Sparks - Oddie Blvd.
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Some good bargain hunting and water at where Reno meets Sparks.
No, you don’t have to be odd to come to Oddie Blvd, although it might help. Off this exit are some good cheap finds.
Exiting on Silverado, you will find some deals on both sides of you.
First is Sak-N-Save with vast amounts of bulk items, a little bit of merchandize and camping supplies, and lots of beer. Nearby you will also find Goodwill and Savers thrift stores for possible costume-ideas, and a CVS/Pharmacy.
Further down Oddie on the right, at Rock Blvd, turn right and you will find the sisters-owned Fresca Waterhouse who are very accommodating for Burners on their way to the playa.
Groceries and Water
Sak n Save Food Store
1901 Silverada Blvd – 775-355-9351 – map
Open 24/7. A huge, basic bulk foods grocery store with some great prices, carrying most notably 5-gallon water containers and dispenser, dry ice, some camping supplies, and lots of booze.
1196 Rock Blvd – 775-358-9893 – map
Open daily 10am-6pm, open 9am-9pm from Aug. 22-Aug. 30. Call ahead for possible after-hours appointment. Very accommodating, Fresca Waterhouse provides water purified by reverse-osmosis at 40 cents per gallon to fill also sizes, including RV’s. 15, 30, and 55-gallon water barrels are also available. Water bottle sizes available up to 7 gallons, and they also have collapsable/reusable bottles, spigots, caps, and pumps. Two vending machines also operating 24 hours.
Savers Thrift Store
2350 Oddie Blvd – 775-359-4244 – map
Open Mon-Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-7pm.
Goodwill Thrift Store
2424 Oddie Blvd – 775-358-6444 – map
Open Mon-Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.
2416 Oddie Blvd, Sparks, 89431 – 775-355-7671 – map
Open 7am-9pm daily.
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