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pearlygirl Feb 5th, 2006 06:38 AM

las vegas, supermarket locations for food, beer, ect
we'll be flying into vegas in april, renting a car and driving to utah and arizona. we would like to get provisions, food, beer ect before we start driving to utah. where is a good place to shop after we pickup the car rental on the way to zion.

tracys2cents Feb 5th, 2006 08:29 AM

You exit the car rental area via Swenson and take a right on Tropicana. Vons/Safeway is just down Tropicana on the right, and I believe there is a Walmart a bit further down. Some other supermarket chains are down further on the left. Reverse direction on Tropicana to go west and catch the 15 freeway northbound after you cross the Las Vegas strip.

When driving to California there is an inspection station where you have to stop and they sometimes ask if you are transporting any fruit across state lines. Not sure if they do this as you cross into Utah as well? (just so you know not to have a bunch of bananas sitting on the dashboard).

Judy24 Feb 5th, 2006 09:42 AM

Tracy--that's a new one!

Is it now illegal to bring fruit across state line??? How can that be? It's not another country.

TheWeasel Feb 5th, 2006 10:07 AM

Judy - that's nothing new. They've had the authority and capability to do this for years.


"The California Border Patrol, for example, is notorious for its interceptions of uncertified agricultural products at the state line. The rigid laws that prohibit private citizens from bringing a bag of oranges into southern California are generally given credit for excluding numerous pest species that might have caused millions of dollars in losses. The price tag for these prevention efforts is only a fraction of the estimated $350 million Californians spent to clean up their most recent infestation of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis capitata)."

dwooddon Feb 5th, 2006 11:15 AM

Utah and Arizona do not have similar inspection stations.

suze Feb 5th, 2006 11:19 AM

Nothing new about no produce into California. Been that way for years. Same with Hawaii.

utahtea Feb 5th, 2006 11:39 AM

If you don't want to hassel shopping in Las Vegas, you can get groceries in St. George, Utah. Take the Bluff Street exit (exit #6) and make a left over the interstate and go a couple of blocks and there is an Albertsons on your right. There is also a K-Mart or Walmart (I forget) in the same shopping center.

Or you can even wait until you get to Hurricane or La Verkin. The Farmers Market Grocery is in La Verkin and it also has a Sinclair Gas and it's right at the intersection before you turn towards Zion. They had good gas prices and it's the last cheap gas before Zion.


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