Reno - South Meadows Parkway
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US Hwy 395 Exit #60, South Meadows Pkwy
If you turn west (left if you are traveling north, right if going south) off US-395 and go one block to South Virginia Street, on your right you will find one of the cheapest places for bulk groceries buying. WinCo Foods. Grab a cart and your shopping list. But be prepared. WinCo Foods only takes cash, checks, and debit cards. No on credit cards.
The US395 and S. Virginia Exit #61 hub is just north of here with Scolari’s and Great Basin Bikes.
If you turn left going south back onto Virginia Street, a few stores down the road will interest you. Ben’s Fine Wines & Spirits, Indian Smoke Shop, and Faster Care (for quick medical needs).
Instead of turning west off the freeway, you may want to turn east to find some other shopping standards at South Meadows Parkway and Double R Blvd. Smith’s Food and Drug and a new sushi restaurant, Keva Juice, and some other fast-food options and other businesses in the area.
In need of some EMERGENCY MEDICAL attention? Renown Regional Medical Center is right next to the freeway, on the east side of US-395 on Double R Blvd (see below).
Groceries & Merchandise
9750 SouthVirginia Street – 775-853-7474 – map
Open 24/7. Great bulks food section and cheap on dry and canned goods and booze. Some natural or organic foods selections. You can also fill up your water jugs inside.
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Smoke Shop
11450 South Virginia Street – 775-852-4010 – map
Open Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 7am-6pm
Ben’s Fine Wine and Spirits
10870 South Virginia Street – 775-853-2367 – map
Open Sun-Thur 9am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-10pm. At Ben’s, you will find a HUGE selection of wines, spirits and beers with all the various trimmings (dry ice, ice, lemons, limes, cork screws, etc). Ben’s can special order anything you want for you to pick up on your way to the playa — call to find out more.
Hilton Garden Inn
9920 Double R Boulevard – 775-850-9700 – map
Offering discount rate of $104 for single or double occupancy ($5 extra per person for triple or quad occupancy). Call for reservations and use code: Burn ‘N Breakfast Special. Includes free airport shuttle, hot breakfast, wifi, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker. Non-smoking hotel.
Residence Inn by Marriott
9845 Gateway Drive – 775-853-8800 – map
Offers $169 nightly rate from Aug. 21-25 and Sept. 1-4. Call 800-546-9341 for reservation. Amenities include full kitchen, outdoor pool and hot tub, and full breakfast buffet. If you have an RV, please call ahead to make parking arrangements.
Hospitals / Urgent care
Renown South Meadows Medical Center
10101 Double R Blvd – 775-982-7000 – map
Faster Urgent Care
15 McCabe Drive (just off South Virginia) – 775-826-9111 – map
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat and Sun 9am-4pm.
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