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Dec 3, 2008 01:32 PM

Restaurant Equipment Store (Phx)?

I am looking for a restaurant equipment store to buy some storage containers. I stopped by Bed, Bath and Beyond and they seem very expensive.

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  1. Check out National Restaurant Supply - it's open to the public.

    National Restaurant Supply Co.
    5010 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ

    1. There's a restaurant supply store at 35th Ave and Northern in the NW corner. I forget the name.
      There's another one on McDowell around 28th Street or so.

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      1. re: Firenza00

        This is where I go. They have commercial quality things at REALLY good prices. Decent selection too.

      2. I know there's a new-ish (and GIGANTIC) place just west of I-17 near Indian School.

        I'm assuming this is it...

        Restaurant Equipment Plus

        3604 N 27th Ave
        Phoenix, AZ 85017
        (602) 297-0334‎
        (602) 297-0335‎ - Fax

        I've yet to visit, so I don't know (1) if the have what you might be looking for or (2) if they sell directly to the public.

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        1. re: hohokam

          We actually stopped by there a few weeks ago and it's not open to the public. I assume that's the one right next to the 17.

          1. re: Firenza00

            Yeah, I think that must be the one.

            Bummer about them not being open to the public--when I first saw it I stoked to have a potential source of gear so close to the house.

            Oh well.

            1. re: hohokam

              It's a national chain called the Restaurant Depot. It is true that it is not open to the public however all you need to get in is a sales tax license which you can obtain from the Arizona Department of Revenue if you are so inclined. They do have some very good prices on food and some is in small enough packaging to be home friendly. The pricing and selection on restaurant equipment is very good but keep in mind commercial equipment varies significantly from home equipment in many ways and may not always be the best choice.

        2. The old Costco (original Phoenix Priceclub)which is at 35th and Indian School,right next to the latest Ranch Market is the "small business" Costco and has lots of restaurant supplies.Smart and Final does also but I think Costco is more reasonably priced.

          1. Smart & Final stores are mainly food focused, but have some kitchen gear.

            The Container Store isn't food or restuarant focused, but does have a kitchen section and has all sorts of different (and many cool) storage products. They just opened their first AZ location at 18550 North Scottsdale Road (near Mayo/101).

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            1. re: tastyjon

              That's a good call. I've been to the Container Store in Dallas many times and they have a good selection of such containers, although they are a bit pricey. Check their website.

              1. re: azhotdish

                Thanks everyone. I know what I am doing today! Reorganizing my pantry. Woo.