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Dry ice in Oakland/Berkeley?

lexdevil Jul 2, 2010 09:10 AM

Taking 150 kids on a picnic at Lake Temescal today and need to keep our popsicles frozen. The gas station at West Grand and Market where I used to pick up dry ice is closed (a major disappointment at 7:00 this morning). I'm hoping to find dry ice without having to head out to the Coliseum area or Richmond. Replies after 11:00 AM are probably too late.

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    Ericruo Sep 8, 2010 09:27 PM

    If one needs dry ice in quantity, the least expensive way to do this in my experience has been to get it at Praxair. They have facilities in all over the Bay Area. They're closed on weekends.

    San Francisco
    1690 Evans Avenue
    San Francisco, CA 94124
    Tel.: 415-826-8627
    Fax: 415-826-6508
    Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    23133 Kidder Street
    Hayward, CA 94545
    Tel.: 510-780-9306
    Fax: 510-780-0498
    Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    San Rafael
    2971 Monterey Highway
    San Jose, CA 95111
    Tel.: 408-281-8849
    Fax: 408-281-8361
    Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm / 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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      grandarco Sep 7, 2010 09:52 PM

      ARCO DRY ICE / CAR WASH (Will re-open in OCT 2010) At W. Grand ARCO ampm, offers DRY ICE & Party Ice in Large & Small Quantities... curently under re-construction and scheduled to re-open in October 2010 with brand new facility. At W. Grand ARCO ampm, offers Automatic SoftGloss FoamBrite Car Wash by RYCO SOFTGLOSS MAXX. (www.grandarco.com)

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        lexdevil Sep 7, 2010 10:11 PM

        Yes! So happy to hear this. Welcome back!

      2. bbulkow Jul 2, 2010 11:54 AM

        Yikes! Everyone stops at that gas station for dry ice! That's a bummer - are they closed for a while?

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          lexdevil Jul 2, 2010 04:43 PM

          Chain link fence around the station. Not sure if they're gone for good or just replacing their tanks.

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          cakebaker Jul 2, 2010 11:51 AM

          although it may be too late...the Lucky's at El Cerrito Plaza sells dry ice.

          El Cerrito Plaza
          San Pablo Ave and Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito, CA

          1. Scott M Jul 2, 2010 10:21 AM

            Here is a link to check out


            you could also call Oak Barrel in Berkeley, as it is often used to cold soak wine. They may not carry it but they could point you to someone local.

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