 miles on the right. 

 

Sierra Cyclesmith 7007 S. Virginia St. 852-9253 From I-395, take Exit 62 (Neil Rd.) • go left onto Neil Rd., then right onto S. Virginia.  It's 0.3 mile on the right.

 

High Sierra Cycling and Fitness is a family owned store that is reported to serve as a neighborhood hang-out. It's on the south end of town. 18603 Wedge Pkwy Suite K 852-8850 From Rt. 395, take Exit 56, Mt. Rose/North Lake Tahoe (Nevada Rt. 431) • go 0.7 mile and bear right onto Mount Rose Highway • go 0.4 mile and turn left onto Wedge Parkway. Open Sun 10-4, Mon 12-7, T-Fri 10-7, Sat 9-6.

 

Outlet Stores

 

Patagonia Outlet, 8550 White Fir St. 746-6878  Open Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm , and Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm  On the west side of town, take Exit 8 (W. 4th St.) from eastbound Route 80 • go west on W. 4th St. 1 mile • turn right onto Mesa Park Rd./Woodland Ave. • go 0.1 mile to turn left onto White Fir St.  It's 0.3 mile down the road.

 

Sportif 1415 Greg St., Suite 101 Sparks 353-3434 open Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4 The store is a little difficult to find, but I think these directions will allow you to find it easily.  From Route 80, take Exit 17 (Rock Blvd.) • go south on Rock Blvd. 0.7 mile • turn left onto Greg St.   Go 463 feet - the store is in Greg Business Park, a bunch of small warehouse stores. Look for Fast Glass across the street and turn in onto Greg Court. Sportif is at the back on the left.

 

J C Penney 190 E. Glendale Ave. in Sparks (1 block south of Rt.80 at the McCarran Blvd. East Exit 19) Open Mon - Sat 9:00-7:00, Sun 10:00-5:00 This was not at the top of our list for Burning Man supplies, but then we stopped by and learned otherwise! This store could be especially useful for people flying into Reno because it has a broad assortment of stuff. In 2004, we found large sizes in women's dresses for $15-$25, a cordless drill set for $10, large size women's shoes (even some black platform boots), rugs, outerwear, underwear, kitchen stuff, etc.

 

Silk Outlet 195 E. Glendale Ave., Sparks 355-0525 Sells fake plants, trees, and flowers. What's not to like? From Route 80, take Exit 19 (~McCarran Blvd. East) • go south on S. ~McCarran Blvd. 0.3 mile.  It's on the corner of E. Glendale Ave.  To get there, turn right onto E. Glendale Ave. and make a U-turn the first chance you get or go 1 block and turn left onto S. Stanford Way • take the first left onto Snyder Way • take the first left onto Steneri Way• turn right onto E. Glendale and it's immediately on the right.

 

Shopping By Freeway Exit

 

Reno has lots of shopping centers close to the freeways. I've listed the businesses close to each exit, so you can do your shopping with maximum efficiency!

 

Note that Route 80 runs east-west connecting Sparks and Reno. Route 395 runs north-south along Reno and intersects Route 80 between Sparks and Reno. In general, people travelling from California will find Route 80 exits more convenient. Folks travelling from the south will generally find Route 395 exits and Sparks exits off Route 80 more convenient. If you fly into the airport, you'll arrive right at Exit 65 off Route 395 and will be close to almost everything. Be advised that recent growth in the region has been focussed in the sourthern areas along Route 395, so you may end up there even if it is a little out of the way.


Route 80

 

Exit 4 Boomtown

Exit 10 McCarran Blvd. West

Exit 12 Keystone Ave.

Exit 13 Virginia St./Downtown Reno

Exit 14 Wells Ave.

Exit 15 Route 395 north

Exit 16 Victorian Ave./E 4th St.

Exit 19 E. McCarran Blvd.

 

Route 80 - Exit 4, Boomtown

Here is a map of the Boomtown exit.

