Reno - Keystone
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Groceries, Bikes, Dry Ice, Food, Gas, Recycling, and a place to Rideshare to the playa
The Keystone exit off I-80 (Exit 12) offers a good variety of choices for groceries, gas, quick or sit-down dining, and some car repairs.
The Keystone Square shopping area is of special note, as over the years the Save Mart here has increasingly become a favorite shopping place during the burner migrations, becoming a one-stop shopping place with a very wide variety of goods and services.
South of I-80
Just south (right if you are traveling east) off the I-80 exit, the Save Mart in Keystone Square carefully plans to meet most of our needs by housing PLENTY of different items for life on the playa, as well as large quantities of water. See below for the very many details.
What else is in this shopping center? A favorite liquor store among the locals, Ben's Fine Wine & Spirits, some banks, restaurants, and Radio Shack. Oh, and a very cool UPS outlet that will store items you have shipped there for you.
Any other notable businesses in the area we feel you should know about, beyond the few thrift stores and dining options?
Crystal Ice carries lots of dried ice and regular ice. Turn right on 4th Street off of Keystone Avenue, and they’ll be down on your right about 1/4 mile.
Further along 4th Street, Keystone RV Park offers daily, weekly and monthly rates. Showers, laundry and a dump station are among the amenities. Call for rates and reservations. 775-324-5000.
Coming to Reno on the bus or need to leave on the bus? Then you’ll want to know where the bus station is hiding. Greyhound Bus Station is located on Stevenson Street, about a mile from here. The easiest way to get there is to follow Keystone south to Second Street. Turn left and it will be on the left, down about 3/4 mile, next door to the Riveria Lounge and Theme Room hotel.
Continuing on eastward, look into the Downtown shopping hub for lots that lays just beyond…
North of I-80
Coming off the interstate and turning north to Seventh Street is Raley’s Supermarket with some great supplies, as well as a Starbucks, gas station, but nothing but suburbia beyond.
Grocery, Water & Dry Ice
Crystal Ice & Oil Company
1345 West 4th Street – 775-323-5145 – map
Open Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-3pm. Mass quantities of ice and dry ice anyone?
Open 24/7 during Burning Man. This Save Mart every year increasingly goes out of their way for burners, and is the most popular spot among burners on their way to the playa. Moreover, bicycles, recycling, and ridesharing can also be found here in abundance. A one-stop shop if there is one….
An area of the Save Mart parking lot will be set aside for LOTS AND LOTS of bulk-water that may be picked up after being purchased inside. They will also be carrying 15 and 55-gallon barrels, spigots, and pumps, and Aquafill-Pacific Mist will have a truck in the parking lot to fill up any container or RV with Reverse Osmosis-filtered water.
Other specialty products will be located inside and outside of the store, including Black Rock Bicycles, Kiwanis Bikes, and bike accessories, Cool Neon el-wire ready-kits, various glow toys, fun hats, masks, goggles and fun glasses, headlamps, solar chargers, tiki torches, medium and small propane tanks and propane stoves, bicycle tubes and lighting, dry ice,vegetarian and vegan sandwich fillers, various energy bars and powders, freeze-dried backpacking foods, sushi, reusable cups and other kitchenware and storage containers, lots of canned beer and other booze, and coolers.
Like some other Save Marts and stores in the region, they also will again be part of the Exodus Trash and Recycling Network, having a convenient center to dispose of all of your recyclables and trash. Recycling is free and trash disposal is available at $3 per 35-gallon trash bag. Just PLEASE sort and have your recyclables as clean as possible and removed from bags before depositing in the appropriate containers. Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1,2,3,4&5), plastic bags, glass, all metals (aluminum, tin, lead, steel, etc), paper, cardboard, household batteries, and non-perishable food and water are all welcome. Human and other hazardous waste is NOT permitted. All proceeds raised from recyclables will be donated to support new local Black Rock Solar installations, and food and water will be donated to local food banks. Both the store and center will be open 24/7 from September 1 to September 5.
