Reno - Keystone
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Groceries, Recycling, Rideshare and More
The Keystone Exit (#12 off I-8) offers a good variety of choices for groceries, gas, clothing, quick or sit-down dining and car repairs. You also have access to Reno’s burgeoning avant garde art scene here. But most notably the Save Mart here has increasingly become a favorite stop for burners, carrying a very wide variety of goods and services, and being super supportive of our community with recycling and rideshare.
South of I-80
Just south off the I-80 exit, Save Mart in Keystone Square carefully plans to meet most of our needs by housing plenty of different items for life on the playa, including water and recycling. 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 food options, and a very cool UPS outlet that will store items shipped there for you.
Crystal Ice is also nearby, west on 4th Street, carrying both dried and regular ice.
Further south down Keystone, at Second Street, is a wonderful little boutique and thrift store, The Nest, which is the best place on this side of town to get some playa wear.
Westward down Second Street, and onto Dickerson Road, you have some of Reno’s rawest and creative art and theater talent, a recommended auto shop, and a great restaurant.
Eastward down Second Street, you will find Label’s Consigment Boutique for fashionable women’s vintage clothing, as well as the Pneumatic Diner, a world favorite restaurant nook among vegans, vegetarians and everyone.
Look into the Downtown shopping hub for the many resources further east…
North of I-80
North of the interstate at Seventh Street is Raley’s Supermarket with some great supplies, and Shaban Market for some Mediterranean faire.
Grocery, Water & Dry Ice
Save Mart Supermarket
525 Keystone Avenue – 775-786-2150 - map
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 many 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 of bulk-water. You can also fill your containers.
Other specialty products will be located inside and outside of the store, including Black Rock Bicycles, Kiwanis Bikes, 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 absolutely prohibited. 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, this location will 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 or you, 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. A small and quaint place with a nice variety of Mediterranean-faire and warm hospitality.
RV and Equipment Rentals
1155 West Fourth Street, Suite 225 – 775-538-5180 - map
A brand new outfit operated by local Burners focused on rentals of RV’s, trailers, generators, and segways just to those going to Burning Man. Check out their website for further information, and call them for quotes and availability. Also, located next to the Save Mart Supermarket, where you can get water and many other supplies, and take your trash and recycling after the event.
201 Keystone Avenue – 775-284-8841 - map
Open Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm. The Nest is part vintage urban clothing boutique, part upscale thrift store. A really nice selection of clothing for women, including dresses, hats, jewelry, purses, shoes, scarves, pants, wedding dresses, wigs, and tutus. For men, a nice selection of ties and other clothing.
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.
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 Potentialist Workshop
2275 Dickerson Road – 775-391-0278 – map
An exciting experiment in collaborative space showing over-the-edge local theater and film productions, very popular among the local arts scene. Closeby and kindred to the Reno Art Works, highly recommended you check some of the productions out if you are in town and have some spare time! Call ahead for current showings and times.
SPCA Thrift Store
401 Vine Street – 775-324-7776 - map
Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm.
Black Rock Bicycles
7875 North Virginia Street, Unit B – 775- 972-3336 - map
The only bike outfit in town primarily catered to burners. To rent a bike, please visit the website. However, you can buy one of their bikes at the Save Mart Supermarket in this hub. 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 also sell bikes at their shop and at the Save Mart Supermarket in this hub. See above listing for Save Mart, and 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. Notably stocking up on a variety of canned beers. Ben’s can special order anything you want for you to pick up on your way to the playa — call to find out more.
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, 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. BUT they will only start taking shipments on or after AUGUST 1 and store items only for 2 weeks. Did we say how totally cool these people are!
501 West First Street – 775-786-8888, ext. 106 - map
Open 11am-11pm daily, except Sundays open at 9am for brunch. A long-time favorite hangout of many vegetarians and vegans as well as non-vegetarians, the laid back and cozy atmosphere quickly leads one to forget where one is at in the biggest little city. Seating at times may be hard to come by, as it is a very popular and cozy hole-in-the-wall, but well worth the wait. The entrance is located in the northeast corner of the Truckee River Lodge Building on Ralston St. It’s up the stairs on the back side of the building and is easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there. Oh, and the food is YUMMY with a wide variety of vegan/vegetarian/raw creations!
Oxbow Cafe and Bistro
2365 Dickerson Road – 775-453-1160 – map
Open Tue-Fri 7:30am-8:00pm, Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-4:00pm. A brand new restaurant providing high quality breakfast, lunch and dinner options for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans. Nice wine selection and espresso bar. In the arts district, so a great place to get some food while checking out some of the neighboring art spaces.
Recycling and Garbage Disposal
Car Parts and Repair
CoAuto Auto Repair
2115 Dickerson Road – 775-360-5361 – map
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Recently opened and owned operated by burners and brothers Anthony and Vinnie, and with community primarily in mind, a much recommended place to take any kind of auto for repairs. Free fluid and tires check. Some art spaces and a restaurant nearby to hang out in the meantime.
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.
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