 

Chevron

Car wash

Truck stop

 

Route 80 - Exit 10 McCarran Blvd. West

 

Here is a map of the businesses near this exit.

 

Home Depot

Super K

International House of Pancakes

Del Taco

7-11

gas station/car wash

Macdonald's

Jack in the Box

Starbucks

Citgo

24 Hr. Fitness

 

 

 

Route 80 - Exit 12, Keystone Ave.

Here is a map of businesses near the exit.

 

Keystone Square Shopping Center

Located just off Route 80, at the intersections of Keystone and 4th Street. This is our perennial favorite because it's convenient and meets our needs. We meet lots of burners in the parking lot, so it feels like the Burning Man experience has already started. In the shopping center itself, you can find

 

Simply Water, a Burning Man friendly business (337-8111) providing purified water (35 cents a gallon in 2001) & ice, bottles, 55 gallon drums, & other stuff to help keep you hydrated on the playa.

 

Save-Mart supermarket (open 24 hours but no dry ice)

Radio Shack

Cost Cutters

Wells Fargo Bank

 

Within walking distance of the parking lot (like, across the street) are

 

liquor stores

hardware, RV supplies

Kragen Auto Parts 801 W. 5th 329-5353

an urgent care medical facility

A little farther away is the Sportsman's Corner Shopping Center @ 4th & Vine

 

Knucklehead's Sports Bar, open 24/7, 405 Vine, 323-6500

Round Table Pizza

Enterprise car rental office

a laundromat

A little farther away - and on the other side of Route 80, so you'd probably want to drive is

 

Raley's Supermarket which has DRY ICE and stocks up for Burning Man. 701 Keystone Ave. (just north of Route 80 at Keystone) 747-5267

Sav-On Drugs

Gateway Inn

Motel 6

 

Route 80 - Exit 13, Virginia St./Downtown Reno

 

Wow! A brand new Walgreen's built ON the freeway overpass. It's hard to get any closer to Route 80.

 

Route 80 - Exit 14, Wells Ave.

 

Your gateway to E. 4th St., home of Twin City Surplus. Here is a map of all the fun.

 

Twin City Surplus camping gear and military surplus - 323-5630 or (888) 323-5630. From Route 80, take Exit 14 (Wells Ave.), go south on Wells, turn left onto E. 4th and then go east 8 blocks. Open 8-6 Monday-Saturday and 10-4 Sunday St. Vincent's Thrift Shop 500 E 4th St, 322-9824
Reno Sparks Gospel Mission Thrift Depot 575 E. 4th St., 786-4499 SPCA Thrift Store 903 E 4th St, 324-7776
D Bar M 1020 E. 4th St., 329-9107 Reno Transfer Station 1492 E. Commercial Row Open on Labor Day, 775-329-8822 Open 6 am - 6 pm weekdays, 8 am - 6 pm holidays and weekends
RSW Recycling 1100 E Commercial Row, 329-8822  

 

Route 80 - Exit 15, Route 395 North

There really isn't anything at Exit 15, it's just the interchange with Route 395. Exit 15 is a gateway to one of the Home Depot stores and several other businesses north of Route 80. Check out the Route 395 exits for information on those.

 

Northtowne Market Place

After exiting Route 80, use Exit 70 off Route 395 North. This lovely location has a great selection of stores.

 

Winco Foods 2855 Northtowne Ln, 331-6966 Open 24 hours

Office Max

Home Depot 2955 Northtowne Ln, 674-2900

Party City

Baskin Robbins, Wendy's, Subway

Round Table Pizza, Arby's, Del Taco

Kiwanis dropoff box for aluminum can recycling

Petco

Shell station with car wash

Office Depot

Ross Dress for Less

 

 

Gutterpup, who lives near Reno, says,

 

"Take the exit to Route 395 North (Susanville), merge one lane left (the lane you're in will exit onto Oddie Blvd). Take the North Mc Carren Exit, #70. Go Right. You will see a shopping center on the right with Wal-Mart and Winco Foods. (Glance left... hey, there's Home Depot! Pick up your last minute building supplies!) What could be better, Dry Ice and Building materials on the same street!"

