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Jul 2, 2010 09:10 AM

Dry ice in Oakland/Berkeley?

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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    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.

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

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        1. re: bbulkow

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

        2. 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. (

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          1. re: grandarco

            Yes! So happy to hear this. Welcome back!

          2. 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