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Old 01-05-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Liquor store convenient to City Center via. cab?

Hey all,

We're taking our small company for a retreat to Vegas next week staying @ Aria. I'm planning on buying champagne to have in room as part of a gift basket for employees upon their arrival. We have the details of actually getting the stuff delivered to rooms ($2.50/room from Aria in case anybody was wondering) worked out, but I'm still looking for a place to buy champagne on my way from airport to hotel. A quick google turned up "Walkway liquor" @ corner of Tropicana an LV Blvd. and Super Liquor, which looks to be behind Mandalay Bay. If I don't get any good feedback here, I guess I'll just hit one of those two. That said, looking for advice on places that meet the following criteria:

-More or less en route from LAS to City Center via. cab
-Quick/Easy in and out (As I'll have a cab waiting for me)
-Decent selection of low/mid-range champagne ($30 or so/bottle)
-Will sell to me by the case
-Preferably not in a ridiculously sketchy neighborhood

All input appreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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Lee's discount liquor..

ones at

3480 East Flamingo Road

or

9110 Las Vegas Boulevard South

are most proximate.
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Old 01-05-2010, 05:25 PM   #3
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I can't suggest a liquor store, but don't they have ones that will deliver, particularly given the quantity?
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:23 PM   #4
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Hey all,

We're taking our small company for a retreat to Vegas next week staying @ Aria. I'm planning on buying champagne to have in room as part of a gift basket for employees upon their arrival. We have the details of actually getting the stuff delivered to rooms ($2.50/room from Aria in case anybody was wondering) worked out, but I'm still looking for a place to buy champagne on my way from airport to hotel. A quick google turned up "Walkway liquor" @ corner of Tropicana an LV Blvd. and Super Liquor, which looks to be behind Mandalay Bay. If I don't get any good feedback here, I guess I'll just hit one of those two. That said, looking for advice on places that meet the following criteria:

-More or less en route from LAS to City Center via. cab
-Quick/Easy in and out (As I'll have a cab waiting for me)
-Decent selection of low/mid-range champagne ($30 or so/bottle)
-Will sell to me by the case
-Preferably not in a ridiculously sketchy neighborhood

All input appreciated, thanks.
if youre booking enough rooms so that you have to buy it by the case, id think that you could get the hotel concierge and or conference services to pick it up for you.... I also imagine that there is somewhere in CC that sells champagne.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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When you come out of the airport tell the cab driver to make a left on Tropicana blvd. A little bit up on the left there is a Vons Supermarket with a very big liquor selection. For every 6 bottles of wine, liquor or champagne you get 10% off. That's your best bet. Don't ask the cab driver to take you to a liquor store cause he will take you to the expensive little ****hole place on industrial which is west of the strip and he will get a kickback. After you exit the Vons the cab should continue going west on Trop and then make a right on LV Blvd and you'll be at CC in 2mins. HTH
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for the helpful feedback guys, appreciated. Looks like I'll be stopping into Vons.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #7
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NP. Make sure you have a Vons/Safeway card too, some of the stuff might be on sale.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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if youre booking enough rooms so that you have to buy it by the case, id think that you could get the hotel concierge and or conference services to pick it up for you.... I also imagine that there is somewhere in CC that sells champagne.
Didn't think about asking conference services to pick up for me, but not a bad idea, will look into it.

Agree that I could get booze directly though Aria, but that = $$$. If I was just some employee organizing an event for a bigger company, this is likely the avenue I'd go for convenience sake. However, I'm doing this for a small company I own a decent chunk of, so the little extra effort on my part to keep costs down seems worth it.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:27 PM   #9
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:29 PM   #10
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Champagne sucks unless it's chilled (it pretty much sucks anyway), which will be a pain to manage in gift baskets. Consider if you want to deal with the hassle.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #11
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Yeah, seriously, in an era where the megacompanies are cutting their Vegas trips, any small company that's putting employees up at the Aria has got to be mad balla. Congrats, OP!
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:48 PM   #12
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Champagne sucks unless it's chilled (it pretty much sucks anyway), which will be a pain to manage in gift baskets. Consider if you want to deal with the hassle.
My travel tip of the month should provide this thoughtful OP with a remedy. It can be found in post #1 in this thread.

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/27...asi-tr-664392/

I'm sure Kim would be happy to provide enough "coolers" for the occasion if he'd just mention my name.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:06 AM   #13
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Champagne sucks unless it's chilled (it pretty much sucks anyway), which will be a pain to manage in gift baskets. Consider if you want to deal with the hassle.
Meh, disagree that bubbles are bad, but to each their own. Anyhow it's more of a "it's the thought that counts" sort of thing than anything else (Champagne/sparkling wine/whatever + some other little stuff with a hand-written note thanking them for their hard work).

Obv expect that people will chill before drinking. Luckily, I have faith in my team's ability to procure ice + chilling vessel
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:41 AM   #14
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Yeah champagne is pretty nasty overrated crap, it's just too gassy. Show some real taste and pick up some Beaujolais.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:02 PM   #15
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Aria gift shop is selling champaign, if its inconvenient to pick it up on the way this is a good backup plan. Keep in mind that some hotels do not allow you to bring in bottles of alcoholic beverages from the outside, I dont know if Aria has this policy but if they do then you may need to adjust your delivery plans.
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