These are excellent directions, this shopping center is convenient when travelling east on Route 80. And he means it when he says to merge one lane left!

 

Route 80 - Exit 16, Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.

 

This is an industrial area on the border of Reno and Sparks, so there's not a lot of shopping, but what IS here is great! Use this exit for Twin City Surplus and the Reno Transfer Station when you are returning from Burning Man. Here's the map.

 

Twin City Surplus camping gear and military surplus - 323-5630. From Route 80, take Exit 16 (Victorian Ave./E. 4th St.), turn right onto E. 4th and then go west 4 blocks.

Asian Market - 2152 Prater Way Sparks 359-3636. From Route 80, take Exit 16 (Victorian Blvd.), go east on Victorian Blvd. left onto 22nd St., right onto Prater Way

Route 80 - Exit 19, E McCarran Blvd.

Here is a map of the businesses close to the exit.

There are a fair number of stores along N. McCarran Blvd and then Prater Way, following a left turn off N. McCarran. These are listed in the order you see them traveling north from Route 80.

 

Wienerschnitzel fast food

Jelly Donut 633 N. McCarran Blvd.

Wells Fargo 400 N. McCarran Blvd.

Sav-On Drugs open 24 hours

Wendy's 440 N. McCarran Blvd.

Safeway 620 N. McCarran Blvd.

 

Turn left onto Prater Way

Long's Drugs 590 E. Prater Way

Big Lots 650 E. Prater Way

 

Route 395

 

Exits listed from south of Reno to north of Reno

Exit 60, S. Meadows Parkway

Exit 61, S. Virginia St.

Exit 62, Neil Rd.

Exit 63, South Virginia St.

Exit 64, Moana Lane

Exit 65, East Plumb Lane

Exit 69, Oddie Blvd., Sparks

Exit 70, N. McCarran Blvd.

 

Exit 60, S. Meadows Parkway

A photo of the exit traveling south on 395.

A photo of the exit traveling north on 395.

 

Route 395 - Exit 61, S. Virginia St.

A photo of the exit traveling south on 395. And the exit while traveling north.

This exit is about 6 miles south of Route 80, so it will be most useful for people coming up Route 395. However, if you've rented an RV from Sierra RV Rentals, this is the exit you'll need. Businesses are listed in the order you will see them driving north on S. Virginia St. Except for Sierra RV Rentals, all businesses are north of the Route 395 interchange. Here is an overview map.

 

Sierra RV Rentals 9125 S. Virginia St. 342-0522

In-N-Out Burger 8215 S. Virginia St.

Scolari's 8165 S Virginia St 851-7770

Carpeteria 8150 S. Virginia St. (I did see a dumpster out back that could contain good carpet for the playa.)

GCO Carpet Outlet 8095 S. Virginia St.

Rite Aid Drugs 8005 S. Virginia St.

Winner's Corner Car Wash & Chevron Quick Lube 7695 S. Virginia St.851-3760 open 7 days a week

Magic Carpet Golf Arcade 6925 S. Virginia St.853-8837

 

 

Route 395 - Exit 62, Neil Road

A photo of the exit, traveling south on 395. And the exit traveling north.

This is a big shopping area, on the south end of Reno. Highlights include Home Depot and Sierra Trading Post.