Also notable here for those on a shoestring is that this Save Mart will also be serving again as a Rideshare Base during the event. What's Rideshare? If you need a ride to the playa, it is likely that you will be able to quickly land a ride here to the playa at any hour, as this store is the busiest pit-stop in the region for Burners traveling to Burning Man. Please just remember that offering to help out with gas is sometimes helpful, that not everyone shopping here is even interested in Burning Man, leave no trace, everyone must wear a seat belt in the vehicle, and most importantly, be comfortable with whom you may come to share a ride with.
701 Keystone Avenue – 775-747-0718 – map
Open daily 6am-midnight. Raley’s on Keystone will be expanding and increasing inventories for burners, from the basics, to many specialty burner items like bulk water, 5-gallon water fill-up, coconut water, blinky light jewelry, tiki torches, natural foods, organic produce, and beer, wine, and liquor at some of the best prices in town.
807 West 4th Street – 775-322-9772 – map
Open Tues-Sat 10am-6pm. Nutrition center with some foods and plenty of supplements and body care products.
1325 West 7th Street – 775-747-6700 – map
Closed Wednesdays, open other days 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 10:30-5pm. You love dolmas !?! and other Mid-Eastern faire? A small and quaint place with a nice variety, and wonderful hospitality.
Label’s Consignment Boutique
601 West 1st Street – 775-825-6000 – map
Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm. A large variety of recycled vintage, classy clothing, including tutus and faux fur coats, designed primarily with women in mind.
SPCA Thrift Store
401 Vine Street – 775-324-7776 – map
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.
Triple P Discount Store Cigarette & 99 Cent Plus
501 Keystone Avenue – 775-324-0360 – map
Open 9am-9pm daily.
975 West Fifth Street – 775-324-5446 – map
Sierra Water Gardens
2110 Dickerson Road – 775-622-4090 – map
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-4pm. A really delightful place to get away from the city for a while. Located right next the Truckee River, Sierra Water Gardens may make you feel like you are in Japan, among the ponds, koi, water lillies, and orchards. And really delightful people. But you can also get custom made, high-quality fire pits and tiki torches made out of metal and ideal for the playa.
Reno Art Works (RAW)
1995 Dickerson Road – 775-391-0278 – map
Open Mon-Fri noon-7pm, Sat noon-8pm, Sun noon-5pm. A relatively new collective of local artists, art spaces, and galleries, many of them inspired by Burning Man. If you have some spare time and want to check out some of the local avant garde, this is one of the best places to start.
The only bike outfit in town primarily catered to burners. To rent a bike, please visit the website. However, if you wish to buy a new bike for the playa, or accessories at an unbeatable price, the burners of Black Rock Bicycles are teaming up with the Keystone Save Mart supermarket to sell bikes at the store for the week of Burning Man. Look into the Save Mart listing above for further details.
Kiwanis Bike Program
2500 Valley Road – 775-746-9310 – map
Open 9am-9pm during Burning Man. Normally a bike program to benefit kids of all ages in-need in the community, the folks of the Kiwanis Bike Program receive large numbers of bikes left on the playa each year, and end up setting aside good playa bikes for burners to purchase for Burning Man at very fair prices. They also provide bike repairs.
There are actually two ways to purchase one of the bikes from these great folks: one way is to stop at their shop; the other way is during Burning Man at the Save Mart supermarket found above. Get em while they last!
Ben’s Fine Wine & Spirits
901 West 4th Street – 775-323-6277 – map
Open Sun-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm. Good wine, spirits, and beer selection with some really good prices. Ben’s can special order anything you want for you to pick up on your way to the playa — call to find out more.
Gold ‘n Silver
790 West 4th Street – 775-323-2696 – map
Recycling and Garbage Disposal
Car Parts and Repair
Kragen Auto Parts
801 W 5th St – 775-329-5353 – map
490 Keystone Ave – 775-322-3008 – map
Meineke Car Care Center
810 West 4th Street – 775-786-4622 – map
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 7:30am-6:30pm.
Northwest Tire & Service Center
500 West 4th Street – 775-323-3339 – map
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Shipping / Transportation
561 Keystone Avenue – 775-322-5105 – map
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Open special hours during Burning Man. If you’ve ever wanted to have some of your stuff shipped to Reno and stored there at no extra charge and just waiting for you to pick up on your way to the playa, this is THE place. VERY nice and accommodative owner and crew that really knows how to take care of people. Contact the store to make arrangements for shipping/storing details. Did we say how totally cool these people are!
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