 

Shop Ko grocery store

Kinko's (open 24 hours)

CompUSA

Office Max

Fast Food restaurants

Chevron

Super 8 motel

Courtyard Motel

Wells Fargo bank

24 Hour Fitness

 

 

 

Parkside Center

 

Neil Rd. and S. Virginia St. (east of Route 395)

 

Home Depot

Work World (workwear)

Indigo mexican grill

Tower Records

Thai House Restaurant

TGIF

 

 

Sierra Town Center

just south of Parkside Center (east of Route 395)

 

Sierra Trading Post outlet

Target

Mervyn's

Famous Footwear

Payless Shoes

South Side Cafe

Fresh Energy Bakery

 

 

 

Route 395 - Exit 63, South Virginia Street

photo traveling south on 395 - and another photo of the exit showing the split for Kietzke Lane and S. Virginia St.

There are 5 shopping centers near this exit. Meadowood Mall is the largest. Three are on S. McCarran: Redfield Promenade is on the southwest corner of S. McCarran and S. Virginia. Smithridge Plaza is north of Redfield Promenade, across S. McCarran from Meadowood Mall. Del Monte Plaza is on S. Virginia across from Meadowood Mall. Here is a map for general orientation.

 

Meadowood Mall S. Virginia St. and S. McCarran Blvd. (just south of exit)

 

Boardriders Club

Brookstone

Eddie Bauer

Sports Authority

Footlocker

Gloria Jean's Coffee

JC Penney

Sear's

Macy's

Kit's Cameras/1 Hour Photo

Optometrists

Payless Shoe Source

Radio Shack

Wells Fargo Bank

 

 

Redfield Promenade

 

across S. Virginia from Meadowood Mall

 

Barnes & Noble

Wild Oats Market

Best Buy

Pearle Vision

Petco

Cost Plus

 

 

Smithridge Plaza

S. McCarran Blvd. at Smithridge (just east of Route 395)

 

Big Lots

Computers of Reno

Gordon's Photo Service

Long's Drugs

Men's Wearhouse

Trader Joe's

Pep Boy's

Pier 1

Toys R Us

Rent-A-Center

Subway, Chili's, Jack in the Box

Beads Etc.

US Post Office

 

 

 

Del Monte Plaza

S. Virginia & Meadowood Mall Circle

 

Office Max

Shop Ko

Party Universe

New Balance

Macy's

 

Fire Creek Crossing

Kietzke Land and Redfield Parkway

 

Safeway

Save-Mart

Michael's Arts & Crafts

Ross Dress for Less

Boston Market

Office Depot

Circuit City

Marshall's

TJ Maxx

 

Route 395 - Exit 64, Moana Lane

photo traveling south on 395. And the exit traveling north.

Here is a map of the businesses near the exit.

 

Peckham Square is a new shopping center with a Grocery Outlet, Savers thrift store, Harbor Freight Tools, Jo Ann Fabrics, and King Chinese Buffet. It is on the corner of S. Keitzke Blvd. and Peckham Lane. Take Moana Lane west, go south on S. Kietzke Blvd to Peckham Lane. Reno Mountain Sports 155 E. Moana Lane 825-2855
Hobbies of Reno 535 E. Moana Lane 826-6006. Radio controlled planes and rockets - open 7 days a week - daily 10-6, Sunday Noon-4:00

American Boot Co. 697 E. Moana Lane 827-2668 Cowboy boots!

Tokyo Market - 3344 Kietzke Lane 825-1533. From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, left onto S. Kietzke Lane.

Joann Fabrics 3750 Kietzke Ln 828-9700

Camera Clinic at 295 Gentry Way, Suite 9. 829-2244. They are open only on weekdays from 10-5:30. From Route 395, take Exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, right onto Yori Ave, left onto Gentry. Wizdom Thrift Store 630 Gentry Way (just east of Kietzke Blvd), 829-4483 or 829-4482 - open 7 days a week. From Route 395, take exit 64 (Moana Lane), go west on Moana, right onto S. Kietzke, right onto Gentry Way.

 

 

 

Route 395 - Exit 65, East Plumb Lane (Airport exit)

Photo taken traveling south on 395. And the exit traveling north.

There are lots of stores and shopping centers along Plumb Lane between Route 395 and S. Virginia St. Go west on Plumb Lane once you exit Route 395. These are listed as you find them traveling from Route 395 toward S. Virginia St. You will also find some gas stations and various fast food places. Here is an overview map of the area.

 

Airport Square

 

Exit 65, East Plumb Lane Exit off Route 395. E. Plumb Lane and Harvard Way. This is very convenient to the airport and Route 395 - just a block west of both.

 

Costco 2200 Harvard Way 689-2222

Petsmart

Computer Base, an authorized Apple seller

The next stores aren't part of the shopping center, but are on Plumb Lane on the same corner.

 

Easter Seal's Thrift Store 1270 E. Plumb Lane 825-7774

Tacqueria La Michoana, open 24/7

Denny's open 24/7

Nearby (across Harvard Way) is REI

(a good place to buy Bodyglide, that stuff that

protects against getting blisters between your toes)

 

Some Generic Shopping Center

E. Plumb Lane and Kietzke Lane

 

Long's Drugs

A&W

Home Fabrics

Sak N Save

Exxon gas station

USA Minimart gas station

Nevada Auto Diagnostics

 

 

Route 295 - Exit 66

A photo of the exit taken from Rt. 395 traveling north.

 

Route 395 Exit 67

A photo of the exit from Rt. 395 traveling north.

 

Route 395 - Exit 69, Oddie Blvd., Sparks

 

This exit is north of Route 80. From Route 80, take Exit 15 (395 North toward Susanville), take Exit 69 (Oddie Blvd.). Keep right at the fork in the off-ramp, merge onto Oddie. Between 395 and Rock Blvd, Oddie is one long strip of shopping and fast food. You can go south on Rock Blvd. to get back to Route 80. Here is an overview map.

 

Lowe's Home Improvement

Big K on the right at the intersection of Sullivan Lane

Sak N Save

Shop Ko

Save-Mart on the right

Grocery Outlet

Saver's Thrift Store

Dollar Tree Discount Store

KFC, Del Taco, Carl's Jr., Macdonald's

U-Haul

Bank of America

Bizarre Guitar on the right. 2677 Oddie Blvd 331-1001

Open Monday - Saturday 11 to 6pm, Sunday noon - 5pm

Manila Hong Kong Store and Kitchen

Long's Drugs

Discount Center Liquor & Smoke

A-1 Video Indian Grocery at the intersection with El Rancho

USA Mini Mart

J-Z Floors

Radio Shack at the intersection of Rock Blvd

 

 

Route 395 - Exit 70, N. McCarran Blvd., Sparks

Here is the overview map.

 

Winco Foods 2855 Northtowne Ln, 331-6966 Open 24 hours

Home Depot 2955 Northtowne Ln, 674-2900

Baskin Robbins, Wendy's, Subway, Round Table Pizza, Arby's, Del Taco

Office Max

Kiwanis dropoff box for aluminum can recycling

Party City

Shell station with car wash

Ross Dress for Less

Office Depot

Petco

 

 

Shopping By Casinos

If you've booked a great room deal, find out what stores are nearby.

 

Atlantis Casino

 

The Reno Town Mall is across the street. Stores here are Raley's supermarket, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, Les Schwab Tire Center, Burlington Coat Factory, and Reno Schwinn. Walgreen's is 0.2 miles north of the casino, on S. Virginia. Open 24 hours. 3800 S. Virginia

 

Peppermill Casino

Businesses within walking distance include

 

Firestone Tire & Service Center

2515 S Virginia, 829-2880

Kragen Auto Parts 3090 S Virginia 829-1180

Walgreen's

3495 S Virginia 824-0880

open 24 hours

Metropawn 51 E Grove St 828-0770

 

Buggy Bath Car Wash is next door at 2525 S Virginia St

826-6679 Open Mon-Sat 8-6, Sun 8-5.

This is a drive-through wash and charged $7.00 in 2007.

They have full service detailing and wash RVs.

 


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